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.
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)