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Dropping a Class

To have the best opportunity to be academically successful, the Bobcat Advising Center recommends that first year students finalize your classes and make any necessary changes in your schedule by the end of the first week of the semester.

To view the exact add and drop deadlines each semester, click here.

Deadlines to add and drop are based on the first day of classes in that semester--and may be in the middle of a week.

 

TO DROP AFTER THE SEMESTER HAS STARTED:

THROUGH FIRST, SECOND, & THIRD WEEK OF SEMESTER

Drop classes online.  Registration is open 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.  If you receive financial aid, do NOT drop below 12 units at any time unless you have first met with a financial aid advisor.

In Fall 2019, the deadline to drop a class online is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 18th.

 

AFTER THE THIRD WEEK THROUGH THE ELEVENTH WEEK

A student may submit a request for a Course Withdrawal request for emergency reasons or for good cause.  If you receive financial aid, meet with a financial aid advisor before you submit a Course Withdrawal.  Talk with the financial aid advisor about how withdrawing from a course might affect your satisfactory academic progress for financial aid.

Fill out the Course Withdrawal form completely and include your UC Merced email address.  List all parts of the class--lecture, lab, discussion--and meet with your instructor for a signature on the form.

Bring the Course Withdrawal to your Bobcat Advising Center academic advisor during walk-in hours.  Continue to attend the course and complete all required work.

The Course Withdrawal will be reviewed by the Dean and is not automatically approved.   It usually takes 5-7 business days after you submit the Course Withdrawal before you receive an email with the Dean's decision.

Per UC Merced policy, students who were subject to dismissal in the previous term and allowed to remain at UC Merced cannot submit a Course Withdrawal request. 

In Fall 2019, the deadline to submit a course withdrawal request is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 6th.