Undergraduate Late Drop and Semester Withdrawal

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**NEW for Fall 2022 **

The last day to add and/or drop a class via MySJSU ​is Thursday, September 15, 2022. Effective Fall 2022,​ the last day for a student to add​ a​ class (with a permission code) and/or drop a class​​ shall be one instructional day before Census Day.​ For more information, see ​University Policy S22-6 [pdf].
 
Students are advised to speak with an academic advisor before submitting any petition.

Guidelines

Please see Registration Calendar for exact dates for this term. 

Time Period Petition Requirements
Start of the term

Drop course(s) via MySJSU; petition not required.

After the term's drop deadline

Petition required for any course drops/semester withdrawal.

Last day to withdraw from the term

Last day to submit a course drop/semester withdrawal petition for the current term.

After last day to withdraw 

Students must meet with an advisor (academic or major) for any retroactive course drop/semester withdrawal. 


Types of Withdrawals

There are two types of approved late withdrawals: WA and WB. Both show on the official transcript as a “W”.  The symbol “W” on the official transcript indicates that the student was approved to withdraw from the course after the drop deadline. It carries no connotation of quality of the student's performance and is not used in calculating grade point average or progress points.

Note: Open University and Special Session students are subject to the same criteria and limits as regularly enrolled (matriculated) students. Open University students need to use the Undergraduate Course Drop/Semester Withdrawal forms.


Fall 2022 Late Drop/Semester Withdrawal

Students should submit a separate petition for each course/semester withdrawal request. If you are enrolled in only one course, submit the semester withdrawal petition and not the single course drop petition.

NOTE: Approval of your late course drop or semester withdrawal petition does not guarantee a refund of tuition and fees, or financial aid. Please contact the Bursar’s Office or the Financial Aid Office regarding this.


Retroactive Course Drop/Semester Withdrawal


FAQs


Calendar

Please visit the Registrar's website for additional deadlines.

Summer 2022

Date Session Petition Requirements
Mon, June 6, 2022

Session One
(Jun 1 - Jul 1) AND
(Jun 1 - Aug 5)

Petition required to drop any course

Fri, July 8, 2022

Session Two
(Jul 5 - Aug 5)

Petition required to drop any course

Fri, Aug 5, 2022

Session One 
(Jun 1 - Aug 5) AND

Session Two 
(Jul 5 - Aug 5)

Last day to drop any course

Weds, Aug 17, 2022

Session One AND 
Session Two

Retroactive drops will be accepted


Fall 2022

Date Deadline Petition Requirements
Tues, Aug 16, 2022

Last day to drop via MySJSU for 100% refund.

No petition required to drop

Thurs, Sept 15, 2022

Last day to add or drop via MySJSU.

 

(subject to a pro-rata charge see Bursar's Office)

No petition required to drop

Fri, Sept 16, 2022

Petition required to drop any courses or withdraw from Fall 2022.

 

Petition will be available at 8 am

Late Course Drop Form
- or - 
Semester Withdrawal Form

Fri, Nov 11, 2022

Last day to drop any courses or withdraw from the Fall 2022.


Petition must be submitted before 5 pm

Late Course Drop Form
- or - 
Semester Withdrawal Form

Fri, Dec 16, 2022

Petition required to retroactively drop any courses or withdraw from Fall 2022.

 

Petitions will be accepted starting at 8 am

Retroactive Late Course Drop 
- or - 
Retroactive Semester Withdrawal


Winter 2023

(Coming soon - available October 2022)


Spring 2023

Date Deadline Petition Requirements
Sun, Jan 22, 2023

Last day to drop via MySJSU for 100% refund.

No petition required to drop

Mon, Feb 20, 2023

Last day to add or drop via MySJSU.

 

(subject to a pro-rata charge see Bursar's Office)

No petition required to drop

Tues, Feb 21, 2023

Petition required to drop any courses or withdraw from Spring 2023.

 

Petition will be available at 8 am

Late Course Drop Form
- or - 
Semester Withdrawal Form

Fri, April 21, 2023

Last day to drop any courses or withdraw from Spring 2023.


Petition must be submitted before 5 pm

Late Course Drop Form
- or - 
Semester Withdrawal Form

Fri, May 26, 2023

Petition required to retroactively drop any courses or withdraw from Spring 2023.

 

Petitions will be accepted starting at 8 am

Retroactive Late Course Drop 
- or - 
Retroactive Semester Withdrawal

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