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Fall Refund Deadlines

Courses open for browsing on Monday, February 22, 2021. Registration opens on Monday, April 19, 2021 here.

Classes begin on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Note: Graduate students from divisions other than University College or Graduate Arts & Sciences should contact the registrar in their Dean’s Office to register.

Deadline

Regular
Aug. 30–Dec. 22

(16 weeks)

8-wk Session 1
Aug. 30–Oct. 23

(7.5 weeks)

8-wk Session 2
Oct. 25Dec. 22

(8 weeks)

Last day to register without a late fee/permission

September 13

September 7

November 1

Last day to drop and receive a lab fee refund 

September 13

September 7

November 1

Last day to drop without a “W”

September 13

September 7

November 1

Last day to receive a 100% refund

September 13

September 7

November 1

Last day to receive a 50% refund

September 20

September 13

November 8

Last day to receive a 25% refund

September 27

N/A

N/A

No refunds given after

September 27

September 13

November 8

Last day to change grade option

November 22

October 18

December 7

Last day to withdraw from courses

December 7

October 18

December 7

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