All requests to drop a course must be submitted in writing to Registration Services. Send your request by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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 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 noncredit courses) or an HW on your UW transcript (for credit courses).
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. Refer to your transaction summary for refund information for your particular course.
Beginning with Autumn Quarter 2018, refund policies for certificate program courses are changing. See below for the current and revised policies.
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.
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.
The policies above do not apply to students in self-paced certificate programs. To receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable registration fee, students must drop a certificate program course no later than eight calendar days after they’ve enrolled.