Office of the University Registrar

Students who are considering withdrawing from the University, whether currently enrolled or not, should review and complete the following steps in order to facilitate a smooth transition both leaving and returning to the University.

Academic Advising

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Not Currently Enrolled
  1. Consult with your academic adviser and discuss your plans to return.
  2. Review the Returning Student Reenrollment instructions if you plan to return to UW-Seattle.

Reenrollment Instructions

Drop & Withdrawal Dates Calendar

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Review the Adding/Dropping Courses or Complete Withdrawal calendar to understand your options and corresponding deadlines.

Dropping Courses/Withdrawal Dates

Refund Information

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Review the Drops, Withdrawals, Forfeitures & Refunds information to understand the financial ramifications or requirements.

Forfeiture/Refunds

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Drop Courses via MyUW

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Log into MyUW to drop your courses.

MyUW

Financial Aid

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Not Currently Enrolled
  1. Students receiving financial aid should consult with a Financial Aid counselor to understand the implications of withdrawing; especially if there is no plan to attend the subsequent quarter and have federal loans.
  2. Review Withdrawal and Refund information.

Financial Aid: Withdrawal and Refund

Technology and Communications

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Not Currently Enrolled
Students not planning to return for the subsequent quarter should make arrangements to save any documents stored on any UW Google Suite or U Drive and set up forwarding on their uw.edu email address to a private email address.

UWNetID services, Google Apps, and other storage services will expire and be purged 10 days into the second quarter in which they are not registered.

IT Connect provides several resources with more information.

IT Connect: NetID Service Expiration
IT Connect: Change UW Email Forwarding
IT Connect: Google G Suite FAQ re: Leaving

Campus Housing

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Not Currently Enrolled
Students who reside in University of Washington housing must notify Housing & Food Services of their intention to withdraw per HFS Guides and Handbooks.

HFS: Guides and Handbooks

Disability Resources

Applies to Students:
Currently Enrolled
Not Currently Enrolled
Students receiving assistance from Disability Resources must reach out to DRS.

Disability Resources for Students