Dropping or Withdrawing from a CMU Global Campus Course
If you are planning to drop or withdraw from a CMU Global Campus course, please carefully read the following important information about the correct required procedures and the potential impact on your academic history and financial aid.
DROP: Students must DROP a course if they plan to stop attending before the course starts or prior to the 2nd meeting time for face-to-face courses or prior to the 2nd week of classes for a CMU Online course.
WITHDRAWAL: Students must WITHDRAW from a course they plan to stop attending if it
isafter the drop period and up to the mid-point of the course.
- Verbal requests to be dropped or withdrawn from a class are
- Students should drop or withdraw from a course through the
Course Search & Registration System
- Written requests to be dropped or withdrawn can be sent via e-mail to the CMU Center where the course is being offered
- Drops and withdrawals must be processed within the timeframe allotted according to the
Drop and Withdrawal Chart
Note: If you do not DROP or WITHDRAW from a course and simply stop attending (virtually or in person) you will receive a grade of “E” for the course. You may be charged back for financial aid based on your last date of attendance.
For information on fees and the amount refunded for drops and withdrawals, see the
Course Drops/Withdrawals Chart.
Dropping a Course
A drop removes the course from your record. If you drop the course before the course begins, you will receive a refund of 100% of the tuition. If you drop a class after the course has started and prior to the 2nd meeting time for face-to-face courses or prior to the 2nd week of classes for a CMU Online course, you will be charged a $50 drop fee. Tuition will be refunded less that $50 fee.
Use the CentralLink
Course Search and Registration system to drop your course prior to it starting or prior to the 2nd meeting time for the face-to-face class or prior to the 2nd week of an online class.
Withdrawing from a Course
All students withdrawing from a course are assessed a fee of $50 in addition to the refund percentage outlined in the
Course Drops/Withdrawals Chart. A grade of “W” is permanently displayed on the student’s academic record.
Course Search and Registration system to withdraw from your course after the 2nd meeting time for the face-to-face class or after the 1st week of an online class up to the mid-point of the course.
Go Army Ed Students
Active duty Army students using tuition assistance must use the
GoArmyEd Portal instead of CentralLink to withdraw from a course.
Impact on Financial Aid
To be eligible to receive federal financial aid, you must be enrolled at least half-time status (6 credits per semester for undergraduate students; 5 credits per semester for graduate students).
Dropping a course that results in being below the minimum number of credits required, results in no longer being eligible to receive financial aid. Any financial aid awards that have been disbursed must be returned to CMU and any course (s) in which you remain enrolled would be paid for directly by the student.
Failure to complete 67% of attempted courses within an academic year will result in being placed on financial aid warning status. Grades of NC (No Credit), I (Incomplete), W (Withdrawal), X (audit), and Z (Deferred) are not counted as earned credit and are considered a “Failure to complete.”
Students who cease/fail to attend (virtual or otherwise) and have not formally withdrawn from the course will receive a grade of “E.” A charge back for financial aid received may be incurred based on the student’s last day of attendance.
Full withdrawal from the semester may require a recalculation of financial aid eligibility and can impact funding received. More information on satisfactory academic progress and financial aid processes can be found in the
Financial Aid Manual.
Prior to requesting a drop or withdrawal from any course or courses, students using financial aid are advised to contact their Program Administrator or the Financial Aid Office to determine the impact on financial aid. You can reach a Financial Aid Advisor at 800-664-2681, option #2 or by e-mail at