During your undergraduate career, there may be a time when you find it is best for you to withdraw from the University. Undergraduate students who wish to withdraw from UNCG may do so in one of two ways. The following actions will result in an official withdrawal from the University:
- If a student withdraws from all courses at any point throughout the fall or spring semester, thus dropping down to 0 credit hours
- If a student does not register for courses by the end of the drop/add period in the fall or spring semester
Students who have withdrawn from the University must take additional action to return to UNCG and resume classes in a future term. Please visit our Return from Withdrawal page to learn more about the return process.
If you are considering a Total University Withdrawal, meeting with an advisor in the Students First Office will help you consider any additional options before making a final decision about your enrollment. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Mid-semester Total University Withdrawal
If you wish to withdraw during the semester, you may drop all of your classes in UNCGenie by following these steps:
After clicking “submit changes”, a required Withdrawal Survey will be activated. You must complete this brief survey before your changes can be processed. Students choosing to complete a total withdrawal after the schedule adjustment period should be aware of the following potential impacts:
Academic Good Standing for students who began at UNCG in fall 2014 or later is determined by both cumulative GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
As long as the withdrawal takes place on or before the last day to withdraw from courses without incurring a WF grade (withdrawal failing), your GPA will not be affected. However, a Total University Withdrawal that is made through UNCGenie after the drop date will result in WF grades on the transcript. All WF grades are calculated in the GPA like an F and will have a negative impact on your GPA and your academic standing.
Students who are currently receiving financial aid are required to earn 67% of their semester hours to be in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. A Total University Withdrawal will impact future financial aid eligibility and students are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Students First Office and/or a counselor in the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing.
If you have questions about whether a Total University Withdrawal will result in a tuition refund, please refer to the Student Refund Policy on the Cashier’s Office website.
Beginning fall 2016, UNCG implemented a “Fixed Tuition“ rate for students who remain continually enrolled. If you withdraw from the current semester, you will no longer be eligible for your current tuition rate, even if you return to UNCG in the future. For addtional information about changes to your tuition rate and bills, contact the Cashiers Office.
If you live on campus, it is your responsibility to inform Housing and Residence Life (HRL) that you are withdrawing from UNCG. HRL requests that students move out within 48 hours following withdrawal. You should keep in mind that you will continue to accrue housing and meal plan charges until you move out and return your keys. Housing and meal plan charges are subject to the same refund policy as tuition and fees. More information regarding Cancellation after Occupancy Commences can be found page 7 of the Housing Contract.
Students who have purchased a UNCG parking permit will be responsible for returning the permit and/or access card to the Parking Operations office to receive a credit on their student account. Prorated refunds will be given until March 31st. Cancellation of parking permits is not an automatic part of the withdrawal process. More information can be found on Parking Operations’ website.
Students who have student health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield should contact Student Blue to see if their plan will be affected.
Students should refer to page 2 of the SpartanCard Terms and Conditions for information about getting refunds from your SpartanCard.
Completing a Total University Withdrawal Between Semesters
There may be a time when you need to take time off between semesters and would like to withdraw from the University. Advisors in the Students First Office are available to discuss your individual circumstances prior to withdrawal and to help make the transition back to UNCG as smooth as possible.
Students who wish to withdraw from the University between semesters do not need to fill out official paperwork. Instead, you just need to make sure you are not registered for any courses before the first day of the term. At this point, you will be considered withdrawn from the University.
Students who complete a total withdrawal between semesters will still need to take steps to resolve any outstanding accounts on campus prior to leaving. Any housing assignments, meal plans, student insurance, or other services/accounts that may have been initiated for the following semester need to be resolved. Please refer to the list of considerations above (in “Mid-Semester Total University Withdrawal”).