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Dropping a class

You have been directed to this page because you have indicated you would like to withdraw from a class you are currently enrolled in, or plan to enroll in for the next term.

To help you in your course enrollment choices, please review some key considerations related to dropping courses before and during the term.

 

Withdrawing from a course prior to the start of an academic term and/or during an academic term can impact your financial aid status, athletic eligibility, student visa status, campus housing eligibility, and more.

Prior to dropping your course(s), be sure to review the course refund policy found in the Academic Catalog. If you are dropping courses during an academic term, it is important you read this policy carefully as it will tell you what percentage of your tuition bill that will be refunded.

Dropping a course during a current academic term:

Before you drop a course during a current academic term, be sure to complete the following steps:

  1. Verify if you are eligible for a tuition refund by reviewing the refund policy found in the Academic Catalog.
  2. Contact Financial Aid to see if withdrawing from the course impacts your financial aid eligibility and/or disbursement.
  3. Contact the Student Success Office to see if there are other enrollment considerations related to dropping the course.
  4. (Optional) If you are a student athlete, contact your coach about the potential impact on athletic eligibility.

Dropping all current or future term classes:

If you have attempted to withdraw from the last class you are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in for the next term, there are two options you need to consider:

Schedule Change:

If you are attempting to make a schedule change and remain enrolled at UC, please follow the steps below.

  • Step 1: Add the course(s) you are wanting to take to your schedule.
  • Step 2: Drop the course(s) you no longer plan to complete.

Withdraw from UC*:

If you are needing to take a break from classes, please contact the Student Success Office about the withdrawal process.

* Please note, completely withdrawing during a term can impact financial aid status, athletic eligibility, student visa status, campus housing eligibility, and more. Please consult with the Student Success Office before withdrawing from classes.

For other questions or help with the drop process:

For any questions regarding the drop process prior to and during an academic term, please contact one of the offices below.

On-Campus Undergraduate: studentsuccess@ucumberlands.edu or 606-539-4230  

Online Undergraduate : sll@ucumberlands.edu or 606-539-4646

Registrar’s Office: registrar@ucumberlands.edu or 606-539-4316

Financial Aid Office: financialaid@ucumberlands.edu or 606-539-4220

Withdrawing from a course prior to the start of an academic term and/or during an academic term can impact your financial aid status, academic progress, student visa status, and more.  

Prior to dropping your course(s), be sure to review the course refund policy found in the Academic Catalog. If you are dropping courses during an academic term, it is important you read this policy carefully as it will tell you what percentage of your tuition bill that will be refunded.

Dropping a course during a current academic term:

Before you drop a course during a current academic term, be sure to complete the following steps

  1. Verify if you are eligible for a tuition refund by reviewing the refund policy found in the Academic Catalog.
  2. Contact your Academic Advisor to see if there are other enrollment considerations related to dropping the course.  
  3. (if applicable) Contact Financial Aid to see if withdrawing from the course impacts your financial aid eligibility and/or disbursement.

Dropping all current or future term classes:

If you have attempted to withdraw from the last class you are currently enrolled in, or plan to enroll in for the next term there are two options you need to consider:  

Schedule Change:

If you are attempting to make a schedule change and remain enrolled at UC, please follow the steps below.   

  • Step 1: Add the course(s) you are wanting to take to your schedule.
  • Step 2: Drop the course(s) you no longer plan to complete.
    • If after completing the steps above you still need assistance, please contact your Academic Advisor/Student Success Coordinator.  

Withdraw from UC*:

If you are needing to take a break from classes, please contact your Academic Advisor about the withdrawal process. 

* Please note, completely withdrawing during a term can impact financial aid status, academic progress, student visa status, and more.  Please consult with your Academic Advisor/Student Success Coordinator before withdrawing from classes.

 

For other questions or help with the drop process:

For any questions regarding the drop process prior to and during an academic term, please contact your Academic Advisor or the Registrar’s Office. 

Graduate Student Success: gss@ucumberlands.edu or 606-539-4539

Registrar’s Office: registrar@ucumberlands.edu or 606-539-4316

Withdrawing from a course prior to the start of an academic term and/or during an academic term can impact your financial aid status, academic progress, student visa status, and more.  

Prior to dropping your course(s), be sure to review the course refund policy found in the Academic Catalog. If you are dropping courses during an academic term, it is important you read this policy carefully as it will tell you what percentage of your tuition bill that will be refunded.

Dropping a course during a current academic term:

Before you drop a course during a current academic term, be sure to complete the following steps

  1. Verify if you are eligible for a tuition refund by reviewing the refund policy found in the Academic Catalog.
  2. Contact your Academic Advisor to see if there are other enrollment considerations related to dropping the course.  Please note, if you are an international student you must contact the DIGS office prior to dropping a course.  
  3. (if applicable) Contact Financial Aid to see if withdrawing from your impacts your financial aid eligibility and/or disbursement.

Dropping all current or future term classes:

If you have attempted to withdraw from the last class you are currently enrolled in, or plan to enroll in for the next term there are two options you need to consider:    

Schedule Change:

If you are attempting to make a schedule change and remain enrolled at UC, please follow the steps below.  

  • Step 1: Add the course(s) you are wanting to take to your schedule.
  • Step 2: Drop the course(s) you no longer plan to complete.
  • If after completing the steps above you still need assistance, please contact your Academic Advisor.  
    • Please note, if you are an Executive student you must be enrolled in a main term class, INTR, and must remain full-time.

Withdraw from UC*:

If you are needing to take a break from classes, please contact your Academic Advisor about the withdraw process. 

  • Department of International Graduate Services Advising: 606-539-3577

* Please note, completely withdrawing during a term can impact financial aid status, academic progress, student visa status, and more.  Please consult with your Academic Advisor before withdrawing from classes.

Dropping courses as an international student:

If you are withdrawing from courses due to a change of status please be sure to email a copy of your I-797 to pamela.smith@ucumberlands.edu so she can ensure that your SEVIS record has been updated properly.

Please note that if you have received an I-797B, you are NOT in H1B status until you leave the U.S. and return; therefore, the earliest you can withdraw from courses would be your return date to the U.S. Should you request to withdraw from courses prior to your H1B becoming effective your SEVIS record will be terminated for unauthorized early withdrawal.

If you are not dropping for a change of status, then please include your reason on the drop form so that we can best assist you.

Important Notes:

If you are an F1 student, then it is required that you maintain a full-time enrollment status. If you drop below full-time status without being approved for a reduced course load, you will be out of status and your SEVIS record will be terminated.

INTR - Applied Learning Practicum: You must be enrolled in an INTR course every semester in the executive-format program. In order to drop INTR, you must have an approved change of program into the 100% online program. 

For other questions or help with the drop process:

For any questions regarding the drop process prior to and during an academic term, please contact your Academic Advisor or the Registrar’s Office. 

Department of International Graduate Services Advising: 606-539-3577

Registrar’s Office: registrar@ucumberlands.edu or 606-539-4316