Twelfth Week Deadline: April 5

This message was originally sent to upper-division students in the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy.

The end of the twelfth week of the semester is the deadline to be able to submit a one-time upper-division late drop petition.

Late drop requests must be submitted by April 5. Any request submitted after the deadline must be submitted on the basis of medical/mental health or personal hardship or will be automatically denied.

Need to use a one-time late drop?

Students may request to drop a class between the end of the seventh week and the end of the twelfth week of a given semester, based on the number of earned credit hours:

  • Less than 60: a cumulative of two classes may be dropped.
  • 60 or more and until graduation: a student may drop only one course.

Courses dropped after the end of the seventh week of classes will appear on a student’s transcript with a “W” grade notation. A course dropped in this manner does not impact a student’s GPA.

Tuition charges remain for any course that a student drops through this process.

If a student has already used their one-time upper-division late drop, the only way to request a course drop after the end of the seventh week of classes is to petition for a medical/mental health or a personal hardship course drop. In either case, cause-specific supporting documentation of circumstances is required.

How to submit a late drop request

Follow these instructions (also found on our website) to submit a late drop request:

  1. Log in to your account.
    • We recommend using a computer, not your phone to generate the drop form.
  2. Under the “MY COURSES” tab (located in the center of the page), click the pencil-drop icon.
  3. On the “Drop Classes” page, select the term (semester) of the course you wish to drop (e.g. Fall 2023, Spring 2024, etc.) and click Continue.
  4. Do not skip this step – Click the red button that says, “Click here to drop a class for a closed enrollment term.
    If you do not click this button, the system will generate an error message.
  5. Read the instructions and/or acknowledgements and click Continue.
  6. Select the term of the class which you wish to drop.
  7. When your schedule appears again, select the course that you want to drop, and click the “Drop Selected Classes” link.
  8. Download and save the generated drop form.
    • If a form does not appear, check to make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off
    • Do not sign the generated form – the signature lines are for the Academic Dean’s office to signify approval of the drop.
  9. Send the generated drop form to