University Withdrawal

We understand that many unexpected events may cause you to withdraw from your courses at the University of Northern Colorado, but withdrawing has many important consequences, both academic and financial. To be sure you are making an informed decision, we urge you to read the Withdrawal FAQ's information before you decide to withdraw.

  • Withdrawal process

    The process to withdraw from the University must begin in the Office of the Registrar. You may notify us by mail, email, or phone. The date you notify the Office of the Registrar of your intent to withdraw will be used as the official withdrawal date from UNC.

    Upon your notification, the Office of the Registrar will send you an Exit Survey to complete. This form will gather pertinent information and notify the proper departments of your plans (Housing, Dining Services and the Office of Financial Aid). Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email that you should retain for your records. 

    For more information on your official notification of intent to withdraw, please see the UNC catalog.

  • Withdrawal deadlines

    Withdrawals must be completed by the complete schedule withdrawal deadline of the semester. See the Short Course Calendar for withdrawal deadlines of courses that do not meet the entire semester.

  • Academic appeals

    Withdrawal deadlines are strictly enforced and exceptions will be made only when there were extenuating circumstances beyond your control that kept you from meeting those deadlines. For more information, please see Registration Appeals.

  • Academic and Financial Impact

    You will receive a grade of "W" on all courses not completed. The grade of "W" does not impact your GPA.

    Depending on the date you officially withdraw from the University, you may receive an adjustment to your tuition and fees. Withdrawing does not eliminate your financial obligation to the University. You are responsible for any charges owed to the University at the time you withdraw, based on the University's tuition and housing refund policies.

  • Short Term Courses

    Short term courses do not run the entire semester and are subject to different add/drop/withdrawal deadlines.

  • Financial Aid

    If you withdraw from school prior to completing 60% of a term, you may be required to repay a portion of the federal financial aid that you received for that term. Federal aid includes Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program. You will also be placed on financial aid suspension

    If you receive all F or UW grades, you will be classified as an “Unauthorized Withdrawal” and Financial Aid will use the 50% point of the semester for the Return of Title IV Fund Calculation. We recommend that you try to complete one class, if possible, to avoid any financial hardship imposed by this regulation. If you are planning to leave school, it is important that you follow the formal withdrawal procedures with the Office of the Registrar and you understand your financial obligations.

    For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Students with Housing and Dining Contracts
    Housing and Residential Education and Dining Services will follow the University rate schedule with the first ten days being charged at the daily rate up to the 25% withdrawal charge.
  • Student Health Insurance
    If you are covered under the University student health insurance, please contact the office at 970-351-1915 to determine the effect of a University withdrawal on your insurance coverage.
  • Other considerations

    If you are taking a science class with a lab, please check out with your lab instructor prior to leaving to avoid any additional charges.

    If you have library books checked out, please return to avoid additional charges.

    If you have a parking pass, please contact Parking Services at 970-351-1971.

  • Returning to the University

    You will stay an active student for up to 2 semesters of no registration. If you wish to return during this time, please contact your advisor to be advised and receive your PIN number.

    If you wish to return after that time period, please see Returning to the University or contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-2231.


 

Complete Schedule Withdrawal

Summer 2017

A complete schedule withdrawal is when you are withdrawing from all courses during a particular session (i.e. 8-week session). The fee schedule below applies to a complete schedule withdrawal.

If you have more than one course in a particular session and withdraw from only one of them, there is no tuition adjustment for the course you withdraw from. You will still pay 100% of the tuition and fees for the course.

Please note: Tuition and Course Withdrawals are specific to sessions and have limitations. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for specific withdrawal limitations if you are registered for multiple courses within a specific session or registered for multiple sessions. If you are registered for multiple courses within the same session, you must withdraw from all sections after the Individual Withdraw deadline.

If you do a complete withdrawal between:                           Your Tuition charge will be*

12-week session (May 15 - August 4) - AL

May 15th through May 15th** 0%

May 26th through June 23rd** Individual Withdrawal Deadline

25%
June 24th through July 20th** 100%

No withdrawals allowed after July 20th

 

First 6-week session (May 15 - June 25) - AF

May 15th through May 19th** 0%

May 20th through June 5th** Individual Withdraw deadline

25%
June 6th through June 16th** 100%

No withdrawals allowed after June 16th

 

Second 6-week session (June 26- Aug 6) - GF

June 26th through June 30th** 0%

June 13th through June 30th** Individual Withdraw deadline

25%
July 1st through July 19th** 100%

No withdrawals allowed after July 19th

 

8-week session (June 5 - July 30) - DH

June 5th through June 12th** 0%

June 13th through June 30th** Individual Withdraw deadline

25%
July 1st through July 19th** 100%

No withdrawals allowed after July 19th

*New Student Success Fee is non-refundable, other course fees may also be non-refundable. See Costs for detailed information

**Must be completed in the Office of the Registrar by the end of the business day.

Fall 2017

Full semester complete withdrawal. 

If you do a complete withdrawal between:                                                              Your Tuition charge will be*
September 2nd through September 12th** 25%
September 13th through October 13th** 50%
October 14th through October 26th** 75%
October 27th through November 14th** 100%

*New Student Success Fee is non-refundable, other course fees may also be non-refundable. See Costs for detailed information.

**Must be completed in the Registrar's office by the end of the business day.