Drop and Withdraw

If you registered for summer courses and are thinking of dropping some or all of your courses, read this page to find out how registration changes affect your tuition, fees, and grades. Please note that not attending class will not automatically drop you from the course roster. You must take action if you wish to drop a class.

The procedures and refund polices for dropping an individual course when you are enrolled in multiple courses and withdrawing from all of your courses/cancelling your registration are different, so please review them carefully. Visit the Registration Policies and Procedures and our Key Dates for additional information.

+I registered for multiple courses, and now I want to drop one/some but not all of my courses.

If you are registered in multiple courses during the summer and want to drop some but not all of your courses, you would be dropping individual courses.

How to drop a course on or before the last day of Late Registration (May 20, 2020 for 4-week session courses and June 19, 2020 for 8-week session courses):
You can drop individual courses online following the steps below.

  • Go to my.UIC.edu. Log in with your NetID and password.
  • After you have logged in, use the search bar to find results for “XE Registration.”
  • Click on “Register for Classes.”
  • Once you are viewing your registered courses, you will see a drop down menu next to each course under “Action.” Select “Web Drop Course” for each course you wish to drop and then click “Submit.”

How to drop a course after the last day of Late Registration:
Contact the Registration Helpline for assistance at registration@uic.edu. Please include your UIN and phone number.

+I registered for summer courses, but I no longer want to take any courses.

If you are registered in one or more courses during the summer and want to withdraw from all of your courses, this means that you will be withdrawing from the university for the summer.

How to withdraw from all courses / cancel registration on or before the refund deadline:
If you are withdrawing from the 4-week session or both the 4-week and the 8-week session, this request must be received by the Office of the Registrar by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in order to receive a 100% refund. If you are withdrawing from the 8-week session only, this request must be received by the Office of the Registrar by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 in order to receive a 100% refund.

Follow the steps below to drop all of your courses through my.UIC.edu and withdraw for the summer:

  • Go to my.UIC.edu. Log in with your NetID and password.
  • After you have logged in, use the search bar to find results for “XE Registration.”
  • Click on “Register for Classes.”
  • Once you are viewing your registered courses, you will see a drop down menu next to each course under “Action.” Select “Web Drop Course” for each course and then click “Submit.”

How to withdraw for the summer after the last day of Late Registration:
Contact us regarding drop policies and procedures and then submit a Term Withdrawal Request.

+I’ve dropped my course(s) but am still enrolled in other courses. What happens to my tuition and fees?

If you drop a 4-week session course and thereby reduce your course enrollment to a lower credit hour total, then you will receive a refund of the tuition difference if the change is made by the first Wednesday of the 4-week session, May 20, 2020. No refund will be issued for a 4-week session course that is dropped thereafter.

If you drop an 8-week session course and thereby reduce your course enrollment to a lower credit hour total, then you will receive a refund of the tuition difference if the change is made by the first Friday of the 8-week session, June 19, 2020. No refund will be issued for an 8-week session course that is dropped thereafter.

+I’ve dropped all of my courses and have withdrawn from the university for the summer. What happens to my tuition and fees?

Withdrawing if you are enrolled in the 4-week session only or in the 4-week and 8-week session:
Students wishing to withdraw from all of their courses must do so through the my.UIC.edu portal by 11:59 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the 4-week session, May 20, 2020 in order to receive a 100% refund.

If you wish to withdraw from all of your courses after the first Wednesday of the 4-week session, May 20, 2020, refer to the refund schedule for information about the pro-rata refund of tuition and refundable fees. Note: Neither the Health Service Fee nor the Health Insurance Fee are refunded, allowing students to continue to be covered and eligible to receive these fee-related services.

Withdrawing if you are enrolled in the 8-week session only:
Students wishing to withdraw from all of their courses must do through the my.UIC.edu portal by 11:59 p.m. on the first Friday of the 8-week session, June 19, 2020 in order to receive a 100% refund.

If you wish to withdraw from all of your courses after the first Friday of the 8-week session, June 19, 2020, refer to the refund schedule for information about the pro-rata refund of tuition and refundable fees. Note: Neither the Health Service Fee nor the Health Insurance Fee are refunded, allowing students to continue to be covered and eligible to receive these fee-related services.

+I’ve dropped my course(s). What happens to my grade?

For the 4-week session, students can drop a course and avoid getting a “W” (withdrawn) grade if they drop the class by Wednesday, May 20, 2020. After that date, students may drop a course Thursday, May 21 through Wednesday, June 3, 2020 and receive a “W” grade. If a student drops a class after Wednesday, June 3, 2020 they will receive a failing grade.

For the 8-week session, students can drop a course and avoid getting a “W” (withdrawn) grade if they drop the class by Friday, June 19, 2020. After that date, students may drop a course Saturday, June 20, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020 and receive a “W” grade. If a student drops a class after Friday, July 17, 2020, they will receive a failing grade.

+I still have questions; what should I do?

Registering for classes at a different university can be challenging, especially when it comes to making changes. If you can’t find the answers you need here, please contact us for assistance. We are here to help.