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An overview and step-by-step guide to dropping classes using Course Search & Enroll.


Overview:

Dropping a class in Course Search & Enroll is very easy. However, dropping a class after the semester begins could have significant impacts on your academic plan, your status as a full-time student, financial aid, and more. You are always encouraged to talk with your advisor before dropping.

See below for step-by-step instructions as well as information about drop deadlines, when your UW-Madison transcript may show a dropped class, and more.

To drop an enrolled class and add one from your cart in one action, see Course Search & Enroll - Swapping a Class.

Step-by-Step

  1. In Course Search & Enroll, go to the “My Courses” tab.

  2. In the Enrolled list, select the checkbox for the class you wish to drop.

  3. Select the DROP button that appears above the class.

    Drop button

  4. In the pop-up window, select the confirming Drop button.

    Confirm drop

  5. The dropped class should now appear under the Dropped list.

    Dropped courses list

Drop deadlines:

When you drop a class causes different impacts on your student record.

Find the right dates for your enrolled classes in the info section of your course section. In the information, select “Session Dates & Deadlines.” A pop-up will list all dates and deadlines for the course. All deadlines are by 11:59 pm CT that day.

The session dates table shows drop deadlines for all sessions in a term.

For regular session drop and tuition adjustment deadlines, see Dates & Deadlines page.
  • Before the Drop/Withdraw without Transcript Notation Deadline

    You are free to drop a class on your own up to the “DR/W Transcript Notation Date” listed for that class. Follow the steps described above to drop a class.
    Your transcript will not show any record for this class.
  • Between the DR/W Transcript Notation and Drop Class Deadline

    Up to the "Drop Class Deadline", you can still drop the class on your own. Follow the steps described above to drop a class.
    Your transcript will include a record for this class with a “DR” instead of a grade, simply noting that you took this course and dropped it. The “DR” does not affect your grade-point average or have negative implications.
  • After the Drop Class Deadline

    When the “Drop Class Deadline” has passed, you cannot drop the class on your own. A request to drop this class must be approved by your academic dean’s office.
    Your transcript will include a record for this class with a “DR” instead of a grade, simply noting that you took this course and dropped it. The “DR” does not affect your grade-point average or have negative implications.
Session dates and deadlines per section

Session dates and deadlines pop up window

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Keywords:drop dropping dropped deadline courses classes   Doc ID:15256
Owner:Dana S.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2010-10-11 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-09-23 16:17 CDT
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