Types of Withdrawal and Deadlines

For information about withdrawing from a class, see Drop Policy.

Withdrawal by Not Registering

Students who withdraw from the College simply by not registering for the following term do not need to follow any formal "withdrawal" or "leave of absence" procedures. If they leave in good academic standing, such students are eligible for readmission at any time.

Disenroll

Before Classes Begin

Prior to the first day of the term you may disenroll from the term.   Contact the Office of the Registrar.

  1. Visit a Student Service Site (1513 LSA Bldg. or 1212 Pierpont Commons) make sure you have identification
  2. E-mail the request to ro.registration.questions@umich.edu (please include full name, id number and term)
  3. FAX your request to (734) 763-9053 (please include full name, ID number, term and signature)
  4. Mail your request to the Registrar's Office, 1513 LSA Bldg., 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1392 (please include full name, ID number, term and signature)

Check the Office of the Registrar's Web site (ro.umich.edu/) for additional information

Term Withdrawals

Before Classes Begin

Prior to the first day of the term you may disenroll from the term.   Contact the Office of the Registrar.

  1. Visit a Student Service Site (1513 LSA Bldg. or 1212 Pierpont Commons) make sure you have identification
  2. E-mail the request to ro.registration.questions@umich.edu (please include full name, id number and term)
  3. FAX your request to (734) 763-9053 (please include full name, ID number, term and signature)
  4. Mail your request to the Registrar's Office, 1513 LSA Bldg., 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1392 (please include full name, ID number, term and signature)

Check the Office of the Registrar's Web site  for additional information.

Weeks One Through Six

Students who wish to withdraw once classes begin must contact the Academic Advising Center and fill out the Term Withdrawal  form.  The form may be obtain from our web site.  You can do any of the following:

  1. Visit the Academic Advising Center (1255 Angell Hall) make sure you have identification
  2. E-mail the Term Withdrawal form to academic.standards@umich.edu
  3. FAX the Term Withdrawal form to (734) 764-2772
  4. Mail the Term Withdrawal form to Academic Standards, 1255 Angell Hall, 435 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003.

Students who have early registered and subsequently withdraw after the term begins will be responsible for the registration and disenrollment fees regardless of their class attendance.  To avoid a disenrollment fee, notification of intention to disenroll must be received before the first day of classes.

Students who withdraw within the first three weeks of the term (two weeks for a half-term) are assessed a $50 disenrollment fee plus an $80 registration fee ($40 for a half-term), but the registration will not appear on the student's record.  Students who withdraw between the fourth and sixth week of a full term or in the third week of a half-term are assessed 50% tuition and the registration appears on the transcript with W's and a withdrew notation.  These dates are posted for each term on the following website: ro.umich.edu/termwd.html.  Full tuition is assessed after these dates.

After Week Six

After the sixth week of classes during a full term (third week in a half-term), students who intend to withdraw from the College must make an appointment with a member of the Academic Standards Board.  Students who withdraw after the middle of a term may be required to obtain permission from the Academic Standards Board before continuing in the College.

Drop (W) / Official Withdrawal / Unofficial Withdrawal (ED)
If a student withdraws officially from a course after the first three weeks of a full term (first two weeks of a half-term), the course is recorded on the transcript with a W notation; neither credits toward a degree program nor honor points are earned.

Request for Term Withdrawal (PDF)
Students who wish to withdraw once classes have begun should contact the Academic Advising Center. Students who withdraw within the first drop/add period are assessed disenrollment and registration fees, but the registration...