If you are planning to drop or withdraw from a CMU Course, please read the important information regarding deadlines and procedures below.
It is important to recognize that dropping or withdrawing from a course or courses could have a major impact on your financial aid, military benefits, athletic eligibility, or other benefits. Please contact the appropriate departments for the course of action that is most appropriate for your individual circumstance. 

Drop: Courses that are dropped before the drop deadline. They are removed from the                             academic history.
Deadlines:
Process:
            Students may drop a course by logging into CMU Course Search & Registration prior to              the deadline.
Refunds:
  • Tuition costs will be adjusted to reflect a 100% cancelation of tuition charges for           Main Campus and the Online & Off-Campus courses that have been dropped before       the course drop deadlines. 
  • Online classes dropped after the course has started and prior to the second week of classes will result in a $50 drop fee.
  • Off-Campus face-to-face classes dropped after the course has started and prior to the second meeting time will result in a $50 drop fee.  

Individual Course Withdrawal: A withdrawal occurs after the drop deadline date has ended and before the withdrawal deadline ends. The course will be graded with a "W". A course with a grade of "W" does not factor into the GPA.

Deadlines:
Process:
  • Summer Semester for Main Campus Courses will be referred to the Registrar's Office for assistance.
  • Students can withdraw by logging into CMU Course Search & Registration.
  • Instructors will be notified of the course withdrawal. In cases involving academic dishonesty, the instructor will notify the Registrar's Office to reinstate the course and the instructor will submit the final grade.
Refunds:
  • Main Campus Courses - There is no refund for a main campus individual course withdrawal.
  • Online & Off-Campus Courses - There is a $50 fee for withdrawing from Online & Off-Campus courses. Depending on deadlines, individual course withdrawals may receive a percentage refund.  
  • See withdrawal schedule here Online & Off-Campus Withdrawal Schedule   

Complete Semester Withdrawal: A complete semester withdrawal for Main Campus           courses occurs when a student withdraws from all courses in a given semester. A complete semester withdrawal that occurs before the deadline will be recorded with a grade of "W". Courses with a grade of "W" does not factor into the GPA.                                                                     
Deadlines:
  • A complete semester withdrawal can occur through the tenth week of a sixteen-week course or through the midpoint of all courses shorter than sixteen weeks.
  • Students withdrawing from CMU between the tenth week and the Friday of the fourteenth week will receive a "W" for passing work of D- or better and E's for failing work. During this period, students enrolled in a CR/NC only course will receive a "W" for passing work of C or better and a grade of E for failing work. The Registrar's Office will contact each instructor to verify if student is earning a passing or failing grade.
  • No student may withdraw from all classes during the week preceding final examination week.
Process:
  • Summer semester for Main Campus courses will be referred to the Registrar's Office for assistance.
  • Students enrolled in short term, Online & Off-Campus courses or have already withdrawn from a single Main Campus course will be referred to the Registrar's Office for assistance.
  • Instructors will be notified of the course withdrawal. In cases involving academic dishonesty, the instructor will notify the Registrar's Office to reinstate the course and the instructor will submit the final grade.
  • Unofficial withdrawals (leaving CMU without officially withdrawing from courses) are not eligible for a "W" grade or refund.
Refunds:

Extenuating Circumstances: Under unusual circumstances, a student may submit an 
appeal to the Registrar. The circumstances must have prevented the student from  dropping/withdrawing prior to the published deadline of the course.