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Course Withdrawal

To withdraw from a course, a student must submit a Change of Registration Form to the Office of the Registrar or contact the appropriate department office. The Change of Registration form may be found on Loyola Self-Service, select Academics on the left menu bar, then the GR Change of Registration form.  If you are taking a Leave of Absence or withdrawing from the University totally, then please select the proper form (GR Leave of Absence or GR Withdrawal from the University, respectively).

  • Link to the refund policy information: Refund Policy
  • Contact your Accounts Specialist in Student Administrative Services with questions regarding the financial implications of dropping courses.
  • Contact the Office of Graduate Financial Aid,, if you receive or plan to receive financial aid.

A withdrawal from a graduate course is not official until the form has been properly approved and has the appropriate signatures. The course withdrawal period begins after the registration period ends as defined in the academic calendar. The student's permanent record shows a grade of W for a withdrawal. The record of any student who has received two or more W grades is reviewed prior to the student's continuance in the program. Failure to comply with the official withdrawal procedure results in a permanent grade of F.

The last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of W is by close of business on the dates below:

Spring 2024 First Eight-Week Session: February 16, 2024

Spring 2024 Second Eight-Week Session: April 19, 2024

Spring 2024 Semester: April 15, 2024

Summer 2024 Session I: July 3, 2024

Summer 2024 Session II: August 15, 2024

Summer 2024 Session III: See Table Below

Fall 2024 First Eight-Week Session: September 27, 2024

Fall 2024 Second Eight-Week Session: November 22, 2024

Fall 2024 Semester: December 2, 2024

 Fall/Spring/Summer III (Alternate) Compressed Course Withdrawal Schedule for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
Course Length
Official Withdrawal Date
1-7 days By the end of the 4th business day
8-14 days By the end of the 8th business day
15-50 days One week (7 days) before the final day of the course
Over 51 days Two weeks (14 days) before the final day of the course


Begin Date End Date Days 7/14 Days Before Withdraw Date
5/22/23 6/11/23 (Sun) 20 6/5/23 (Sun) 6/6/23 (Mon)
5/22/23 7/22/23 (Sat) 61 7/8/23 (Sat) 7/10/23 (Mon)
6/5/23 8/18/23 (Fri) 74 8/4/23 (Fri) 8/4/23 (Fri)

Please Note:

  • The withdrawal period for Summer Sessions III & IV begins after the registration period ends.
  • Online and hybrid courses begin as of the official start date posted on Loyola Self-Service, Course Catalog.
  • To the length (in calendar days) of the course, calculate End Date - Begin date and can +1 to include first day.
  • If the Last Day to Withdraw falls on a weekend or University holiday, the Last Day will be the next business day the University is open.
  • This schedule includes summer travel courses.