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Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds

Dropping a Course

All requests to drop a course must be submitted in writing to Registration Services. Send your request by email at c2reg@uw.edu 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 noncredit courses) or a 0.0 on your UW transcript (for credit courses).

Refund policies and deadlines vary depending on length and type of course. Check your acceptance letter for refund information for your particular course. 

Hardship Withdrawal

If you are unable to complete a course because of physical or mental debilitation or other circumstances beyond your control, and the drop or refund deadline has passed, you may petition for hardship withdrawal. To inquire about hardship withdrawal, contact Registration Services at c2reg@uw.edu; 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 noncredit courses) or an HW on your UW transcript (for credit courses).  

Withdrawing from a Certificate

If you want to completely withdraw from a certificate, send your request by email to c2reg@uw.edu. Dropping a class does not withdraw you from a certificate.

Students who must withdraw from a certificate program due to unavoidable circumstances may be able to defer to the following program offering and complete the certificate. Email your UWPCE program contact to discuss.

Refund Policies & Deadlines

Refund policies and deadlines vary depending on the length and type of course. Refer to your acceptance letter for refund information for your particular course.

To receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable registration fee, you must drop a certificate program course no later than the eighth calendar day after your course begins. There are no refunds for drops requested after this date.