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. BEFORE withdrawing from the semester, make sure to read the following information:

Financial Impact of Withdrawing:

  1. You may owe back all or part of the financial aid you received for the current term. you are encouraged to talk with a Mocs One Center counselor about how the withdrawal will impact your financial aid.
  2. Withdrawing may impact your ability to receive financial aid for future terms. Financial Aid already awarded for future terms will be cancelled.
  3. You will forfeit future eligibility for the HOPE scholarship and University Scholarships by withdrawing unless prior approval is granted by the Financial Aid Office.
  4. If you have ever received federal student loans, you must complete Loan Exit Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov. If you do not complete Loan Exit Counseling, registration and transcripts holds me be placed on your academic record.

Impact on Future Enrollment at UTC: 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.

To withdraw from the university:
Starting on the first day of classes students must go to their MyMocsNet account to drop all of their classes. An email will be sent to the student's UTC email address the morning after they drop all classes to indicate the withdrawal has been completed. Once all classes are dropped students will want to reach out to the following offices regarding their account: Mocs One Center, Bursar's Office, Housing Office, and/or Dining Services.

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.

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.  

BEFORE withdrawing from the semester, make sure to read the following information:

Financial Impact of Withdrawing:

  1. You may owe back all or part of the financial aid you received for the current term. you are encouraged to talk with a Mocs One Center counselor about how the withdrawal will impact your financial aid.
  2. Withdrawing may impact your ability to receive financial aid for future terms. Financial Aid already awarded for future terms will be cancelled.
  3. You will forfeit future eligibility for the HOPE scholarship and University Scholarships by withdrawing unless prior approval is granted by the Financial Aid Office.
  4. If you have ever received federal student loans, you must complete Loan Exit Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov. If you do not complete Loan Exit Counseling, registration and transcripts holds me be placed on your academic record.

Impact on Future Enrollment at UTC: 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.

To withdraw from the university:
To start the withdrawal process, students must go to their MyMocsNet account to drop all of their classes. An email will be sent to the student's UTC email address the morning after they drop all classes to indicate the withdrawal has been completed. Once all classes are dropped students will want to reach out to the following offices regarding their account: Mocs One Center, Bursar's Office, Housing Office, and/or Dining Services.

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.