Drop/Withdraw

You are responsible for officially dropping or withdrawing from any class on your schedule that you are unable to attend or complete. If you drop a class by the Last Day to Drop (deadlines shown below), you can get a tuition refund. Drop deadlines are also viewable on your schedule.

Consider your options

Talk with your instructor first about how you may be able to complete their class successfully. A WCC counselor or advisor can also help you choose the best action for your circumstances by considering your personal situation. They will review the classes you still need to take for your program, and when you plan to graduate or transfer.

You may find that WCC resources like free drop-in tutoring or a study group, support for a disability, or help with basic needs or childcare can provide just what you need.

If you do decide to drop or withdraw, check with Financial Aid to find out how your aid will be affected.

There's a big difference between dropping and withdrawing

  Dropping a class by the Last Day to Drop Withdrawing after the Last Day to Drop
Refunds You get 100% tuition refund.
(and some fees back)
You will NOT receive a refund.
Transcripts No notation on your transcript that you ever registered for the class. A "W" for the class will be on your transcript.
Financial Aid Less chance that you'll owe back financial aid monies or jeopardaize your aid. Check with Financial Aid office first. The "W" may affect your financial aid now or in future semesters, (you may owe money back). Check with Financial Aid office first.
Academic Intervention Program Usually will not negatively affect your progress in the Academic Intervention Program. Your progress in the Academic Intervention Program may be affected.
Tuition Sponsors In some cases, you may not meet sponsor requirements. Check with your tuition sponsor first. You may not meet sponsor requirements. Check with your tuition sponsor first.
Online (DL) Classes Will not affect your current eligibility to take Online (DL) classes. Will affect your eligibility to take Online (DL) classes if your withdrawal rate reaches 50% or higher.
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If you do decide to drop or withdraw

Log into the WCC Gateway, select MyWCC, go to Registration, and read the instructions.

Log into the WCC Gateway, select MyWCC, go to the Student Services tab and select the Student Services Dashboard, then click Registration to proceed. View a helpful registration how-to guide and video tutorial.

 

Fall 2021 Session Information

Session Begins With Session Begin Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Add Last Day to Audit Last Day to Withdraw End Date
Number 15 weeks Aug 30 Sept 13 Sept 16 Sept 16 Oct 23 Dec 19
Q 1st 5 Weeks Aug 30 Sept 3 Sept 8 Sept 8 Sept 18 Oct 5
A, B, E 1st 7.5 weeks Aug 30 Sept 8 Sept 11 Sept 11 Sept 26 Oct 22
F, G 1st 10 weeks Aug 30 Sept 10 Sept 13 Sept 13 Sept 5 Nov 9
W 1st 12 weeks Aug 30 Sept 13 Sept 16 Sept 16 Oct 5 Nov 23
Y 2nd 12 weeks Sept 22 Oct 3 Oct 6 Oct 6 Nov 2 Dec 19
S 2nd 5 weeks Oct 6 Oct 10 Oct 13 Oct 13 Oct 23 Nov 9
N, P 2nd 10 weeks Oct 6 Oct 15 Oct 18 Oct 18 Nov 10 Dec 19
H, L 2nd 7.5 weeks Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 2 Nov 2 Nov 18 Dec 19
U 3rd 5 weeks Nov 10 Nov 14 Nov 17 Nov 17 Dec 2 Dec 19
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Notes

  • Online classes (sections starting with D) and Blended classes (sections starting with M) have various deadlines. Check class start and end dates to see where it fits in the chart.
  • CRN: Course Reference Number
  • WCC has some sessions that are shorter than the full semester. These shorter sessions are sometimes called Parts of Term. They may start at the same time as the full-semester session or later in the semester. Each session has its own registration and refund deadlines.
  • The section column of the class schedule will provide the key to when your session begins and ends. The sections begin with a letter of the alphabet. The chart will help you determine when your session begins and ends.
  • An "X" in the course Section indicates that the course is held at a location other than the main campus. Make sure the class listed on your schedule is in the location you want!
  • Blended classes (sections starting with M) require campus attendance at specified dates and times, in addition to online work. Check the note under the course title in the class listings for on-campus meeting times.
  • Blended classes (sections starting with M) and Distance Learning classes (sections starting with D) have various deadlines. Check the class start and end dates in the class schedule.
  • Classes may not be offered in all sessions listed here. There may be only a few classes offered in the shorter sessions.

Winter 2022 Session Information

Session Begins With Session Begin Date Last Day to Drop Last Day to Add Last Day to Audit Last Day to Withdraw End Date
Number 15 weeks Jan 10 Jan 22 Jan 25 Jan 25 Mar 4 May 2
Q

1st 5 weeks Jan 10 Jan 14 Jan 18 Jan 18 Jan 28 Feb 14
A, B, E 1st 7.5 weeks Jan 10 Jan 18 Jan 21 Jan 21 Feb 5 Mar 2
F, G 1st 10 weeks Jan 10 Jan 20 Jan 24 Jan 24 Feb 14 Mar 27
W 1st 12 weeks Jan 10 Jan 22 Jan 25 Jan 25 Feb 21 Apr 10
Y 2nd 12 weeks Feb 1 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 14 Mar 21 May 2
S 2nd 5 weeks Feb 15 Feb 19 Feb 22 Feb 22 Mar 4 Mar 27
N, P 2nd 10 weeks Feb 15 Feb 24 Feb 28 Feb 28 Mar 28 May 2
H, L 2nd 7.5 weeks Mar 3 Mar 16 Mar 19 Mar 19 Apr 4 May 2
U 3rd 5 weeks Mar 28 Apr 1 Apr 4 Apr 4 Apr 14 May 2


Notes

  • Online classes (sections starting with D) and Blended classes (sections starting with M) have various deadlines. Check class start and end dates to see where it fits in the chart.
  • CRN: Course Reference Number
  • WCC has some sessions that are shorter than the full semester. These shorter sessions are sometimes called Parts of Term. They may start at the same time as the full-semester session or later in the semester. Each session has its own registration and refund deadlines.
  • The section column of the class schedule will provide the key to when your session begins and ends. The sections begin with a letter of the alphabet. The chart will help you determine when your session begins and ends.
  • An "X" in the course Section indicates that the course is held at a location other than the main campus. Make sure the class listed on your schedule is in the location you want!
  • Blended classes (sections starting with M) require campus attendance at specified dates and times, in addition to online work. Check the note under the course title in the class listings for on-campus meeting times.
  • Blended classes (sections starting with M) and Distance Learning classes (sections starting with D) have various deadlines. Check the class start and end dates in the class schedule.
  • Classes may not be offered in all sessions listed here. There may be only a few classes offered in the shorter sessions.