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Spring Refund Deadlines

Browse courses online starting Monday, September 27, 2021.

Spring 2022 registration opens on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The preferred registration deadline is December 30, 2021. 

Classes begin on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Finals are given or due at the last class meeting May 5–11. Final grades are due Monday, May 16.

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
Jan 18–May 11

8-wk Session 1
Jan 18–Mar 12

8-wk Session 2
Mar 21–May 11

Last day to register without a late fee/permission

January 27

January 25 March 28
Last day to drop and receive a lab fee refund January 31 January 25

March 28

Last day to drop without a "W"

January 31 January 25 March 28

Last day to drop and receive a 100% refund

January 31 January 25

March 28

Last day to receive a 50% refund

February 7

February 1

April 4

Last day to receive a 25% refund

February 14

N/A

N/A

No refunds given after

February 14

February 1

April 4

Last day to change grade option

April 11

February 28

April 25

Last day to withdraw from courses

April 25

February 28 April 25


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.

Canceled Courses

Full refunds are granted when University College cancels a course.

Courses Meeting Fewer Than 8 Weeks

  • If the course meets three (3) days or less, it must be dropped prior to the start of the course for 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.
  • If the course meets for four (4) calendar days up to one (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+ days, 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 four (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.

Courses Meeting 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.

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% 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 the Student Billing Coordinator.