University Withdrawal Procedures

A student who wishes to withdraw from the University during any semester or summer session may begin the withdrawal process by logging on to myPurdue and performing the following steps: 

  • Select the Registration page
  • Select "Withdraw from Purdue University" 
  • Complete the form

Once the form is submitted, students are required to complete the process by speaking with a Student Support Specialist in the Office of the Dean of Students in Schleman Hall, Room 207, or by calling 765-494-1747 and asking to speak with a student support specialist.

*Please Note: The following programs must speak with their Academic Advisor / Coordinator regarding the withdraw process prior to contacting the Office of the Dean of Students. 

  • Digital Learning
  • Polytechnic State Wide (TSW)
  • Engineering Professional Education (EPE)
  • Management Executive Education (Krannert Executive Education)

Dropping Hours and the Impact on Financial Aid

Before a student withdraws from the University, it is important to be aware of how that decision may impact financial aid. To learn more about this impact, please visit the Division of Financial Aid's website.

Specific withdrawal dates can be found in the Mortar Board calendar and on the Registrar's website. The grade assignment and refund schedules for academic sessions of shorter duration are proportionate to the length of the session. 

Purdue does not normally allow students to withdraw from school during weeks 10 through 16 regardless of classification. However, there is a provision that allows the Dean of Students to withdraw students after the deadline if there are justifiable circumstances. 

Circumstances reasonably beyond the control of the student, which caused the student to be unable to attend classes, complete the semester or otherwise become delinquent academically, may be considered for a possible late withdrawal with or without grades. If with grades, the registrar will ask each instructor to record either a "W" or "WF" grade as of the effective date of withdrawal. Documentation to substantiate the student's claim is required. For example, if the request is based upon medical circumstances, a physician's statement, hospital records or other appropriate documentation must be submitted with the request. 

Requests must be made in a timely fashion when it first becomes evident that circumstances prevent a student from performing academically. Requests delayed beyond a reasonable time may not be considered. It is the responsibility of the student to make a timely notification of their circumstances. A written, signed and dated request with appropriate documentation must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students, Schleman Hall, Room 207, or mailed to:

Office of the Dean of Students
Purdue University
Schleman Hall, Room 207
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050 

A panel of staff members in the Office of the Dean of Students will review the request once per week. Decisions will be sent to the student's Purdue email address.

Drop-in Hours

Schleman Hall, Room 207 

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST



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