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Withdrawal & Drop Policy

  • Academic Withdrawal:

    Students intending to withdraw must contact the Registrar’s Office to complete a withdrawal form. Students receiving financial aid should consult the Office of Student Financial Services to determine the effect the withdrawal may have on their aid. Withdrawing from all courses prior to the term beginning will result in a full refund of tuition and fees and no notation on the official transcript.  Withdrawing after that time may result in a reduction of tuition refund and/or grades of “W” being entered on the student’s official transcript. Resident students should notify the Office of Housing and Residence Life of their intent to withdraw. For the complete policy, please refer to:

  • 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.

  • Extenuating Circumstances Withdrawal:

    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.

  • 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.