Withdrawal from Courses

You may withdraw from courses during the designated withdrawal period before the eighth week of the semester. A "W" is applied to the transcript when you drop a class after add/drop but before the final withdrawal period of the semester.  It does not go into the GPA.  

It is recommended that you consult with an SAS Academic advisor when contemplating withdrawal from a course. Terminating class attendance does not constitute withdrawal from a course. See the University Policies and Procedures section of the New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog for details of the add/drop policy; specific add/drop and withdrawal information for the current semester can be found on the on the website of the New Brunswick Registrar.

Withdrawal from Minicourses

Minicourses are courses that are worth 1, 1.5, or 2 credits that you may add after the semester has begun, but before the start date for each course. You may withdraw from a minicourse without a "W" anytime before the first class meeting.  After the class meets for the first time, you may withdraw with a "W" for 3 weeks.  After 3 weeks, you have committed to the course and may no longer withdraw from the course.  For assistance in adding or withdrawing from a minicourse, please visit an SAS Advising Center.

Semester Withdrawal

You may submit a withdrawal for a particular semester when a return date is not known or when there is not a plan to return to the School of Arts and Sciences. Failure to attend class is not equivalent to a withdrawal, and you will not receive an adjustment of charges or grades (see http://studentabc.rutgers.edu/withdrawals) unless a formal withdrawal is filed with the SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services and approved prior to the 12th week of the semester.

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form

Tuition Refund Dates

You may use Webreg to drop courses or cancel your schedule prior to the beginning of a semester and receive 100% refund. You cannot use the automated system to withdraw completely from school. Please visit an SAS Advising Center to cancel your registration. The refund schedule for complete withdrawal is as follows:

September 17 100%
October 2 80%
October 16 60%
October 30 40%
Thereafter 0%


In all refund situations, the student fee and the computer fee are not refundable. Students cannot drop their last class via Webreg.

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