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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 10 week Summer 7 Week

 

 

Summer 2022 10-Week Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

Date Refund Rate
*Prior to May 31 100%
May 31 80%
June 1 80%
June 2 80%
June 3 50%
June 6 50%
After June 6 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 2022 7-Week Course Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

First 7 Weeks Session Second 7 Weeks Session
Date Refund Rate Date Refund Rate
*Prior to May 9 100% Prior to June 27 100%
May 9 80% June 27 80%
May 10 80% June 28 80%
May 11 80% June 29 80%
May 12 50% June 30 50%
May 13 50% July 1 50%
May 16 50% July 5 50%
After May 16 none After July 5 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 2022 16-Week Withdrawal from all Courses Refund Schedule

Date Refund Rate Date Refund Rate
*Prior to August 29 100%
August 29 80% September 13 50%
August 30 80% September 14 50%
August 31 80% September 15 50%
September 1 80% September 16 50%
September 2 80% September 19 50%
September 6 70% September 20 25%
September 7 70% September 21 25%
September 8 70% September 22 25%
September 9 70% September 23 25%
September 12 70% September 26 25%
Continued Next Column After September 26 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 2022 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 August 29 100% Prior to October 24 100%
August 29 80% October 24 80%
August 30 80% October 25 80%
August 31 80% October 26 80%
September 1 50% October 27 50%
September 2 50% October 28 50%
September 6 50% October 31 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.