Registration Withdraws

Students dropping and adding coursework should do so using the same method (online or on paper) and within the same week. Tuition will be adjusted according to the schedule of refunds in the GW Graduate Bulletin. Refund request forms are available through the Student Accounts Office.

During the Fall and Spring semesters the deadline for dropping a course without academic penalty is the end of the eighth week of classes. A course dropped during the first four weeks of classes will not appear on a student's transcript. A course dropped after the fourth week but before the end of the eighth week will appear on the transcript with a grade of "W". Students who wish to drop a course after that deadline must work with their Director of Graduate Studies to petition the the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Office. Please note that the dates relevant to academic status have no bearing on refund policies.

Students who find it necessary to withdraw completely from the University must notify the the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Office in writing. If notification is not given, and the student fails to register for the next Fall or Spring semester, action will be taken to terminate the student's degree candidacy. If it is necessary to withdraw from the University during the semester, the student must withdraw from all courses according to the procedures and policies stated in the previous paragraphs. The student's GW photo ID must be turned in to the the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Office at the time of withdrawal.