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 March 21, 2023
    2 First  Half-Semester February 9, 2023
    3 Second Half-Semester April 6, 2023
    3A After Mid-semester April 11, 2023
    4 First Third January 30, 2023
    5 Middle Third March 3, 2023
    6 Last Third April 12, 2023
    7 Prior to Term January 3, 2023
    7A Online First Seven Weeks February 10, 2023
    7B Online Second Seven Weeks  April 6, 2023
    7C Online Full Term March 9, 2023
    8 Special Session  March 1, 2023
    9 ACAD Session March 2, 2023

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

    In Wingspan, select Student Registration from the Self Service 9x menu on the right-hand side. After that, you will select Register for Classes, and select the term.  You should see your schedule in the lower right-hand corner. If you don’t see it click the Panels button at the bottom of the page. Select Withdraw from the Action column next to the class you would like to withdraw from and click Submit. Video Demo

    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. It is the student's responsibility to complete a Course Withdrawal Form (PDF 808KB) 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. Students may e-mail the form from their Winthrop e-mail account.

    Withdrawal from a course must be within the first 60% of the instructional days of the course. An automatic N is issued. After the withdrawal deadline, students may not withdraw from a class without documented extenuating circumstances.

    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 (PDF-107 KB) 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 portion of the current catalog.


Last Updated: 2/15/23