Undergraduate students, find out what you need to know about withdrawing from UCSD. For information on withdrawing from Summer Session, see the Summer Session withdrawal instructions (PDF).
If you are a first-time student and wish to withdraw from the University prior to or on the first day of instruction, you must notify the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools that you want to decline your offer of admission by e-mailing email@example.com. If you are requesting a withdrawal after the first day of instruction, you must complete the Undergraduate Withdrawal form.
Check with your college advisor to discuss the details and consequences of withdrawal.
Consider the effect on your academic history:
If you withdraw before or during weeks 1-4, no course entries will appear on your transcript.
Note: If you drop certain laboratory courses after the second scheduled meeting period, you'll receive a "W" grade. Refer to the quarterly schedule of classes for specific labs affected.
Consider the effect on your financial aid awards and loans:
Schedule of Refunds:
Schedule of Refunds
|Number of days into quarter||0-1 days||2-7 days||8-18 days||19-35 days||36 days and over|
|Percent of refund||100%||90%||50%||25%||0%|
|SHIP refunded?||YES, 100%||NO||NO||NO||NO|
Complete the Undergraduate Request for Withdrawal (E-Form) if:
You are in the first 9 weeks of the current quarter OR
If you receive financial aid and are enrolled in Summer Session and drop all summer courses, your electronic withdrawal request will be submitted to the Registrar's Office.
If you live on campus, contact your college's Residential Life office.
If you have a parking permit, contact Transportation and Parking Services to return your permit and avoid being billed for the full year.