Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

An academic drop occurs when you remove yourself from a course before or during UMGC's drop period. There are no academic consequences for this action, but there may be financial aid repercussions for this drop if you no longer meet aid qualifications. The course will show on your registration history as dropped but will not post on any unofficial or official transcripts and does not count as attempted credit.

An academic withdrawal from a course occurs when you remove yourself from a course after the drop period has passed. There will be financial repercussions for this withdrawal based on the refund schedule.

The academic consequences for this action include receiving the grade of "W" for the course, which will appear on any unofficial or official transcripts. A grade of "W" will not impact your GPA but does not count as completed credit toward your degree.

How to Withdraw

Students who must withdraw (drop) from a course are responsible for completing the withdrawal (drop) through MyUMGC or by contacting UMGC Asia in writing to request the withdraw. The date a student withdraws in MyUMGC will determine the withdrawal date for refunds. Students who officially withdraw from a course after the schedule adjustment period will receive a mark of W.

GoArmyEd students must follow the procedures and withdraw through the GoArmyEd portal.

Tuition Assistance: Students using tuition assistance must contact the center that issued the tuition assistance to discuss the reasons for withdrawing from the class and possible repayment of funds.

The following actions do not constitute formally withdrawing (dropping) from a course and may result in a failing grade and forfeit of any refund:

  • Stopping payment on checks or registration fees
  • Non-payment of tuition charges
  • Never attending or ceasing to attend class(es)
  • Verbally requesting to withdraw from class(es)

When to Withdraw

The following withdrawal schedule applies to UMGC Asia students:

  • On-site classes and weekend seminars: before the final day of the course
  • Hybrid classes: no later than the Friday before the final week of the class
  • Online classes: before 65% of the total days of a class

Students receiving financial aid are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing to fully understand the impact on their current and future financial aid. Students are responsible for withdrawing themselves from courses.

Students seeking an exception to policy may complete the Request for Exception to UMGC Withdrawal and/or Refund Policy form to have their request considered.

Summer 2020 Withdrawal Dates

ONLINE SESSIONS LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Session 1

26 May 2020

24 June 2020

Session 2

23 June 2020

22 July 2020

ON-SITE HYBRID SESSIONS LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Session 1 (7-week)

16 May 2020

19 June 2020*

Session (8-week)

17 June 2020

31 July 2020*

Session 2 (7-week)

4 July 2020

7 August 2020*

ON-SITE SESSION 1+ LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Seven-week sessions

16 May 2020

Prior to final day of class

ON-SITE SESSION 2+ LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Seven-week sessions

4 July 2020

Prior to final day of class

GRADUATE SUMMER+ LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

MBA / MSTL

17 July 2020

26 August 2020

*The last day to withdraw from On-site Hybrid classes is no later than the Friday before the final week of the class.

+ Withdrawal date does not apply to classes scheduled under this session with varying start and/or end dates.

Fall 2019 Withdrawal Dates

ONLINE SESSIONS LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Session 1

25 August 2019

23 September 2019

Session 2

15 September 2019

18 October 2019

Session 3

6 October 2019

4 November 2019

Session 4

27 October 2019

25 November 2019

HYBRID SESSIONS LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Session 1

25 August 2019

4 October 2019

Session 2

27 October 2019

6 December 2019

ON-SITE SESSION 1* LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Eight-week sessions

25 August 2019

Prior to final day of class

Seven-week sessions+

31 August 2019

Prior to final day of class

Six-week sessions

See refund schedule below9

Prior to final day of class

ON-SITE SESSION 2* LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Eight-week sessions

27 October 2019

Prior to final day of class

Seven-week sessions+

2 November 2019

Prior to final day of class

Six-week sessions

See refund schedule below

Prior to final day of class

FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS** LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

S4W-1

22 August 2019

5 September 2019

S4W-2

19 September 2019

3 October 2019

S4W-3

24 October 2019

7 November 2019

S4W-4

21 November 2019

5 December 2019

*The last day to withdraw from On-site Hybrid classes is no later than the Friday before the final week of the class.

+ Withdrawal date does not apply to classes scheduled under this session with varying start and/or end dates.

Spring 2020 Withdrawal Dates

WINTER INTERSESSION LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

On-site Hybrid

12 December 2019

3 January 2020

On-site Session

12 December 2019

Prior to final day of class

ONLINE SESSIONS LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Session 1

19 January 2020

17 February 2020

Session 2

9 February 2020

9 March 2020

Session 3

1 March 2020

30 March 2020

Session 4

22 March 2020

20 April 2020

HYBRID SESSIONS LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Session 1

19 January 2020

17 February 2020*

Session 2

22 March 2020

20 April 2020*

ON-SITE SESSION 1+ LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Eight-week sessions

19 January 2020

Prior to final day of class

Seven-week sessions+

25 January 2020

Prior to final day of class

Six-week sessions

See refund schedule below

Prior to final day of class

ON-SITE SESSION 2+ LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Eight-week sessions

22 March 2020

Prior to final day of class

Seven-week sessions+

28 March 2020

Prior to final day of class

Six-week sessions

See refund schedule below

Prior to final day of class

GRADUATE WINTER+ LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

MBA / MSTL

11 January 2020

20 February 2020

GRADUATE SPRING+ LAST DAY TO DROP LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

MBA / MSTL

10 April 2020

20 May 2020

*The last day to withdraw from On-site Hybrid classes is no later than the Friday before the final week of the class.

** Some one-credit courses are offered during special four-week sessions, which have different drop and withdrawal deadlines.

+ Withdrawal date does not apply to classes scheduled under this session with varying start and/or end dates.

 

Military Students Using Tuition Assistance

If you are using TA and withdraw from a class prior to completing 60 percent of the class, you may be required to pay a portion of the tuition, due to Department of Defense regulations. Learn more about return of tuition assistance and check out our FAQs. Contact your service branch for more information.

Note: All Active Duty Service Members (including Guard and Reserve) must contact their Education Service Officer (ESO) or Education Counselor within your branch of service prior to enrolling in any college or university. To receive the reduced military tuition rate, you must submit documentation to verify your eligibility in accordance with the procedures for receiving the military tuition rate within 30 days after applying for admission to UMGC. If you do not submit sufficient documentation within the deadline, your tuition rate will be changed to the appropriate rate.

 

Refunds

We want to keep you abreast of the most recent withdrawal (drop) information. Please review the refund policy, effective for courses starting Summer 2019 and beyond:

  • This refund policy applies to tuition only; other fees are not refundable.
  • If you drop a class on or after the course start date and within
    • the first 4 calendar days of a 4-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 7 calendar days of an 8-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 9 calendar days of a 10-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 10 calendar days of an 11-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 11 calendar days of a 12-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
    • the first 14 calendar days of a 16-week class, you will receive a 100% refund.
      For more, see refund schedule below
  • If you withdraw after these dates, a portion of the tuition may be refunded.
  • All refunds are calculated using the date the withdrawal is formally initiated, not the date of the last class attended.

Look up course start and end dates.

Tuition Refund Schedule

Sixteen-week Course

TUITION REFUND Sixteen-week Course*

100%

drop initiated within first 14 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 15th through the 20th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 21st through the 36th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 37th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Eleven-week Course

TUITION REFUND ELEVEN-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 10 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 11th through the 14th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 15th through the 25th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 26th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Ten-week Course

TUITION REFUND TEN-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 9 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 10th through the 13th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 14th through the 23th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 24th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Eight-week Course

TUITION REFUND EIGHT-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 7 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 8th through the 10th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 11th through the 18th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 19th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Seven-week Course

TUITION REFUND SEVEN-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 6 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 7th through the 9th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 10th through the 16th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 17th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Six-week Course

TUITION REFUND SIX-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 5 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 6th through the 8th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 9th through the 14th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 15th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Five-week Course

TUITION REFUND FIVE-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 5 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 6th through the 8th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 9th through the 14th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 15th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Four-week Course

TUITION REFUND FOUR-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 4 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 5th calendar day of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 6th through the 9th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 10th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Three-week Course

TUITION REFUND THREE-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 3 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 4th calendar day of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 5th through the 7th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 8th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Two-week Course

TUITION REFUND TWO-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated within first 2 calendar days of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated the 3rd through the 4th calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 5th calendar days of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 6th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

Nine-day LIBS 150 Course (Starts Saturday ends the next week Sunday)

TUITION REFUND NINE-DAY LIBS 150 COURSE*

100%

drop initiated on the 1st calendar day of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated on the 2nd calendar day of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 3rd calendar day of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 4th calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

One-week Course

TUITION REFUND ONE-WEEK COURSE*

100%

drop initiated prior to the start date of the class

75%

withdrawal initiated on the 1st calendar days of the class

50%

withdrawal initiated the 2nd calendar day of the class

0%

withdrawal initiated on or after the 3rd calendar day of the class

*Note: class start date is first calendar day

One-credit On-site Seminars and Field Study Courses

For one-credit on-site seminars and field study courses, no tuition will be refunded unless the drop is initiated prior to the start date.

For further information regarding refunds, please contact the UMUC Asia Student Services Offices at Registrar-asia@umgc.edu.