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.
Dropping a Course
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.
For refund deadlines for your course, refer to your transaction summary.
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 want to completely withdraw from a certificate, send your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 and deadlines vary depending on the course type. Refer to your transaction summary 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 one calendar day before the first class. To receive a 75 percent 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 enrolled.
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 percent 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).