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Fall Refund Deadlines

Course registration for Fall 2020 opens Monday, April 13, 2020.

Chancellor Martin announced that to accommodate a slow and deliberate return to normal operations the 2020-21 academic calendar has been changed. Additional revisions for drop/add/refund dates will be forthcoming as available.

  • First day of classes: September 14
  • Last day of classes: December 18
  • Spring 2021 semester begins: January 25

Deadline

Regular
Sep. 14-Dec. 22

(No Fall Break
Thanksgiving Nov. 26-27)

8-wk Session 1
Sep. 14-Nov. 7

(8 weeks)

8-wk Session 2
Nov. 2-Dec. 22

(7.5 weeks)

Last day to register without a late fee/permission

September 24

September 21

November 9

Last day to drop and receive a lab fee refund 

September 24

September 21

November 9

Last day to drop without a “W”

September 24

September 21

November 9

Last day to receive a 100% refund

September 24

September 21

November 9

Last day to receive a 50% refund

October 5

September 28

November 16

Last day to receive a 25% refund

October 12

N/A

N/A

No refunds given after

October 12

September 28

November 16

Last day to change grade option

November 24

October 23

December 11

Last day to withdraw from courses

December 11

October 23

December 11

Note: Full refunds are granted to individuals called to active military duty.

ACTRAC

Refunds for dropping the ACTRAC option are issued in accordance with the standard refund grid above.

Courses Meeting Fewer Than 8 Weeks

  • If the course meets 3 days or less, you must be dropped prior to the start of course for 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
  • If the course meets for 4 calendar days up to 1 week, you have 24 hours after the first class to drop for 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
  • If you are taking a Special Format course (for example, Weekend or Intensive Format) that meets 6+ times, you have 48 hours after the first class to drop for 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
  • If the course meets for 5 -7 weeks, you have 4 days after the first class to drop for 100% refund, and 8 days after the first class to drop for a 50% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
  • If the course meets 8 weeks or more, you have 7 days after the first class to drop for 100% refund, and 14 days after the first class to drop with a 50% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.

Canceled Courses

Full refunds are granted when University College cancels a course.

Lab Fees

Lab fees are refunded only if the course is dropped before the first day of the semester or if the course is canceled.

Special Audit Courses

Refunds for dropping Special Audit courses are issued in accordance with the standard refund grid above.

Washington University Employees

If a course is dropped, the tuition benefit will be reversed. If a course is dropped after the 100 percent refund period, the employee is responsible for the outstanding tuition balance. Please refer to the refund schedule above.

Students with questions about the refund policy should contact:

Dean's Office
University College
Room 100
January Hall
(314) 935-6701