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UTC Process for Withdrawal from the University

Students dropping all of their classes prior to the first day of class are not required to complete the withdrawal process.  Students can drop all of their classes online through MyMocsNet prior to the first day of class without penalty.  Failure to drop courses that a student is no longer attending or failure to withdraw from the University may have a negative impact on grades, academic standing, Financial Aid, satisfactory academic progress, VA certification or NCAA certification.

Students dropping all of their classes as of the first day of class in the Fall or Spring semesters are considered to be withdrawing from the University and must complete the withdrawal process before all classes will be dropped. All summer courses drops can be handled without the withdrawal form or process-- see "Are you dropping classes before the first day of class" above.

To start, students must go to their MyMocsNet account to drop all but one of their classes. Students cannot drop all of their classes as of the first day of the fall and spring semesters.

Students withdrawing from the University should complete the Withdrawal from the University Form and submit it to the Records Office with the online form: Withdrawal from the University Form. An email will be sent to the student's UTC email address when the withdrawal has been completed.BEFORE submitting this form, make sure to read the following information:

Impact on Future Enrollment at UTC:

Any classes for which the student has registered in future semesters will be canceled when a student withdraws from the University.  If the student plans to return to UTC, a readmission application must be submitted online through the Admissions Office or Graduate School website.

Alternatives to Withdrawal:

Before withdrawing from the University, the student should consider other alternatives such as major change, a reduced course load, discussion with the faculty instructor about additional tutoring, instructional support, or the possibility receiving an Incomplete grade.  The UTC Records Office may assist the student in this decision.

Official withdrawal will result in a “W” grade being recorded on the student’s record for all registered courses.  No credit will be earned and the student's grade point average will not be impacted.  However, the attempted hours will count toward Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress and Tennessee HOPE Scholarship eligibility will also be impacted.

To start, students must go to their MyMocsNet account to drop all but one of their classes. Students cannot drop all of their classes as of the first day of the semester.

Students withdrawing from the University should complete the Withdrawal from the University Form and submit it to the Records Office with the online form: Withdrawal from the University Form. An email will be sent to the student's UTC email address when the withdrawal has been completed. BEFORE submitting this form, make sure to read the following information:

Impact on Future Enrollment at UTC:

Any classes for which the student has registered in future semesters will be canceled when a student withdraws from the University.  If the student plans to return to UTC, a readmission application must be submitted online through the Admissions Office or Graduate School website.

Alternatives to Withdrawal:

Before withdrawing from the University, the student should consider other alternatives such as major change, a reduced course load, discussion with the faculty instructor about additional tutoring, instructional support, or the possibility receiving an Incomplete grade.  The UTC Records Office may assist the student in this decision.

Deadline for Withdrawing from the University

Students may submit a request to withdraw from the University in the UTC Records Office through the online form by 11:59 on the official withdrawal each semester as indicated on the academic calendar.  

Students who want to drop classes after the withdrawal deadline (the last day to drop and receive a W) can no longer drop classes. See the academic calendar for the official withdrawal deadline. 

Students requesting to withdraw after the established official withdrawal deadline must be able to provide official documentation of extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances may include:

  • Military duty
  • Medical illness or incapacitation
  • Mandatory changes in work schedule
  • Death of immediate family member
  • Required jury duty

Granting a backdated withdrawal for extenuating circumstances is a one-time exception.  The request must be submitted within one calendar year of the end of the semester being considered.  Approved requests may not result in a refund of tuition.  The withdrawal date (student’s last date of attendance) determines any refund. Students should be aware that an exception to the withdrawal deadline may require the student to repay Financial Aid funds to the University.  To begin the process for an Exception to the Withdrawal Deadline, please access the Undergraduate Request for an Exception to the Withdrawal Deadline form on the Records Office website. Graduate students should contact the Dean of the Graduate School.



If you are wanting to drop a course or multiple courses (but not all of your courses), please refer to the Registration Process. Students cannot drop any classes after the last day to drop. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for this deadline.

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