Dropping a class after the drop deadline is considered a class withdrawal.
If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must do so by the withdrawal from class deadline published in the Academic Calendar.
There are different withdraw from class deadlines for summer term – each session has specific deadlines which are posted in the Academic Calendar.
When a class is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript.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.
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms you will not be able to withdraw from your last class. Withdrawing from all of your classes is a Withdraw from the Term and you must complete the Withdrawal Survey.
You may be responsible for a portion of the tuition and fees associated with the class.
Watch the Drop or Withdraw from Classes video to get started.
Step 1: Log into MyOregonState
Step 2: Select the Academics tab
Step 3: Under Academic Resources, click on Register/Add/Drop Classes
Step 4: Select the term and click Submit
Step 5: Find the class you wish to drop and use the drop down box next to it to choose Withdraw Course
Step 6: Click the Submit Changes button at the bottom of the page - The page will reload
Step 7: Scroll to the bottom to verify that the class was dropped by verifying that the class status column indicates “withdrawn” and the date of the transaction
If you are enrolled in classes and wish to drop/withdraw all of your classes for the term on or after the first day of the term, you are withdrawing from the term. In other words, withdrawal indicates that you intend to stop attending classes for the current term.
The last day to withdraw from the term is Friday of Week 10 – the specific deadline dates are noted in the Academic Calendar.
Your transcript will reflect your withdrawal from the term in the form of a comment that indicates that you withdrew from the term and the effective date of the withdrawal.
If the withdrawal is completed during the withdrawal period (weeks 2 to 10), all currently enrolled classes will be assigned a W grade indicating you withdrew from the classes after the drop period.
The W grade indicates the class was not completed, no credits were earned, and it is not used in the computation of the grade-point average.
To withdraw from the term, you must complete the Withdrawal Survey. If you are withdrawing from summer term, see the Summer Term Withdrawal section below.
Step 1: Go to the Withdrawal Survey.
Step 2: Answer the questions in survey as this is part of the withdrawal process. Your responses can help us understand how to best support you should you decide to return to OSU for a future term.
Step 3: Click Submit to complete your request to withdraw from the term. If you are receiving financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office to report your withdrawal.
Once you complete the survey, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar confirming the process is complete.
If you are enrolled in courses for a future term and do not cancel that registration, you will remain enrolled. If you do not cancel your future term enrollment, you will be responsible for tuition, fees, and grades for the future term.
The withdrawal from the term process for students enrolled during summer term is different due to the multiple sessions.
Summer withdrawals from the term are handled by the class level – each session has specific drop and withdraw from class deadlines which are posted in the Academic Calendar.
There is not a special withdraw from term deadline for summer sessions as there is during fall, winter, and spring terms.
Students withdraw from their class(es) individually and use the same steps used in the other terms (Below).
Step 1: Log in to MyOregonState
Step 2: Click on the Academics tab
Step 3: Under Academic Resources, click Register/Add/Drop Classes
Step 4: Select the term, enter your registration PIN, click Submit
Step 5: Select the class you want to withdraw from in the drop-down box
Step 6: Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page - The page will reload
Step 7: Scroll to the bottom to verify that you have withdrawn from the class. The class status column will show “Withdrawn” and the date of the transaction
You may withdraw from a maximum of 18 classes, regardless of the number of credits for each withdrawn class. See Academic Regulation 12 to understand the rules related to withdrawing from individual classes.
Students may withdraw from the term unless they have exceeded the withdraw from class maximum of 18 classes. See Academic Regulation 13. This will not include students who withdraw from the term during the drop period, even though there is a comment on the transcript for those students who withdraw from the term during the drop period. The Office of the Registrar will only evaluate term withdrawals after the end of the drop period as counting toward the 18 class withdraw maximum, though all transcript and system processes will remain the same.
If you do not plan to return to the university in the subsequent term, but do intend to return at some point in the future, please take note of these re-enrollment policies:
If you are unable to withdraw from a class by the published deadline due to a registration hold, you can contact the Office of the Registrar at [email protected] for assistance.
Withdrawing from the current term does not affect your ability to enroll in future terms. Provided that you meet the enrollment eligibility requirements for continuing students you may enroll in classes online in accordance with established registration procedures.
To find the correct amount of term withdraws you have accrued, check your unofficial transcript for any term with a “Withdraw from the Term” (or “Withdraw from the University” – prior to Fall 2016) comment and classes with Ws. If there is a comment with no registration on a term, this means you withdrew from all of your classes during the drop period.
The most equitable way to allow withdrawals is to come up with a reasonable amount of class withdrawals that can be used as individual withdrawals or term withdrawals, regardless of how many classes a student is registered for in a term.
You will receive an email notification to your OSU email from the Office of the Registrar when you have gone over the limit of 18 individual course withdrawals.
No. The max class withdrawal applies to all OSU classes throughout a student’s academic career at OSU. If a student has already reached the max class withdrawal, moving forward they will be unable to continue withdrawing from classes. The measurement of total class withdrawals starts with classes taken in fall 2012 and beyond.
You will be unable to withdraw from a class(es). If you withdraw, you will be re-enrolled into the classes and notified by the Office of the Registrar of this change. This applies to any class withdrawal including when you withdraw from the term. If you are withdrawing from the term and the amount of classes you are taking that term would exceed your allowable amount remaining (of 18 total), you can choose to withdraw from singular classes (instead of the term) that would keep you under the max of 18 class withdrawals.
Yes. Effective Summer 2021, the max number of individual class withdrawals is increasing to 18.
No, this new rule goes into effect in Summer 2021.
Yes, but only up to 18 total class withdrawals and only moving forward starting with Summer 2021.
Yes, up to the max withdrawal of 18 total classes and only moving forward starting with Summer 2021.
Any student may petition for an exception from this limitation if the justification for withdrawal is clearly associated with extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. To petition, use the Petition for Late Change of Registration form.
Yes. This signifies that you were enrolled in classes for the term at OSU and removed yourself from the term via a drop. These do not count toward your individual class withdrawal limit because the classes were removed during the drop period, not the withdrawal period. The reason we list the comment is to demonstrate that you had an intention to take classes on or after the first day of the term at OSU. This is often necessary for federal aid purposes.
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.