Undergraduate Late Drop and Semester Withdrawal

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Students are advised to speak with an academic advisor before submitting any petition.
 

Late Drops/Withdrawals

We recommend gathering required documentation before submitting any petition to avoid denial/cancellation of request. Open University students need to use the Undergraduate Late Course Drop/Semester Withdrawal forms.

Retroactive Course Drop/Semester Withdrawal Request

FAQs

Types of Withdrawals

There are two types of approved late withdrawals: WA and WB. Both show on the official transcript as a “W”. It carries NO connotation of quality of the student's performance and is not used in calculating grade point average or progress points. 

Drop/Withdraw Deadlines by Semester

Please see the Registrar's website for additional deadlines. SJSU Online Program, please see Dates and Deadlines website.

Spring 2024 Calendar

Date Deadline
Monday, Feb 19, 2024

Last day to drop or add via MySJSU without a "W".

No Petition Required (ends 11:59 pm)

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

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024

Petition required to drop a course(s) or withdraw from Spring 2024 semester.

Petitions will be available at 8 am

Friday, Apr 19, 2024

80% mark of the semester last day to drop any courses or withdraw from Spring 2024.   

Petitions must be submitted before 5 pm

 Friday, May 15 2024*

First Day Retroactive Petition for Spring 2024 will be initiated.

Advisor recommendation required to initiate retroactive petition forms for Spring 2024.

Petitions will be initiated after 8 am

May 31, 2024 to June 6, 2024

Retroactive drops/withdrawal initiated only, processing drops will resume after June 6th (Academic Standing & Current Semester Grades posted on MySJSU & Transcripts). 

*date subject to change

SUMMER 2024

Session I 
June 03 to July 5
Session I 
 June 3 to August 9
Session II
   June 8 to August 9    
Deadlines

  Tue, 6/4

Tue, 6/4

Tue, 7/9

Last day to drop via MySJSU for 100% refund. 

No petition required to drop


Wed, 6/5
  

Wed, 6/5

Wed, 7/10

Last day to drop via MySJSU without a "W" and 75% refund. 

No Petition Required (ends 11:59 pm)


Thu, 6/6
  

Thu, 6/6

Thu, 7/11

Petition required to drop a course(s) or withdraw from Summer 2024 semester.

Petitions will be available at 8 am


 Fri, 7/5

 Fri, 8/9

 Fri, 8/9

80% mark of the semester last day to drop any courses or withdraw from Summer 2024.

 Petitions must be submitted before 5 pm


Fri, 8/16

Fri, 8/16

Fri, 8/16

First Day Retroactive Petition for Summer 2024 will be initiated.

Advisor recommendation required to initiate retroactive petition forms for Summer 2024.

Petitions will be initiated after 8 am

*date subject to change

 

Fall 2024

Date  Deadline
Tue, Sept. 17

Last day to drop or add via MySJSU without a "W".

No Petition Required (ends 11:59 pm)

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

Thu, Sept. 19

Petition required to drop a course(s) or withdraw from semester.

Petitions will be available at 8 am

Mon, Nov. 18

80% mark of the semester

Last day to submit late drop/withdraw from(s). 

Petitions must be submitted before 5 pm

Thu, Dec. 19*

First Day Retroactive Petition for Fall 2024 will be initiated.

Advisor recommendation required to initiate retroactive petition forms for Fall 2024.

Petitions will be initiated after 8 am

Sat, Dec. 21 to Fri, Jan. 10*

Retroactive drops/withdrawal initiated ONLY, processing drops will resume after January 10th (Academic Standing & Current Semester Grades posted on MySJSU & Transcripts)

 

*date subject to change

 

Date  Winter 2025 Deadlines
TBA

Petition required to drop a course(s) or withdraw from Winter Session.

Petitions will be available at 8 am

TBA

Last Day to Withdraw

Petitions must be submitted before 5 pm

TBA

First Day Retroactive Petition to drop/withdraw from Winter Session.

Petitions will be initiated after 8 am.

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