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How to Drop a Class (Graduate Students)

Grad students, follow the timeline and see the steps for dropping a class. Choose from the list to see the appropriate steps:

When do you want to drop a class? Choose from the list to see the appropriate steps:

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Before the start of the quarter, through Friday of Week 2

  • Use WebReg to drop the class. (You may not use WebReg to drop a class after the first 2 weeks of the quarter.)
  • You may not drop below 12 units if you hold an appointment at 50% time or are receiving a fellowship, traineeship, or scholarship.
  • If you are enrolled in fewer than 12 units, then you are eligible for a 25% time appointment at the discretion of your graduate department.

Weeks 3 to 9

  • If you want to drop a class after the end of Week 2, you must receive approval from both your advisor/ department and the Graduate Division.
  • To drop a class, you must take your drop card to the Registrar's Office (map) for processing.
  • If you drop a class by the end of Week 4, it will not appear on your transcript.
  • If you drop a class after the end of Week 4, it will appear on your transcript with a "W" grade. A student may receive a maximum of one “W” per course.

Warning: Drops made after Week 2 are reviewed by the Graduate Divsion for potential impact on financial support.

After Week 9

  • You are not permitted to drop a class after Week 9.

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