One-Time-Only Late Drop

Each student may, once during his or her undergraduate enrollment, withdraw from a course without college approval and receive the transcript symbol “W” after the deadline for withdrawaltenth week of the semester—and at any time up to and including the last day of instruction for that course. A student may not withdraw after completing the final examination for a course.

Unlike the option to drop a class online before the semester deadline during the tenth week, the One-Time Only (OTO) Late Drop can be used only once during each student’s academic career at the U of M. The OTO Late Drop cannot be used during or after finals week. Students who use their OTO Late Drop will still receive a “W” grade on their transcript and must pay for the class.

In order to request the OTO Late Drop, CFANS students must either submit a signed/completed academic policy petition form in person, directly to the CFANS Advising Center in Room 130 Coffey Hall or scan and send the signed/complete academic policy petition form via email—using their U of M email address—to cfansadv@umn.edu no later than 4 p.m. on the last day of instruction for the semester. 

NOTE: International students must also discuss any course cancellations with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office prior to using their One-Time-Only Late Drop.