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Course Withdrawal

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.

Registration by a student incurs the obligation to pay all tuition and fees. Requests to withdraw from a course must be submitted in writing on the undergraduate Change of Registration Form. Part-time students who drop courses via Student Planning must email a request for refund (containing student name, ID number, and specific refund type required) to To discuss dropping all courses, contact the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC) at 410-617-5050 or

Change of Registration Form requests for course withdrawal are considered official once they are signed by the instructor of the course or the student's Academic Advisor, then approved by an administrator from AASC and received in the Office of the Registrar. Intercollegiate athletes must also obtain the signature of an administrator from Student Athlete Support Services.  Phone requests are not accepted. Non-payment of tuition, mere non-attendance at class, or verbal permission from an instructor to withdraw from a course does not constitute official withdrawal from the course. Unless approval is received from the Academic Advising and Support Center, a grade of F is entered on the student's permanent record. In case of inability to return to campus, contact AASC at 410-617-5050 or

Last Day to Withdraw

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

Summer 2024 Session I: July 3, 2024

Summer 2024 Session II: August 15, 2024

Summer 2024 Alternate Session (III), internships only: July 16, 2024

Summer 2024 Alternate Session (III): See Table Below

Summer 2024 Session IV (Maymester): June 3, 2024

Fall 2024 Semester: December 2, 2024

Spring 2025 Semester: April 14, 2025

 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.