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 in the current session including courses that have ended and may be graded. You will not be allowed to register for other courses in this session or any sub-session even if the courses have not started yet.
Summer session withdrawals include all of the sub-sessions. Example: If you withdraw from the 4 week session you cannot enroll in any other summer sub session even if it has not started yet. The UI Service Center can help if you have questions.
Once a withdrawal is processed you are removed from any active waitlists that you joined in the current session or sub sessions.
Contact your advisor if you have questions or concerns about your decision to withdraw. You can find your advisor in the Student Information tab in MyUI under the Advising section Programs of Study & Advisors
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 email@example.com, or phone at (319) 335-1497.
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.
A withdrawal in the current session does not impact future session enrollments. Those registrations will remain as is unless you make changes. If you are registered for a future session and do not plan to attend please drop all courses for that session in MyUI.
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.
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 allowed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 319 335-1450 if you have questions.
Paper withdrawal form
Once the session has begun, if you are not able to use MyUI to withdraw then you can contact the UI Service Center and ask about using a paper withdrawal form if you are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate College, or the Tippie College of Business. The service center will inform the student if additional signatures/permissions are required.
Students admitted to University College or programs through Distance and Online Education may email their request to withdraw to email@example.com.
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 UI 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.