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Dropping a Course

A Drop is defined as dropping one or more courses while remaining enrolled in other courses. A drop is always a 100% refund (drops are never prorated) if it is done before creating an academic record.

There will be NO REFUND for dropped courses after the last day to drop a course with a refund as listed in the appropriate academic calendar. You are considered dropping a course only if you are still enrolled in at least one course at UTPB after you drop.

Withdrawing from a Course

A Withdrawal is defined as dropping ALL courses. Drops and withdrawals become effective the date the written request, with all required signatures, is received by the Registrar's Office. 

Students who withdraw are responsible for requesting refunds for housing and meal plan payments. These items are not automatically credited back to students upon withdrawal. Students must contact Student Housing once they withdraw in order to be considered for a refund for these fees.

Please note that 16-week courses and 8-week courses have different withdrawal refund schedules and last days to drop without creating a record.

Semester Withdrawal Refund Schedules:

Fall 16 Week Fall 8 Week
Spring 16 Week Spring 8 Week
Summer Summer 7 Week

Spring 2020 16-Week Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

Date Refund Rate Date Refund Rate
*Prior to January 13 100%
Jan 13 80% Jan 28 50%
Jan 14 80% Jan 29 50%
Jan 15 80% Jan 30 50%
Jan 16 80% Jan 31 50%
Jan 17 80% Feb 3 50%
Jan 21 70% Feb 4 25%
Jan 22 70% Feb 5 25%
Jan 23 70% Feb 6 25%
Jan 24 70% Feb 7 25%
Jan 27 70% Feb 10 25%
Continued Next Column Feb 11 and after NONE

*Students withdrawing before the first class day will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 matriculation fee and the non-refundable fees. Non-refundable fees include a $25 computer-processing fee, a $10 advising fee, and an orientation fee (if charged). The $11 medical services fee is non-refundable if the withdrawal occurs after the 12th class day.

Spring 2020 8-Week Course Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

First 8 Weeks Session Second 8 Weeks Session
Date Refund Rate Date Refund Rate
Prior to Jan 13 100% Prior to Mar 9 100%
Jan 13 80% Mar 9 80%
Jan 14 80% Mar 10 80%
Jan 15 80% Mar 11 80%
Jan 16 50% Mar 12 50%
Jan 17 50% Mar 13 50%
Jan 21 50% Mar 16 50%

*Students withdrawing before the first class day will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 matriculation fee and the non-refundable fees. Non-refundable fees include a $25 computer-processing fee, a $10 advising fee, and an orientation fee (if charged). The $11 medical services fee is non-refundable if the withdrawal occurs after the 12th class day.

Summer 2020 10-Week Classes Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

Date Refund Rate
Prior to May 26 100%
May 26 80%
May 27 80%
May 28 80%
June 1 50%
June 2 50%
After June 2 None

*Students withdrawing before the first class day will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 matriculation fee and the non-refundable fees. Non-refundable fees include a $25 computer-processing fee, a $10 advising fee, and an orientation fee (if charged). The $11 medical services fee is non-refundable if the withdrawal occurs after the 12th class day.

Summer 2020 7-Week Classes Withdrawal Refund Schedule

1st 7 Weeks Classes 2nd 7 Weeks Classes
Date Refund Rate Date Refund Rate
Prior to May 11 100% Prior to Jun 29 100%
May 11 80% Jun 29 80%
May 12 80% Jun 30 80%
May 13 80% July 1 80%
May 14 50% July 2 50%
May 15 50% July 6 50%
May 18 50% July 7 50%
After May 18 None After July 7 None

*Students withdrawing before the first class day will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 matriculation fee and the non-refundable fees. Non-refundable fees include a $25 computer-processing fee, a $10 advising fee, and an orientation fee (if charged). The $11 medical services fee is non-refundable if the withdrawal occurs after the 12th class day.

Fall 2020 16-Week Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

Date Refund Rate Date Refund Rate
*Prior to August 24 100%
Aug 24 80% Sep 8 50%
Aug 25 80% Sep 9 50%
Aug 26 80% Sep 10 50%
Aug 27 80% Sep 11 50%
Aug 28 80% Sep 14 50%
Aug 31 70% Sep 15 25%
Sep 1 70% Sep 16 25%
Sep 2 70% Sep 17 25%
Sep 3 70% Sep 18 25%
Sep 4 70% Sep 21 25%
Continued Next Column Sep 22 and after NONE

*Students withdrawing before the first class day will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 matriculation fee and the non-refundable fees. Non-refundable fees include a $25 computer-processing fee, a $10 advising fee, and an orientation fee (if charged). The $11 medical services fee is non-refundable if the withdrawal occurs after the 12th class day.

Fall 2020 8-Week Course Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

First 8 Weeks Session Second 8 Weeks Session
Date Refund Rate Date Refund Rate
Prior to Aug 24 100% Prior to Oct 19 100%
Aug 24 80% Oct 19 80%
Aug 25 80% Oct 20 80%
Aug 26 80% Oct 21 80%
Aug 27 50% Oct 22 50%
Aug 28 50% Oct 23 50%
Aug 31 50% Oct 26 50%

*Students withdrawing before the first class day will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 matriculation fee and the non-refundable fees. Non-refundable fees include a $25 computer-processing fee, a $10 advising fee, and an orientation fee (if charged). The $11 medical services fee is non-refundable if the withdrawal occurs after the 12th class day.

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