• Graduate Drop and Withdrawal Policies and Deadlines

    Students who no longer wish to attend a course for which they are registered have the option to drop or withdraw from the course. The determination of whether a student is eligible to drop or withdraw is based on how much of the course has already taken place. Graduate students must request to be dropped or withdrawn from their courses via email to registrar@hamline.edu or in person at Student Administrative Services, located in East Hall. 

    It is the student’s responsibility to request enrollment changes of any kind. Instructors are not permitted to drop or withdraw students from classes under any circumstances. Non-attendance does not result in an automatic drop.

    Dropping a course: Students may drop their course if they are within the drop period. Dropping a course means:

    • No notation of the course recorded on transcript;
    • No tuition owed;
    • Return of all financial aid, if applicable. 

    Withdrawing from a course: Students who wish to stop attending a course after the drop deadline must request a withdrawal. Withdrawing from a course means:

    • A grade of “W” recorded on transcript;
    • Tuition owed based on effective date of withdrawal;
    • Recalculation of all financial aid, if applicable.

    School of Business Drop and Withdraw Deadlines

    If a drop or withdraw deadline falls on a University holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

      Drop Deadline Withdraw Deadline
    Full Term, 16-week Session Monday, start of 3rd week Friday, end of 13th week
    8-week Session Monday, start of 2nd week Friday, end of 6th week
    4-week Session Monday, start of 2nd week Friday, end of 3rd week

      

    College of Liberal Arts and School of Education Drop and Withdraw Deadlines 

    In all cases, a request to withdraw from a course must be received prior tot he last day of the course.

    Drop deadlines are based on the credit-value of the course and are as follows:

      Fall and Spring Winter Summer
    4 credits 14 calendar days from course start 2 calendar days from course start 7 calendar days from course start
    3 credits 10 calendar days from course start 2 calendar days from course start 7 calendar days from course start
    2 credits 7 calendar days from course start 2 calendar days from course start 2 calendar days from course start
    1 credit 2 calendar days from course start 2 calendar days from course start 2 calendar days from course start

    For example, if you are enrolled in a 3 credit course that begins on September 3rd, you would have until September 12th to drop.

    Notes:

    • The start date of a course counts as the first calendar day in the drop period.
    • If a course’s duration is less than the number of calendar dates in the drop schedule, the course must be dropped the day after it begins.
    • If the course meets 2 days or less, the course must be dropped prior to the start of the course. 
    • If a course’s drop date falls on a non-business day, drop requests will be honored if received by the next business day. 

    Exceptions to drop deadlines:

    • MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults students follow the above for non-residency terms. During residency terms, students may drop up to 10 days prior to the start of the residency and owe no tuition. If dropping fewer than 10 days before the start of the residency, 100% of the tuition will be owed. 
    • Summer Writing Workshops must be dropped by June 30. If dropping after June 30, 100% of the tuition will be owed.