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After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from an individual course(s) while remaining in other courses through approximately the thirteenth week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of “W” will be assigned during this period. Refunds are not issued for individual course withdrawals. Students may process withdrawals online through the "Registration Menu" app in MyUWF following the instructions for Withdrawing After Drop/Add

*Freshmen, student-athletes, and international students (F-1/J-1 visa holders) may be unable to withdraw themselves from classes due to a minimum hour restriction.  Students with a minimum hour restriction are required to maintain a certain number of hours due to their current status; see Understanding Minimum/Maximum Semester Hour Restrictions. If unable to withdraw via MyUWF these students should reach out to their academic advisor for assistance.  

Withdrawing from courses may affect a student's financial aid and/or excess hours.

For additional information pertaining to UWF's withdrawal policies, please see
the Withdrawal portion of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Students should not attempt to drop or withdraw from any course in which he/she is going through the Academic Misconduct process. If the student does remove themselves from the course, the student will be manually re-added to the course by the Office of the Registrar pending a final decision from Student Affairs.


To Withdraw from a Course:

  1. Search for, then select the Registration Menu app in MyUWF. Then, click on the "Registration" link.
  2. Select the "Register for Classes" option.

  3. Select the term which you want to Withdraw and enter your Alternate Pin. Then, click "Continue".
  4. From the drop down box, select the "Withdrawal" option. Then, Click "Submit".
  5. The Current Schedule page should now reflect that you have successfully withdrawn from the course.

Medical Withdrawal Process

To qualify for a medical withdrawal, the student is required to complete and submit the Request for Medical Withdrawal Form with supporting documentation to the Dean of Students office (DSO), Building 21/Room 130.

The DSO will review the documentation and determine whether the criteria for a medical withdrawal have been met. The student will receive email notification once the decision has been made. The medical withdrawal process normally takes 10 to 14 working days.

For specific information pertaining to require documentation and policies related to Medical Withdrawals, please see the Medical Withdrawal section in the Catalog.


 I can't withdraw from my last class- what do I do?
Check to see the error message you are getting. You may be subject to stay in minimum hours for various reasons. If so, please contact your advisor.
 I can't withdraw form a Part of Term 5-9 course; what should I do?
Generally, the withdrawal deadline for Part of Term 5-9 courses is the last day of the class, unless the class end date crosses over into the following semester. In this case, the withdrawal deadline is the last day of the semester in which said course started. Please email for assistance with withdrawing from Parts of Term 5-9 courses before the deadline passes.

Previous/Next Steps

Registering for Courses

Dropping Courses

Viewing a Student Schedule

Viewing holds

Understanding Minimum/Maximum Semester Hour Restrictions

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