Dropping/Withdrawing From a Course

Dropping/Withdrawing From a Course


Dropping a Course (Refund Period)

"Dropping" a course means the course will not appear on the student’s transcript and the student will not be charged for the course.

For Classes that Meet 12 Weeks or Longer: If the withdrawal occurs during the first two weeks of class, tuition and course fees paid or payable will be refunded.

For Classes that Meet Less than 12 Weeks: If the withdrawal occurs during the first week of class, tuition and course fees paid or payable will be refunded.

Withdrawing from a Course

If a student withdraws from a course after the refund (or drop) period, NO TUITION AND FEES WILL BE REFUNDED.  The student will receive a "W" grade on his/her transcript.  "W" grades do not compute into the student’s G.P.A., but they can affect financial aid funding.  Students who receive financial aid should check with Financial Aid before they drop a course.

Students may officially withdraw from their courses with a W grade up until the end of the week that 75% of the course has been completed (according to course start and end dates). Since start/end dates vary, withdrawal dates will be posted every semester. It is the student's responsibility to know the dates. Dates for each semester will be posted at the Admissions Office, all around campus, and on our website at http://www.dacc.edu/ar/withdraw.

How Do You Drop/Withdraw?

Students can drop/withdraw from a class, depending on the timeframe, in a number of different ways:

  1. Students can drop or withdraw from a course by visiting or calling the Registration Office (Vermilion Hall, 443-8800).
  2. Counselors and Academic Advisors can also drop/withdraw a student (in person or via phone).
  3. Students with access to Web Registration may drop themselves from their classes. The computer will automatically process the drop or withdrawal based on the course start/end dates.

Please remember, it is not the instructors’ responsibility to drop or withdraw you. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE DROP/WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES!