Drop a Course or Withdraw from UND
Drop a Course
Dropping a course occurs when a student wishes to discontinue enrollment in a particular class, but remains enrolled in at least one of more classes during the term.
How to drop a class?
- Log in to Campus Connection
- Click on the Manage Classes tile
- Select Drop Classes
Dropping results in either a 100% or 0% refund. There are no partial refunds for dropped classes. Refund eligibility depends on the date of the drop and the percentage of class time elapsed.
- The class length calculation is based on the start and end date of the class dates listed on the Class Schedule on Campus Connection and includes all calendar days, not just class days.
- It is possible that classes dropped in the same term could have varying refund percentages if the class lengths are different.
- To receive a 100% refund the class must be dropped before 9% of the class has elapsed.
- When 9% of the class length has elapsed, no refund will be issued for a dropped class.
Cancellation occurs when a student cancels their registration prior to the first day of the semester. Students may officially cancel their registration before the first day of the semester by dropping all courses with Campus Connection.
Withdrawing occurs when a student cancels their registration in all classes (i.e. withdrawing to zero credits) and discontinues their studies for the semester.
How to withdraw to zero credits?
Students cannot withdraw by attempting to drop all of their classes online via Campus Connection. To withdraw, a student must electronically submit the Withdraw to Zero Credits form. Immediately after submission, a confirmation email will be sent to the student's UND email address, which includes a link to the completed form.
- Log in to Campus Connection
- Go to the UND eForms tile
- Submit a Cancel/Withdraw to Zero form
How will withdrawing impact my transcript?
- Students wishing to withdraw will not receive any academic credits for classes within that term.
- Anytime a student withdraws after the 100% refund date a “W” indicating the withdrawal will appear on the student’s transcript. All courses in which the student was enrolled on the first day of the term will be considered when assessing satisfactory progress for financial aid purposes. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for dates and deadlines.
- A student who leaves the University without obtaining an official withdrawal is given an “F” in all courses.
Withdrawals result in a 100%, 75%, 50% or 0% refund of tuition and fees, depending on the date of the withdrawal form submission.
- Refunds resulting from a withdrawal are calculated based on the class length. The class length calculation is based on the start and end date of the class dates listed on the Class Schedule on Campus Connection and includes all calendar days, not just class days.
- An exception to this rule is that a student may have their registration canceled without grades for cause (major mental or physical illness or other significant incapacity) providing both the student’s Academic Dean and the Associate Vice President for Student Services agree to this course of action See Special Circumstance Late Drop/Withdrawal.
Students are responsible for 100% of tuition and fees charged for courses dropped after the last day to add/drop courses. Please refer to interactive Academic Calendar to determine the last day to drop a course (without refund) for the semester, or the last day to withdraw to zero credits for a semester and receive a partial reduction in tuition and fees.
If you are registered for classes and want to drop all classes, this is considered withdrawing from school. Completely withdrawing from all of your courses at UND may mean that you are eligible to get a refund on your tuition and fees (see schedule below). However, if you are a financial aid recipient, you might also be required to return some of your financial aid to the federal government.
Impact on Financial Aid Eligibility
If you withdraw from courses, your financial aid eligibility will be reviewed. If you were awarded a Federal Pell Grant, your academic attendance/academic participation will be confirmed for the withdrawn course. In addition, continually dropping courses may put you at risk of not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
To receive financial aid for summer semester, you must have filled out the prior year's FAFSA and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester-based credits for the summer as an undergraduate student, 5 credits as a grad student or 3 credits as a law student.
Keep in mind that because summer semester is considered the final part of the current academic year, your ability to receive summer financial aid depends on the amount of federal aid you've already received for the fall and spring semesters. If you've already accepted the full amount for the current academic year, you may to explore applying for a Federal Direct PLUS or private education loan.
UND Tuition and Fee Refund Schedule
Please view refund dates and deadlines on the One Stop Academic Calendar for each semester.