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Withdrawal & Drop Policy

  • Withdrawal from the University

    Students intending to withdraw from all classes must submit a withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office prior to the semester withdrawal deadline. Students receiving financial aid should consult the Office of Student Financial Services to determine the effect the withdrawal may have on their aid. Resident students should notify the Office of Housing and Residence Life of their intent to withdraw. No notation to the student’s transcript will be made if the withdrawal is submitted prior to the end of the add/drop period during the beginning of the term.

  • Military Withdrawal

    The University of Montevallo is committed to supporting service men and women of the United States and the State of Alabama. Military students may apply for a Late Start or a Military Leave of Absence (MLOA) from the University if they are called to duty and must withdraw from the semester, leave prior to the end of the term, attend training during the semester, or miss the beginning of the semester due to military orders. Details are available from the Coordinator of Veterans Affairs.

  • Withdrawal for Extenuating Circumstances

    In the case of prolonged illness, debilitating accident, family emergency, or comparably serious personal situations that occur after the drop/add period at the beginning of an academic term and that are beyond a student’s control, the student may request a withdrawal for extenuating circumstances. A student seeking a withdrawal for extenuating circumstances must withdraw from all courses for that term; a partial withdrawal for extenuating circumstances will typically not be approved. If a withdrawal for extenuating circumstances is granted, the student will receive a “W” for any course in which he/she is enrolled with a special notation on the transcript denoting extenuating circumstances. Documentation of the student’s situation must be submitted with the withdrawal for extenuating circumstances form as soon as possible but no later than 30 days following the end of the term for which the student is seeking to be withdrawn.

  • Dropping a Single Course

    Students may drop and/or add courses during the specified period, as indicated in the University Calendar, either through forUM or in the Registrar’s Office. A student who is considering either dropping or adding a course should discuss the proposed change with the academic adviser. Please keep in mind that, depending on the date, a grade of “W” may be assigned and fees may be included.