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Student Withdrawal Agreement

Voluntary Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence

Withdrawals Processed Before the Last Day to Add or Drop Courses
Students withdrawing prior to the start of the semester or special session may do so without penalty. Students who are granted a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal prior to the Last Day to Add or Drop Courses, will not be charged tuition and no courses/grades for the term will be noted on the transcript.

Withdrawals Processed Before the Last Day to Change Registration or Withdraw from Courses
Students may withdraw from courses until the Last Day to Change Registration or Withdraw from Courses without academic penalty. Tuition is charged and a grade of ‘W’ is recorded for students granted a Leave of Absence or Withdrawal after the Last Day to Add or Drop Courses. Students will receive a one-time $25 fee for changing their registration after the Last Day to Add or Drop Courses.

Withdrawals Processed After the Last Day to Change Registration or Withdraw from Courses
The Last Day to Change Registration or Withdraw from Courses occurs after the eleventh week of classes during a regular semester (Fall or Spring). Withdrawals after the Last Day to Change Registration or Withdraw from Courses require permission from the Assistant Dean of the student’s college. To initiate the process, the student should make an appointment with the college’s Assistant Dean. The Dean’s approval is granted only when non-academic extenuating circumstances exist. The Assistant Dean’s approval will not be given because of failing grades, circumstances resulting from a change of major, or a student error in registration. Tuition is charged and a grade of ‘W’ is recorded for students granted a Leave of Absence or late withdrawal after the Last Day to Change Registration or Withdraw from Courses. Students will receive a one-time $25 fee for changing their registration after the Last Day to Add or Drop Courses.


Financial and Contractual Obligations

Financial Obligation/Registration
A voluntary withdrawal in no way negates students’ financial responsibility to the University.  Students who are registered for courses incur a financial obligation to the University.  University policy stipulates that there is no rebate of tuition for course withdrawal after the free add/drop period (first two weeks of classes for regular semesters and then first four days of classes for summer and winter sessions).

Financial Aid
If a student is a recipient of any type of Federal financial aid, including Federal DL-Subsidized/Unsubsidized and Federal Plus, Federal Perkins Student Loans and Nursing Student Loans, s/he should contact a Student Financial Services Advisor to receive guidance on the impact the withdrawal may have on receiving the offered Title IV funds and to complete Direct loan exit interview instructions.

Cancellation of Undergraduate Student Housing Contract
If a student currently lives in University Housing, they should review the Undergraduate Student Housing Contract to understand the policies and procedures related to Cancellations and Releases from this contract, the potential financial obligations, and expectations and procedures for checking out of the residence halls.  Students must vacate their residence hall within 48 hours of the withdrawal notification and check out properly.
Students wishing to live in University Housing upon their return should contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing to learn how to apply for housing and to receive information concerning deadlines for upcoming room assignment processes or to defer an existing application.

Dining Services
Students may clarify the status of their remaining refundable points or portions by contacting Dining Services by email at mealplans@udel.edu or by calling (302) 831-4033.  Refunds for students in University housing (excluding the Towers) will be prorated based on the date they are released from their Student Housing Agreement.