If you are an international student and considering withdrawal from the quarter, then you MUST consult with the Dashew Center in order to learn of any implications with regard to your Visa standing.
Withdrawing from a Term in Progress or Retroactively
Once the quarter has begun and fees have been paid, you may withdraw (drop all of your classes) from a Fall, Winter, or Spring quarter provided that you have not completed the work in any course taken that term. A UCLA Withdrawal Notice form must be submitted to your College advising unit via Message Center. The Withdrawal Notice is available online at the Registrar’s webpage . Please be aware that dropping all courses online through MyUCLA does not constitute an official withdrawal from the term.
If you are withdrawing from a Fall, Winter, or Spring quarter after Friday of Week 9 of the term, you will also need to submit verification from your instructors confirming that you did not attempt or complete the final exam/paper/project for your courses. Along with the withdrawal notice form, please also include a signed Withdrawal Supplement form OR a PDF or JPG of email(s) from your instructors’ verifying the following:
- What course is the student enrolled in?
- Did the student complete all the coursework and/or take the final exam and/or submit the last paper/project/assignment?
If submitting emails as verification, please note that the answers to the above questions must be explicitly stated, or your withdrawal request cannot be processed. We recommend you cut and paste the above questions and include them in your individual email requests to the instructors.
Once you have a completed Withdrawal Notice and instructor verification (if applicable), please submit the form(s) to your College advising unit via Message Center.
Additional Points for Consideration
- If you are an international student on a visa, please consult the Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars (DCISS) before submitting a withdrawal form.
- If you receive financial aid, you should consult with the UCLA Financial Aid Office concerning any refunds or repayment of money if such issues are relevant to your situation.
- If you are on a Subject To Dismissal agreement or on probation, you should meet with an Academic Advisor in your College advising unit before submitting a withdrawal form.
If you have withdrawn or were eligible to withdraw from a previous quarter (for example, you earned all Incomplete grades), you should meet with an advisor in your College advising unit before withdrawing from a subsequent term. There will be a hold placed if you withdraw or are eligible to withdraw but have not completed three academic terms (fall, winter, or spring) since your prior withdrawal.
Please note: If you stay out from UCLA for two or more terms consecutively, your enrollment has been deactivated, and you must file for Readmission in order continue at UCLA. Please note that readmission is not competitive and is simply an administrative process to reactivate your enrollment.
If you choose to drop all of your courses during a single Summer Session (Session A or Session C) once instruction has begun, you must submit a Summer Withdrawal Petition to your College advising unit.
Please select your advising/counseling unit below to submit your summer session withdrawal request.
- Academic Advancement Program
- Athletics – please consult the CAC-Athletics unit for procedures on submitting this request
- College Academic Counseling
- Honors Programs
Please note that along with the online form, you will need to provide a Summer Session Withdrawal Supplement signed by your instructor(s) OR a PDF or JPG email(s) from your instructor(s) verifying the following:
- What course is the student enrolled in?
- Which Summer Session?
- Did the student attempt or complete the final exam or submit a final paper/project?
Please note that the answers to the above questions must be explicitly stated, or your withdrawal request cannot be processed. We recommend you cut and paste the above questions and include them in your email request to the instructor.
Not Registering for a Given Term
If you have not yet paid your fees, you may use MyUCLA to declare non-attendance for a term. If you receive financial aid, this notification must be made prior to the automatic financial aid disbursement to BAR (see the Calendar section in the current schedule of classes).
Cancelling Registration before instruction begins
You may request cancellation from a term AFTER having paid fees but BEFORE the first day of classes; in this case you will receive a full refund minus some administrative charges. To cancel Registration you should go to the Registrar’s Office , 1113 Murphy Hall, and fill out a Cancellation of Registration Petition.
If you cancel registration for your first term at UCLA, the University will assume that you have decided not to attend UCLA and will cancel your admission! Consequently, you should wait until after the term officially begins and then withdraw from the term using the procedure described below under “Withdrawing from a Term in Progress or Retroactively”. Once again, DO NOT cancel your registration unless you have decided not to come to UCLA.