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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 through 9

  • 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 9.

Note: Approvals are not required, but you should inform your instructor or department.

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