When you drop a class, it must be done online by the drop deadline published in the Academic Calendar for that term. There are different drop deadlines for summer term – each session has specific deadlines which are posted in the Academic Calendar. If you drop a class by the deadline, the class will be removed from your schedule and you are not responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the class.

For information regarding withdrawing, which is after the drop deadline, please visit the Withdrawing: Classes or Terms page.

How to Drop a Class

Watch the Drop or Withdraw from Classes video to get started.

To drop a course, login to MyOregonState as follows:

  • Log into MyOregonState
  • Select the Academics tab
  • Under Academic Resources, click on Register/Add/Drop Classes
  • Select the term and click Submit.
  • Find the course you wish to drop and use the drop down box next to it to choose Drop Course.
  • Click the Submit Changes button at the bottom of the page.

The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom to verify that the class was dropped by verifying that the course status column indicates “dropped” and the date of the transaction.

If you do not drop a class by the drop deadline posted in the Academic Calendar, you will withdraw from the class.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A dropped course is removed from your schedule and does not appear on your academic transcript. A withdrawn course will appear on your transcript with a grade of W – it indicates the course was withdrawn after the drop period. The W grade does not affect your GPA.