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How to Drop a Class (Undergraduates)

See instructions for dropping a class.

When do you want to drop a class? Choose from the list to see the appropriate steps per Academic Senate Regulations.

Deadlines are as of 11:59 p.m. on date posted. Transactions requiring in-person assistance have a deadline of 4:30 p.m. on date posted.

In the right place? If you are a Summer Session student, see the Summer Session website for procedures.

Before the start of the quarter and through Week 2

  • Use WebReg to drop the class. Dropping a class to switch sections for a course is considered a drop and all drop/ add/ change deadlines apply when switching sections.
  • The following departments do not allow drops using WebReg during the first 2 weeks of the quarter:
    • Academic Internship Program
    • Special Studies Courses (97, 98, 99, 197, 198, 199), all subjects
    Instead, submit a completed, signed Add/ Drop/ Change card to Registrar's Office for the above subjects.

Weeks 3 and 4

  • To drop a class, use WebReg.
  • If you drop a class by the end of Week 4, it will not appear on your transcript.

Weeks 5 and 6

  • To drop a class, use WebReg.
  • 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, per Academic Senate Regulation 500, Section F-3.
  • You are not permitted to drop a class after Week 6.

Note: Exceptions to this deadline are rarely granted and can only be reviewed in cases involving technical problems with TritonLink or documented serious personal circumstances (e.g., hospitalization) which prevented the timely submission of the request.

Please see your college advising office for guidance. 

International Students: You must get approval to take fewer than 12 units. Contact the International Student Office, (858) 534-3730.