Winthrop University: Records & Registration - Withdrawing from a Course

Withdrawing from a Course/Withdrawing from the University

Courses may be dropped from a student’s schedule via Wingspan during the Add/Drop Period. After this time, students must withdraw from a course to remove it from their schedule.

    Part of Term Description W/D deadline
    1 Full Term 10/26/2022
    2 First  Half-Semester 9/22/2022
    3 Second Half-Semester 11/14/2022
    3A After Mid-semester 11/15/2022
    4 First Third 9/12/2022
    5 Middle Third 10/18/2022
    6 Last Third 11/18/2022
    7A Online First Seven Weeks 9/22/2022
    7B Online Second Seven Weeks  11/17/2022
    7C Online Full Term 10/19/2022
    8 Special Session  10/20/2022
    8A Weekend Special A 9/12/2022
    9 ACAD Session 10/19/2022

    Students may withdraw from a course via Wingspan through the withdrawal period.

    (Student Tab>Registration>Add or Drop Classes>Select Withdraw>Save)  

    Please note that students who have registration holds due to a past due balance, immunization, or any other reason, will NOT be able to withdraw online and it is their responsibility to complete a withdrawal form (signed only by the student) and submit it to the Office of Records and Registration by the appropriate withdrawal date.

    The official date of withdrawal from a course is the date the withdrawal form is returned to the Registration Office with the signature of the student.  The form can be accessed here. (Students may email the form from their Winthrop email account.)

    Withdrawal from a course must be within the first 60% of the instructional days of the course.  Withdrawal deadlines for full-term and part-of-term courses can be found above as well as on the Registrar's Calendar. An automatic N is issued. After this date, students may not withdraw from a class without documented extenuating circumstances. These circumstances are outlined under the Academic Regulations section in the current catalog.

    Students who wish to withdraw from ALL courses during the fall or spring semester should initiate the withdrawal process by filling out the Withdrawal from Winthrop University online form. These students should also contact Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, and Residence Life (if they live on campus) to inform them of the decision to withdraw. Because summer is an optional semester, students may withdraw from all classes via Wingspan through the appropriate withdrawal deadline for that course. (See Summer Session date page above.) 

    A student may withdraw after the course withdrawal deadline only with documented extenuating circumstances.  Documentation of such circumstances must be definitive and must be presented along with an Extenuating Circumstances Withdrawal Form to the Registrar no later than the last day of classes for the course in question.  For further information on withdrawing from the University, please consult the Academic Regulations (p. 7) portion of the undergraduate catalog. Graduate students should consult the Academic Regulations section of the graduate catalog (pages 38-39).


Last Updated: 11/22/22