Withdrawal Resource Guide
Below are some things you may wish to consider before withdrawing from the current term:
  • You may still owe fees following your withdrawal, depending on the date of withdrawal and the appropriate refund schedule for your academic program. 
  • Courses will be dropped or graded with W/WF/WN as assigned by the instructor in accordance with the dates of the Office of the Registrar's drop/add deadline calendar. W grades do not carry any GPA value, but they may be considered as an attempted course. Consult with your academic advisor prior to withdrawing with any questions.
  • You may speak with your academic advisor at any time to discuss how this withdrawal may impact future registration and your plan of study.
  • If you are an international student, you are required to connect with the International Students and Scholars immediately after submitting the online request to discuss your withdrawal.
  • Contact the Division of Financial Aid and/or Purdue Promise with any questions about how this withdrawal may affect current or future financial aid.
  • If you live in University Residences, notify your RA or the front office staff that you plan to withdraw and discuss the steps for the check-out process.
  • Grad Staff Appointments and Grad Staff Fellowships – If you are withdrawing within the first six weeks of the semester, you may no longer qualify for the fee remission, and the refund calculation will be based upon the full amount of tuition and fees (including non-resident tuition, if applicable) prior to the remission being applied. Please discuss with the appropriate personnel for more information.
  • If you have an outstanding Emergency Loan, the collection process will begin immediately. You may contact the University Receivables and Collections Office to discuss your repayment options.
  • Registration for any future semester will remain intact unless you cancel those classes via your myPurdue account. You may also email the Registrar’s Office at from your Purdue email account and request to cancel classes for that semester.
  • For information regarding returning to Purdue, please visit the Office of Admissions webpage to review the Re-entry Process.
Current Term- Full Withdrawal

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. Log in to myPurdue and perform the following steps: 
  • Select the Registration tab
  • Select “Withdrawal from Current Academic Term" 
  • Complete and submit the form
  1. Your request will be held for 5 business days to allow you to ask any questions or change your mind. The date which you submit the online withdrawal request form will be utilized as the effective date of withdrawal. 

The withdrawal action will be considered final upon the Office of the Dean of Students approval of the withdrawal. You will receive email verification when the process is complete.

Specific withdrawal dates can be found in the Mortar Board calendar and on the Office of 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.

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 consult with the Division of Financial Aid.

Current Term- Partial Withdrawal

Students may drop or withdraw from individual classes through the scheduling assistant in myPurdue according to the schedule created for each term. If you have questions or concerns, contact your academic advisor.

After the first day of the term, withdrawal from your only or last class is considered a full withdrawal from the term and students must follow the full withdrawal procedures outlined above.

Special Circumstances Withdrawal After Deadline

Please consult your academic advisor if you feel that you have extenuating circumstances outside of your control that may warrant a withdrawal after the deadline. For consideration for a full or partial withdrawal after the deadline, contact the central advising office at for information regarding the process.

Not Enrolling in an Upcoming Semester

At times a student may wish to not enroll in an upcoming term. This can occur when students are planning to transfer from Purdue, sit out one term and return, or otherwise take a break. 

While there is no official process to withdraw from Purdue for a future term, students should consider the following:

For information regarding returning to Purdue, visit the Office of Admissions webpage to review the Re-entry Process.
Retroactive/Previous Term Withdrawal

Please consult your academic advisor if you feel you have had extenuating circumstances that may warrant submitting an appeal for a retroactive withdrawal. This process is utilized when the course has ended. Please contact the central advising office at for information regarding the process.