Drop/Withdrawal Info

Individual Withdrawal

After the 100% drop deadline, there's a period for individual withdrawal from classes. Withdrawal results in a "W" on your academic record and you'll get no tuition credit or refund. You may withdraw from individual classes going to the student tab in your my.emich account.

If you have a financial or other hold preventing registration, you may withdraw in person at either of the Service EMU locations, (McKenny or The Student Center), by calling the Registration office at 734.487.4111 or by registrar@emich.edu from your emich account. Automatic withdrawal is permitted through two-thirds of the semester/subterm. See calendars for specific deadlines.

Late Withdrawal

EMU policy provides you an opportunity to withdraw after the official deadline from individual class or the entire semester/term, if you have extenuating circumstances of recent occurrence that clearly prevent you from completing the course or courses in question.

If you would like to petition for a late withdrawal , you may do so using the late withdrawal/tuition appeal request form [PDF] and dropping it off at the Office of Records and Registration drop box in the hallway directly outside of 303 Pierce Hall. You must provide evidence of extenuating circumstances and withdrawals are not automatic.

If you have questions regarding this, please email Late_Withdrawal_Tuition_Appeal_Requests@emich.edu from your my.emich account.

Complete Cancellation of all Your Classes for the Semester

If you decide not to attend a semester for which you have registered, you must cancel your entire class schedule or be subject to financial and/or academic penalties. If you neglect to notify the Office of Records and Registration, the University has no way to know you don't plan to attend and will continue to reserve your space in the class. Non-attendance and non-payment of bills will not result in any class being dropped.

You may cancel all classes by doing one of the following:

  • Come in person to either of the Service EMU locations, McKenny or the Student Center.
  • Mail or fax the cancellation form or a letter, including your student number, term, year and main reason for withdrawal to the Office of Records and Registration, 303 Pierce Hall, EMU. Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Fax: 734.487.6808. *Certified mail recommended
  • Call Registration at 734.487.4111

Through the 100% deadline, a total withdrawal will result in a refund of 100% of tuition and *fees.
Through the 50% deadline, total withdrawal will result in a 50% refund of tuition and *fees and "W" grades. Through the 25% deadline, total withdrawal will result in a 25% refund of tuition and *fees and "W" grades.

*Excludes the non-refundable registration fee

Download the cancellation/withdrawal request [PDF].

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