Withdraw from the University FAQs
What is meant by "withdrawal" from the University?
Withdrawal means that you are dropping all your courses of enrollment for the current term.
Will I receive a refund of my tuition and fees if I withdraw from all my courses?
For information and specific deadlines, please see the Bursar's Office.
When am I allowed to withdraw from the University?
You may apply to withdraw any time during the term through the last day of classes.
What if I want to withdraw from the University during the second session of the Summer term?
If you are enrolled in the Summer term and have completed first session classes and been graded, then you must follow the policy for dropping the remaining courses of enrollment instead of withdrawing from the term completely. If you are enrolled in only the full and/or second sessions of Summer term and want to withdraw from all your classes, then you should apply for a withdrawal from the Summer term.
Where do I go to apply for withdrawal?
- Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Students who need to drop all of their courses and leave the university before a term is finished may withdraw by the deadline on the web (www.myutk.utk.edu/). The word “withdrawn” will be posted on the transcript. Undergraduate Students: Withdrawing from the university does not impact a student’s four allotted drops over his/her undergraduate career. More information on dropping a single course is provided in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- Veterinary Medicine Students
Apply to withdraw with the Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture Campus, 104 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, or by telephone 865-974-7263.
- Law School Students
Apply to withdraw with the College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Avenue, 865-974-6790.
What if I do not withdraw but stop attending my classes?
Failure to withdraw will result in a grade of "F" recorded for each course of enrollment.
How does withdrawal affect my transcript?
- Undergraduate Students
If you withdraw from the University on or before the "Withdraw with no Ws" deadline, you will have the notation "withdrawn (date)" recorded on your permanent academic record. If you withdraw after that deadline you will receive grades of Ws in your courses.
- Graduate Students
If you withdraw from the University on or before the "Withdraw with no Ws" deadline (10th day of the term), you will have the notation (withdrawn (date)" recorded on your permanent academic record. If you withdraw after that deadline and on or before the "Drop with Ws" deadline (84th day of the term) you will receive grades of Ws in your courses.
How does withdrawal affect my academic standing?
Withdrawal from the University does not affect your academic standing.
If I withdraw, do I receive a refund of my tuition and fees?
Any questions regarding a refund should be directed to the Bursar's Office, 211 Student Services Building, 865-974-4495.
How does withdrawal affect my financial aid?
Financial aid recipients who withdraw from school after registration must immediately notify the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. All or a portion of your financial aid may have to be repaid depending on the date of your withdrawal from the University. Financial aid received must be repaid at once if withdrawal occurs during the federal refund period. Withdrawal from the University does not cancel fees and charges already incurred. The University of Tennessee, Main Campus, in accordance with federal regulations, follows the federal policy and procedures for calculating the return of Title IV funds for financial aid. If you are receiving financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, 115 Student Services Building, 865-974-3131.
Will I be allowed to return to the University?
Yes, but it may be necessary to apply for readmission.
- Undergraduate Students Apply for readmission
through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 320 Student Services
Building, 865-974-2184 if you withdraw from the Fall or Spring Semester.
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION about the readmission application, application fee, and application review process is available on the Undergraduate Admissions Website.
- Graduate Students Apply for readmission if you do not enroll for a full academic year or longer. To apply, contact the Office of Graduate Student Services, P105 Andy Holt Tower, 865-974-3251.
- Law Students Contact the Student Records Office in the College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Avenue, 865-974-6790.
- Veterinary Medicine Students Contact the Deans Office in the College of Veterinary Medicine on the Agriculture Campus, 104 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 865-974-726
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