OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

What does it mean to drop a course?

During the academic year, courses can be dropped through the end of the second week of classes. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is dropped you are not responsible for a grade in the course or for tuition and fees associated with the course. When a course is dropped it is not recorded on your transcript.

What does it mean to withdraw from a course?

During the academic year, you can withdraw from individual courses between weeks 3 to 7. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript. The W grade is non-punitive and has no effect on your GPA. You may be responsible for a portion of the tuition and fees associated with the course.

Do I get a refund?

You will receive a full refund for courses dropped prior to the beginning of the term or by the end of the add/drop period. You may refer to the tuition reduction schedule available from the Business Affairs office for information about a possible refund after the second week of the term.