After the add/drop period ends and prior to the withdrawal deadline, you may withdraw yourself from courses. The number of course withdrawals you are allowed, however is dependent on when you were admitted to UCF.
Students Admitted Summer 2023 and Later
Find out what you need to know about course withdrawals.
Changes to the Withdrawal Policy Effective Summer 2023:
- Applies to students admitted at UCF in Summer 2023 and later.
- Students are limited to a maximum of six course withdrawals at UCF, three from 1000-2000 level courses and three from 3000+ level courses.
- Students may only withdraw from the same course twice; advisor approval is required if the student wishes to enroll a third time.
- Students are permitted two full semester withdrawals.
- Full semester withdrawals do not count toward the six total course withdrawals but do count against the per-course limit of two.
If you were admitted at UCF in Summer 2023 or later, you are limited to a maximum of six course withdrawals at UCF, three from 1000-2000 level courses and three from 3000+ level courses.
Additionally, you may only withdraw from the same course twice. You need advisor approval if you’d like to enroll a third time. You will not be able to withdraw from the course a third time.
You must get your advisor’s approval to enroll a third time. Your academic advisor is not obligated to support your request but will take into consideration the reason(s) for your previous course withdrawals along with academic progress in your program. If approved, you will NOT be able to withdraw from the class a third time.
You can choose to withdraw from all classes in a current semester at any time before the withdrawal deadline. University policy allows up to two full semester withdrawals before the withdrawal deadline. Full semester withdrawals do not count as part of the six total withdrawals, but they do count as part of the two withdrawals per course limit.
While you are not required to see an advisor, we strongly recommend that you consult with one before withdrawing from any course to ensure you stay on track to complete your degree program’s requirements and graduate on time.
If this is your second withdrawal from the course, you will need to see an advisor before enrolling a third time.
Approved Late Withdrawals count the same as a regularly withdrawn course.
Students Admitted Prior to Summer 2023
- Applies to students admitted at UCF prior to Summer 2023.
- Students may make unlimited individual course withdrawals.
- Students may make unlimited full semester withdrawals.
While we strongly recommend that you consult with an advisor before withdrawing from any course to ensure you stay on track to complete your degree program’s requirements and graduate on time, approval from an academic advisor is not required.
Making a Course Withdrawal Decision
Learn about the potential impacts of a course withdrawal.
Follow these five steps before making a course withdrawal decision:
Speak with your course instructor
Discuss with your instructor course progress, the potential for completing the course successfully, and opportunities and resources for improvement.
Evaluate the impact of a course withdrawal on your financial aid awards
Withdrawals can impact disbursement of aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress, renewal of certain types of financial aid, and there may be financial consequences for the current semester. Speak with a financial aid counselor for additional information and assistance.
Meet with your academic advisor
Examine with your academic advisor the impact of a course withdrawal on course scheduling, meeting major progression or admission requirements, and academic and career goals.
Discuss withdrawing with your family or support system
Review the impact of withdrawal on non-academic factors like insurance discounts and discuss how your support system may assist you.
Student-athletes, international students, students using VA Educational Benefits, and students participating in specific campus programs or activities should discuss course withdrawals and schedule changes with the relevant campus offices.
- Student-athletes: Academic Services for Student-Athletes
- International students: UCF Global
- Students using Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits: Office of Military and Veteran Student Success
Students exploring a course withdrawal due to a medical concern, involuntary call to active duty, or other extenuating circumstances, should visit the Registrar’s Office Academic Petitions page for information on course drop and withdrawal petitions.
KEY IMPACTS OF A COURSE WITHDRAWAL
Consider these important factors in your course withdrawal decision-making:
- Withdrawn courses do not impact your GPA
- Withdrawing may assist with meeting GPA requirements for financial awards, academic standing, or other GPA-based requirements
- Eliminates course(s) from your class schedule
- Frees up time to seek support and focus on any remaining courses
- Does not result in a refund of tuition and fees for withdrawn courses
- The course attempt permanently remains on your academic record
- Withdrawn courses required for degree completion must be retaken in future semesters
- May negatively impact Satisfactory Academic Progress and renewal of certain types of financial aid
- May result in financial consequences for the current semester