(Note: This policy does not apply to certificate courses or programs. See Certificate Course or Program Refunds and Withdrawals.)
Students must make a written request to withdraw from any credit course regardless of whether the course was being taken for credit or audited. See Dropping or withdrawing from a credit course (above) for details, and see the Important Dates page for deadlines pertaining to most courses.
If you have registered for a course, refer to your confirmation/receipt for applicable refund deadlines, or call UW Professional & Continuing Education Registration Services at 206-897-8939. See Online Learning: Fees and Finances for online learning refund and withdrawal policies.
If we are unable to enroll you in a course, or if your course is cancelled, you will receive a refund of all fees associated with that course within three weeks. Refund checks will be issued to third-party payers if a third-party payer made the original payment.
Short courses: Short courses have a different refund schedule. For courses 10 days and longer, refunds occur on a prorata schedule (one day of a two-week course equals one week of a 10-week course). For courses meeting 10 days or less, a 100 percent refund, less the registration fee and any late fees imposed, is available through the last business day before the first class session; a 50 percent refund, less the registration fee and any late fees imposed, is available through the first day of the course; there is no refund thereafter.