For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.
The information below pertains to UWPCE certificate programs and courses. For drop and refund information for fee-based degree courses, see the Registration for Fee-Based Degree Students website.
All requests to drop a course must be submitted in writing to Registration Services. Send your request by email at email@example.com or by fax at 206-685-9359. You cannot drop a course by phone. Requests should include your name, student ID number and course name.
If you fail to attend class, or only tell the instructor that you want to drop the course, you have not officially dropped it. Unless you officially withdraw, an unsuccessful completion (USC) will be entered on your UWPCE official record (for a noncredit course) or a 0.0 on your UW transcript (for a credit course).
If you're thinking about dropping a course, our Enrollment Services team is available to discuss your options with you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To completely withdraw from a certificate, send your request by email to email@example.com. Dropping a class does not withdraw you from a certificate.
If you’re considering withdrawing from a certificate program, we encourage you to email the Enrollment Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options. You may be able to defer to the following program offering and complete the certificate provided you meet an approved set of deferral criteria. Learn about our deferral policy.
Refund policies and deadlines vary depending on the course type.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we've adjusted our refund policy for spring, summer and autumn quarters of 2020. To receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable registration fee, you must drop a certificate program course by the end of the eighth calendar day of the course. There are no refunds after this date.
Starting in winter quarter 2021, we’ll revert to our original refund policy: To receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable registration fee, you must drop a certificate program course no later than one business day before the first class. To receive a 75% refund, minus the registration fee, you must drop the course within eight calendar days of the first class. There are no refunds after this date.
Self-paced certificate programs have their own refund policy. To receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable registration fee, you must drop a self-paced course no later than eight calendar days after you've registered.
Self-paced (quarterly start) courses are online credit courses that must be started and completed within the same academic quarter. To receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable registration fee, you must drop the course within the first seven calendar days of the quarter. To receive a 50% refund, minus the registration fee, you must drop the course within the first 30 calendar days of the quarter.
For credit courses, you may submit a special circumstances petition to add or drop a course after the deadline, waive late fees or change course grading options.
If you are unable to complete a course because of physical or mental debilitation or other circumstances beyond your control, and the drop deadline has passed, you may petition for hardship withdrawal. To inquire about hardship withdrawal, contact Registration Services at email@example.com; credit course students should also submit a hardship withdrawal form.
If hardship withdrawal is approved, you will receive a W on your UWPCE official record (for a noncredit course) or an HW on your UW transcript (for a credit course).
If you are a self-paced student and you can’t complete your course on time because of physical or mental debilitation or other circumstances beyond your control, you can petition for a hardship extension. With the hardship extension, you can request up to four months more to complete your course.
To inquire about a hardship extension, contact Registration Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your hardship extension is approved, the approved amount of time will be added to the expiration date of your course. You can apply for a hardship extension only once per self-paced program.
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