Withdrawal from courses

The policy for withdrawing from a class is as follows:

  • A withdrawal from a course during the first week of the quarter will not appear on the transcript.
  • A withdrawal from a course during weeks two through seven of the quarter will be noted with a "W" (withdrawal) on the transcript.
  • Students are able to drop classes online through 11:59 p.m. on the tenth day of the quarter.
  • After the 10th day of the quarter, the student must obtain the required signatures to withdraw from a course. Withdrawal forms are available online.
  • The withdrawal form must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. in Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151, on the drop deadline date. Deadlines are listed on the University Academic Calendar.
  • No withdrawals are accepted after the seventh week of the quarter.
  • If a student does not provide proper written notification to Student Academic Services, financial obligations will remain binding, regardless of whether classes were attended or whether any contracted services were utilized.
  • If a student does not withdraw from a course by the end of the seventh week of the quarter, but stops attending the course, the student will receive the grade earned.
  • Should the student desire to complete the course during a future quarter, the student will be required to register and pay the current tuition for the course.

Complete withdrawal from school

A student who desires to withdraw from Seattle Pacific University should complete the Complete Withdrawal Form (PDF) and submit it to Student Academic Services in Demaray Hall 151 for processing. If registered for courses at the time of withdrawal from the university, the student is subject to the policies and procedures outlined above in the "Withdrawal from Classes" section of this catalog.

Refunds and adjustments to the student’s account are governed by the financial policies listed in Costs and Financial Aid.

A student who is registered but does not attend classes is responsible to cancel his or her registration online in Banner during the first ten days of the quarter or to contact Student Academic Services in writing to request withdrawal from courses. The date this withdrawal takes place will determine the amount of refund, where applicable.

If a student fails to withdraw through Student Academic Services by the end of the seventh week of the quarter, the student will receive the grade earned and possibly no refund.

To be eligible for a refund of parking fees, the student must inform the Office of Safety and Security. Parking refunds are calculated in accordance with the tuition refund policy.

Administrative withdrawals

Student Academic Services will administratively withdraw a student from a course due to one of the following circumstances:

  • The course was cancelled and all enrolled students needed to be withdrawn.
  • The student did not meet the prerequisite after grades were submitted at the end of the prior quarter.
  • The student is repeating a course for a second time and has not received instructor permission to stay in the class.
  • The student is repeating a course in which they previously received an A grade.

Student Financial Services has the right to have a student completely withdrawn from classes due to an unpaid balance.