Withdrawing from Your Course

If you want to withdraw from a course, you must complete a withdrawal form. Policies on withdrawal depend on whether you are a UNC-Chapel Hill degree-seeking student.

If you are not a UNC-Chapel Hill degree-seeking student, you may withdraw at any time prior to taking the final exam. There is no academic penalty for withdrawing prior to taking a course’s final.

If you are a UNC-Chapel Hill degree-seeking student, you may not withdraw from a course if you have completed at least one-half of the assignments for the course. If you do not complete your course within the maximum permissible time and have not received permission to withdraw from the course, you will receive a failing grade. There is no academic penalty if you withdraw before completing one-half of the assignments.


Partial refunds of tuition will be given if your request to withdraw is made within 30 days of enrollment. No refunds will be made after that period. Failure to submit assignments does not entitle you to a refund. A nonrefundable fee of $25 per credit hour will be deducted from your refund. Full refunds might be granted when Friday Center Books & Gifts is unable to supply a required textbook (see Textbooks). If you paid for foreign airmail postage, up to the full amount could be refunded, depending on the number of assignments you’ve submitted.