Cancellations and Withdrawals
While attending UWSP, circumstances may arise that require a student to withdraw from the university. If you are considering withdrawing, you are encouraged to consult with your advisor prior to completing the official withdrawal process so that you may discuss the best possible outcomes for your individual circumstances.
The following information will assist you with the withdrawal process:
A Student's Guide to the Withdrawal Process at UWSP
Cancellations Deadline Dates for Registration Deposit Refunds
The $100 Registration Deposit, paid by continuing and re-entry students, will be refunded only if you notify the Registration and Records Office in writing that you are canceling your registration prior to the following dates:
$100 Refund Dates by Term:
- Summer 2013: May 17, 2013 if your first class starts between May 28 and June 16.
June 7, 2013 if your first class starts June 17 or after.
- Fall 2013: August 16, 2013
Refunds are prorated for courses meeting less than the full term.
Failure to notify the university by these dates will result in the forfeiture of your $100 registration deposit. If you notify the university after the start of the semester that you will not be attending, you will be considered a withdrawal and must complete the Withdrawal Form.
Note: The $100 Enrollment Deposit, paid by new freshmen and transfer students, is not refundable after May 1 - prior to the start of the fall term OR November 15 - prior to the start of the spring term.
If adding or dropping a single course - you may add or drop individual courses through the first eight days of term online by using myPoint. After the eighth day of the term you will need to obtain the appropriate signatures on the Add/Drop Form. See also Course Drop/Add Dates by Term.
Withdrawal from the University
If you register for courses and then decide to withdraw from the University, contact the Registration and Records Office, Room 101 of the Student Services Center or complete the Withdrawal Form to initiate the withdrawal procedure. You will need to provide a signed statement. "A student who voluntarily leaves the University at any time without completing the prescribed withdrawal procedures will be considered as still registered and will receive an F in each course in which enrolled."
If you withdraw during the first eight days of the semester, only the date of withdrawal will appear on the transcript. After the eighth day and through the tenth week, you will receive a "W" for each course. Dates and actions are prorated for courses meeting less than the full term.
After the tenth week you may not withdraw unless the reasons for withdrawal are serious illness, personal duress or are clearly beyond your control. After the tenth week of classes, requests to withdraw must be directed to the Student Academic Advising Center, 103 SSC. If you are permitted to withdraw after the tenth week, grades of "W" will be assigned to your courses. Courses that end prior to your withdrawal are an exception. You will receive grades for courses completed prior to your withdrawal.