Withdrawal Information

Students may find themselves in a situation where they need to withdraw from one or more classes or withdraw entirely from the University of Kentucky. In situations where withdrawal from classes is due to personal or academic stressors, we recommend meeting one-on-one with your Academic Advisor and/or a CSI Case Manager to discuss the withdrawal processes that best suits your needs, and, when applicable, to receive support and further resource connection.

 

Adjust Your Schedule:

If you are planning to add or drop a class, you should first meet with your Academic Advisor.

To look up who your academic advisor is: 

  • Log into your myUK account
  • Select the Academics tab dropdown arrow
  • Click on the “Advisors” tab
  • Email your advisor to set up a meeting asking for help adjusting your schedule.

    *You should always ask if adjusting your schedule will impact/alter your curriculum progress. 

Withdrawing from a class:

Log into your myUK account

  • Select the Student Services tab
  • Select the Degree Planning and Registration (myUKGPS) tab
  • Select the correct term in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Click on Edit besides the course you wish to drop
  • Click the Drop this Course button in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Click OK if you are sure you want to drop this course or select Cancel
  • Make sure the class has been successfully dropped by going back to your schedule.

*Students are required to pay a portion of the tuition for courses that are dropped on or after the first day of the course.
**Students may withdraw from any and all classes by logging into their myUK account, as long as they do so by the established deadlines. Click on the course on your home page of myUKGPS or click on the “Section” number in the course catalog to find withdrawal deadlines for each course.

Deadlines:

Part-term couses Search for course in myUKGPS for withdrawal deadline
August 21, 2022 Withdraw from classes prior to first day
August 22, 2022 First day of class
August 26, 2022 Last day to add a class
September 9, 2022 Last day to drop a class without a W or grade change
October 24, 2022 Midterms
November 2, 2022 Last day to drop classes with a W
December 12 - 15, 2022 Finals
December 16, 2022 End of Fall Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Withdraw from all classes prior to the beginning of the semester: 

  • If you wish to withdraw from UK prior to the first day of the semester, you must drop all of your courses through your myUK account.
  • Withdrawing from all registered courses prior to the fall or spring semesters will result in your admission being withdrawn from the University of Kentucky for that semester and subsequent semesters.
  • Students wishing to return to UK at a later date must submit a new application.

 

Withdrawing from a class after midterms (Permissive/Post Midterm Withdrawal):

  • A student can withdraw from a class after midterms for urgent non-academic reasons (illness or injury of the student; serious personal or family problems; serious financial difficulties; or having excused absences in excess of one-fifth of the class contact hours in a course where attendance is required or is a part of the grade. This is called a Permissive or Post Midterm Withdrawal.
  • To take advantage of the Permissive Withdrawal process, please visit your college dean’s office. The office staff can help you walk through their individual process.

*Reminder that a permissive withdrawal is reserved for an urgent non-academic issue, failing a midterm doesn’t count as a reason for a Permissive Withdrawal. Each college is different on their allowances and deadlines so please contact your college dean’s office.

  • For more information about this process please click on the link provided: https://www.uky.edu/universitysenate/withdraw-course-personal-dificulties
  • If you need additional support during this time or further resource connection, please don’t hesitate to refer yourself to our office, using the ‘Report a Concern’ link, and a CSI Case Manager will reach out to you directly. 

 

Withdrawing after the semester is over (Retroactive):

  • Students may be eligible for a retroactive withdrawal from a semester after the semester is over. This process allows a student to withdraw from all courses in a semester (In rare circumstances, withdrawal from only one course has been allowed). In order to be eligible for a retroactive withdrawal, a student must have experienced: a serious injury or illness; serious personal or family problems; serious financial difficulties; or permanent disability verified by the Disability Resource Center and diagnosed after the semester for which the withdrawal is requested. 

* Reminder that the circumstance should be an extenuating event that prevented you from withdrawing prior to the end of the semester.

  • To discuss this process further please contact Joanie Ett-Mims at joanie.ett-mims@uky.edu in the University Senate Council Office.
  • For more information about this process please click on the link provided: https://www.uky.edu/universitysenate/retroactive-withdrawals
  • If you need additional support during this time or further resource connection, please don’t hesitate to refer yourself to our office, using the ‘Report a Concern’ link, and a CSI Case Manager will reach out to you directly.