What does it mean when I withdraw from a class?
When you withdraw from a class, a "W" will appear on your transcript and you will no longer be enrolled in this class. There may be certain consequences for a "W" on your transcript, and you should talk with an advisor to make sure that withdrawal will not negatively affect housing, insurance, or financial aid. Be sure and check the academic calendar for deadlines and refund policies for withdrawal.
Always be sure to check what refund period we are in before you drop a course. KU has 100%, 50%, and 0% refund periods. Which time frame we are in depends on how much money you get back for a course.
First period drop: timeframe in which students can withdraw from a course(s) and not recieve a "W" on their transcript.
Spring 2020 first period drop ends on Monday, February 10th.
Second period drop: timeframe in which students can withdraw from a course(s) however, during this period students will recieve "W"s on their transcripts.
Spring 2020 second period drop is from February 1th - April 20th.
**these dates apply to full semester courses only**
What is credit/no credit?
Credit/no credit means you will get credit (CR) for a class if you earn an A through C-. If you earn a D+ through F for a course, you will earn no credit (NC). This option is usually available for a limited time at the beginning of a semester, between the 21st and 30th instructional day.
Why might I opt for credit/no credit?
Some students choose this option if they want to prevent a low grade in a general education class from damaging a GPA but still need to earn credit and complete the class. Credit/no credit may not be used for classes in your major or minor and may only be used for one class per semester. Always make an appointment to talk with an advisor or stop by our office as a drop-in.
How do I opt-in? Check out more details for credit/no credit here and fill out the form.
Spring 2020 Credit/No Credit period is February 18th - March 2nd
Can I repeat a course?
If you earn a D or an F in a class numbered from 000-299, then you may repeat the course. The lower grade earned will remain on your transcript, but will not be counted in your KU GPA. The course repeat policy may not be used more than five times. After that, you still may repeat a course, but grades from a repeated course will be averaged with previous attempts and will not replace a grade.