Current Term- Full Withdrawal Procedures

A student who wishes to withdraw from all current term classes during any semester or summer session may begin the withdrawal process by completing the following actions:

1. Logging on to myPurdue and performing the following steps: 

  • Select the Registration page
  • Select "Withdraw from Purdue University/Request Withdrawal from Current Academic Term" 
  • Complete and submit the form

2. You have 5 business days to speak with a Student Support Specialist in the Office of the Dean of Students at 765-494-1747 or should you have any questions or change your mind. Failure to contact ODOS will result in your withdrawal being processed 5 days after your submission.

The day that you submit your online withdrawal request, unless otherwise determined by the Office of the Dean of Students, will be considered your effective withdrawal date.The withdrawal action will be considered complete upon Dean of Students approval of the withdrawal and you will receive email verification of the updates to your registration when processed.

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

*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)

Special Circumstance Withdrawals

Purdue does not allow students to withdraw from classes after the deadline established here.

However, the Office of the Dean of Students may consider a Special Circumstances Withdrawal after the deadline if there are extenuating circumstances outside of the student’s control.  Please contact ODOS at 765-494-1747 for more information on this process. Please note that additional documentation may be needed and your withdrawal is not guaranteed.  

Withdrawals 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.