Drop and Withdraw Courses

To Drop a Course

  • Log in to SUOnline
  • Select Manage Classes (A menu will appear of the courses you are currently registered for)
  • Select the course(s) you wish to drop by clicking the white box under the heading Drop associated with that course and Submit.
  • Select My Schedule at the bottom of the page to verify the accuracy of your schedule.

To Withdraw From a Course

Review the Academic & Important Dates calendar to review the deadlines for withdrawing from courses and your eligibility for a partial refund of your tuition. An official withdrawal from a course results in a “W” grade being assigned to your transcript. The “W” has no effect on your grade point average. If the course is required for your degree however, the “W” does count as an attempted course; you are limited to 2 repeats of an attempted course.

Graduate Withdrawal

  • Graduate students and non-matriculated students may withdraw using SUOnline.

Undergraduate Withdrawal

  • Undergraduate students will use the Withdrawal Request to withdraw after the add/drop deadline from courses for the current quarter. Undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online course may withdraw from it using SUOnline. 

Withdrawal Request

On the Withdrawal Request please indicate whether you are withdrawing from some/all of your courses for the current quarter only or withdrawing from the University completely.  If you plan to withdraw completely from the university after your current quarter grades are posted, please check the appropriate box at the bottom of the form.

Confirmation: Check your unofficial transcript or course schedule on SUOnline to confirm that you have been successfully withdrawn from your course/s.

Withdraw Refund

You may receive a percent of your tuition back based on the official date of withdrawal. The official date of withdrawal is the date of the first signature by any official of the University, or the last date of attendance as verified by the instructor, whichever is earlier or the date our office receives your form if there isn’t need for a university signature or no professors signed your form. Refund dates can be found on the Important Dates calendar on the Registrar's web site.

To Request a Hardship Withdrawal

A Hardship Withdrawal Request request allows a student to withdraw from a class due to a hardship that no longer allows them to be a successful student in that class.

A Hardship Withdrawal Consent to Release Records  request allows a student's records to be released, as well as allowing a health care specialist (student's physician, nurse, etc.) to support the students request for a hardship withdrawal.

In certain cases of hardship withdrawal for personal medical reasons, the student must apply for reinstatement to the university using the Hardship Withdrawal Reinstatement Support form.

Please see your advisor, major department office, or Dean's Office of your school or college for information on seeking a Hardship Withdrawal and/or submitting the  form.

Student Leave of Absence

Student Leave of Absence is a form of withdrawal that encourages proactive management of a student’s temporary departure in order for a student to be successful academically at Seattle University. Please see your advisor, department's office, or Dean's Office of your school or college for information on seeking a Student Leave of Absence.