Withdrawal Information

After a session begins, if you decide to remove all your course work (even if you are only registered for one course), you must process a Withdrawal of Registration. A withdrawal will remove all your courses. You will not be considered an enrolled student for the current session. You will not be able to enroll in any additional courses for the current session once the withdrawal has been processed.

If you wish to remain enrolled then you will need to use the Change in Registration process to drop and add courses. Please consult with your academic advisor or department if you are not sure if you should withdraw from all your courses.

Academic Support & Retention can also help with questions and provide support for undergraduate students through the withdrawal process. To discuss withdrawal options, please contact Academic Support & Retention by visiting 310 Calvin Hall, or by email at uc-retention@uiowa.edu, or phone at (319) 335-1547.

You will be responsible for a portion of assessed tuition and fees based on the date of your withdrawal. More information is available at Drop or Withdraw Tuition Responsibility.

NEW for Fall 2017 – The withdrawal process is available online in MyUI once a session begins, (with the exception of the Professional MBA Program) Professional MBA students should view program-specific instructions available here.

Withdrawal Process 

MyUI

Available the first day of the current session through the last day of the current session as long as required permissions are obtained.

  • Log –in to MyUI
  • Go to your registration screen and choose the current session
  • Review your courses and drop any courses that have not started yet.

Off cycle courses will show the start and end dates on your schedule. Dropping any courses that have not started yet will help minimize your tuition responsibility.

  • Click on Withdraw Entire Registration
  • Next Click on more info.... and be sure you understand or use the contact information for questions. Close the more info window
  • Click Continue

Review the blue banner and contact your advisor if you have any questions

Scroll and review the courses you will be withdrawing from and the permissions you will need to obtain

  • Click Continue or Cancel

You may cancel at any time before completing the withdrawal and return to your registration screen

  • Continue will show you the permissions required, deadlines, tuition and fees responsibility, and warnings. Read this page carefully and be sure you understand each section
  • Next click on I agree to obtain the required permissions

It is your responsibility to obtain the required permissions. This may involve contacting various offices such as Academic Support and Retention, Athletics, ISSS and/or your collegiate Academic Programs Office or Student Services Office for dean's permission. 

  • If you are presented with a withdrawal survey complete it and click Submit
  • Once you have obtained the required permissions you will receive a MyUI message and an email letting you know you may now complete the withdrawal

Reminder: Once you complete the withdrawal you will not be able to register again in this current session. If you wish to remain enrolled cancel this withdrawal and use the Change in Registration process to drop and add courses.

  • Click Complete the withdrawal in MyUI

Your withdrawal is complete when you see this message: Your registration has been successfully withdrawn. You can check your Tuition & Fees page under the Financial Aid & Billing heading in MyUI for your tuition responsibility after this withdrawal.

 

If you have a financial aid award there may be additional adjustments to you tuition assessment for a withdrawal. It may take 4-6 weeks for your withdrawal information and U-bill to be finalized. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 208 Calvin Hall or financial-aid@uiowa.edu or 319 335-1450 if you have questions. 

Paper withdrawal form

Once the session has begun, all withdrawals for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate College, and the Tippie College of Business begin by requesting a Student Withdrawal Form at the Registrar's Service Center in 17 Calvin Hall. The service center will inform the student if additional signatures are required.

Students admitted to University College or programs through Distance and Online Education may email their request to withdraw to dce-registration@uiowa.edu.

Students in the Colleges of Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Carver College of Medicine; and the Tippie School of Management (with the exception of the Professional MBA Program) should obtain a Student Withdrawal Form in the office of the dean of their college. Professional MBA students should view program-specific instructions available here.

A withdrawal is not in effect until you have returned your completed form to the Registrar's Service Center and it has been processed.  

Your tuition and fees assessment page in MyUI will adjust immediately based on Registrar deadlines. To see your tuition and fees page in MyUI click on Financial Aid & Billing in the yellow banner. Under the Finances and Billing heading click on Tuition & Fees.

For deadline dates to withdraw and the percent of tuition that will be refunded, see the Academic Calendar on the Office of the Registrar's web site and Withdrawal Tuition Responsibility