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Dropping and withdrawing from classes

Dropping or withdrawing from a class

The timing of when you make your request to remove courses from your current schedule determines whether the removal of a course is considered a drop or a withdrawal. 

  • Check the Academic Calendar for the drop and withdrawal deadlines.
  • Dropping a class is the removal of a class from your current schedule before the relevant deadline. A drop will remove the class from your current schedule with no record of your enrollment in the class on your official transcript.   
  • Withdrawing from a course is the removal of a course from your current schedule after the drop/add deadline and before the complete session withdrawal deadline. A withdrawal will remove the class(es) from your current schedule and will result in a grade of “W” on your official transcript. A grade of “W” has no impact on your GPA.  
  • Please refer to the Tuition Refund Policy to determine if dropping or withdrawing from classes will generate a tuition refund. 

Dropping and withdrawing from courses may have a financial and academic impact. Please be sure to speak with Financial Aid and Scholarship Services as to what the impact will be on your student account. If you have questions or need assistance with dropping or withdrawing, see your academic advisor.  

Learn more about dropping or withdrawing from courses.

Late registration

Registering for any class after the deadline requires approval from the college or school offering the course and is an exception to university policy.  There is no guarantee that a late request will be approved.

Courses for which the deadline to register has passed are marked in the schedule of classes by a gray "add" button. When this button is selected, students are directed to a page that prompts them to select the appropriate link for the  college offering the course. Policies and procedures vary by college and school.

Complete session withdrawal

If you no longer plan on attending or completing all of your classes in a given session, you can remove all of them from your current schedule by requesting a complete session withdrawal up until the relevant deadline

Beginning the first day of the fall and spring semesters, on-campus undergraduate students wishing to withdraw are required to connect with the College of Health Solutions Advising Office to facilitate the process and submit the complete session withdrawal form.  You may contact our Advising Office at or 602-496-3300 or 844-857-3348 .  

Learn more about complete session withdrawals.

ASU does not drop or withdraw students for non-payment of tuition or non-attendance.

Course override

Course overrides are approved by the individual college or department at ASU. Before submitting a form, be sure to check that the course is offered by the college you are contacting.

Override request form

Course load limit

  • A minimum full-time course load for an undergraduate student in fall or spring semesters is 12 credit hours. The maximum course load for which a student may register in fall or spring semesters is 18 credit hours, with a maximum of nine credit hours in each A or B session.
  • The summer sessions credit load limit is seven semester hours for each six-week session, nine semester hours for the eight-week session, and may not exceed a total of 14 semester hours for any combination of sessions. Requests in excess of seven credit hours per summer session must be approved by the college of your major. 
  • A Health Solutions student wishing to register for more than the maximum should contact their academic advisor about the appeal process. For the College of Health Solutions, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and previously have taken class loads of 17 to 18 hours in order to be considered.