You can drop or withdraw from a course using MyOSU (select Student tab and under Registration Tools, click on Add/Drop Classes). Courses must be dropped by the appropriate deadline for a specific term. Between weeks 3 and 7 of the term students can withdraw from individual courses. Remember that there are different deadlines for summer term, so make sure you refer to the deadline dates on the Summer Session website.
Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A–F) to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). Baccalaureate degree seeking students must obtain college head advisor approval prior to changing the grading basis of a course.
If you are enrolled in courses beyond the end of the add/drop period, you are responsible for at least a portion of the applicable tuition and fees.
Now that you’re enrolled you may need to provide proof of enrollment to an organization. Enrollment verifications are available in variety of forms.
During the academic year, you may withdraw from all of your courses between weeks 8 and 10. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. This is considered a withdrawal from the university for the term and is requested by completing the withdrawal survey online.
During Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, you must drop a course by the published drop deadline for each term. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is dropped, you are not responsible for a grade in the course or for tuition and fees associated with the course. When a course is dropped it is not recorded on your transcript.
During the academic year, you can withdraw from individual courses between weeks 2 to 7. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website. When a course is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript. The W grade is non-punitive and has no effect on your GPA. You may be responsible for a portion of the tuition and fees associated with the course.
You will receive a full refund for courses dropped prior to the beginning of the term or by the end of the add/drop period. You may refer to the tuition reduction schedule available from the Business Affairs office for information about a possible refund after the third week of the term.
Not sure how to drop a course? Watch the Drop a Course Video to get started.
To drop a course login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit. Identify the course you wish to drop and use the drop down box next to it to choose drop course. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom to verify that the course was dropped by verifying that the course status column indicates “dropped” and the date of the transaction.
A dropped course does not appear on your academic transcript. A withdrawn course will appear on your transcript with a grade of W. The W grade does not affect your GPA. The W grade indicates that the course was withdrawn after the drop period.
To withdraw from a course, login to MyOSU, click on the Student tab, and under Registration Tools, click Add/Drop Classes. Select the term, enter your PIN number, click Submit. Identify the course you wish to withdraw from and use the drop down box next to it to choose withdraw course. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will reload. Scroll to the bottom to verify that you have been withdrawn from the course; the course status column indicates “withdrawn” and the date of the transaction.
If you are unable to withdraw from a course due to a registration hold visit the Office of the Registrar (B102 Kerr Administration Bldg) for assistance or call our office at 541-737-4331. If you contact us we can assist you in withdrawing from a course by the deadline.
Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A-F) to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). A grade of S or U has no grade point equivalent and is not used in the GPA calculation.
Baccalaureate degree seeking students must obtain college head advisor approval prior to changing the grading basis of a course. Graduate students are not required to obtain any approvals.
The election to switch to S/U grading (or to return to A-F grading) must be made no later than the end of the seventh week of the term as stated in the academic calendar. The request form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than 5 p.m. on Friday of the seventh week. During summer term, refer to the deadline dates as noted on the Summer Session website.
Review Academic regulation 18 carefully to familiarize yourself with the rules related to S/U grading.
To request that the grading basis of a course be changed to S/U (or from S/U back to A-F) you must submit a completed Change of Grading Basis request form to the Office of the Registrar by the stated deadline.
You can view your bill via your MyOSU account.
E-bill statements are sent to ONID accounts on the 5th of the month. Balances not paid by the 1st of the following month are considered past due and interest begins to accrue.
Bills may be paid via e-check, personal check, money order, cash, or credit card.
The National Student Clearinghouse is a service students can access to obtain an enrollment verification at no charge. Login to MyOSU, click the Student tab, then under My Student Stuff select Enrollment Verification. You will be routed to the NSC’s website. Choose “Current enrollment” to obtain verification of the current term enrollment or choose “All” to obtain verification of your enrollment history at OSU. Once you have made your choice click “Obtain an Enrollment Certificate.” The certificate will load. Print the certificate and provide it whomever requires verification of your enrollment. Terms prior to Spring 2000 are not available via the NSC. Transcripts may be used by students needing verification of enrollment for terms prior to Spring 2000.
As soon as you have enrolled in courses for a term you may print a copy of your schedule to provide as proof of enrollment
Students who have completed one or more terms at OSU have an academic transcript which will include any currently enrolled/in progress courses. To print an unofficial transcript log into MyOSU, choose the Student tab, then under My Student Stuff, click on My Transcripts. See the View Unofficial Transcript page and click the Submit button. Once your transcript appears, you may print it from here. If you require an official document use the Request Printed/Official Transcript link at the bottom of the page to order an official transcript.
Students in need of a verification of enrollment that includes information not provided by the methods above may obtain verification of available information directly from the Office of the Registrar. Verification services from the Office of the Registrar are subject to the published certification of enrollment fee and a 3-business day processing period. To request a certification submit a signed Verification of Enrollment request form to the Office of the Registrar.
Students and advisors have reached out with many questions about the change to Academic Regulation 13. After talking with the Academic Regulations Committee for clarification, we wanted to offer the following information so that advisors and students can better understand how this is being implemented.
The update to AR 13 is so that students are limited to 4 withdrawals from the term during the course of their time at Oregon State. This will not include students who withdraw from the term during the drop period, even though there is a comment on the transcript for those students who withdraw from the term during the drop period. The Office of the Registrar will only count term withdrawals after the end of the drop period as counting toward the four maximum, though all transcript and system processes will remain the same. There were some students during the first week of the term who may have received inaccurate communication about their number of remaining withdraws. All students who request a future withdraw from the term will receive updated and accurate information with their remaining withdraws, and we will follow up with those who contacted us with questions about this regulation.
To find the correct amount of term withdraws that a student has accrued, check the unofficial transcript: any term with a “Withdraw from the University (or Term, reflective of the newly approved way OSU references this action)” comment and courses with Ws will count toward the four allowed withdraws. If there is a comment with no registration on a term, this means the student withdrew from all of their courses during the drop period, and this term will not count toward the four allowed withdraws.
Update to Academic Regulation 13: Any student is entitled to Withdraw from the Term up to four times without prejudice prior to the beginning of finals week.
To withdraw from the term you must complete the 10-question withdrawal survey available in Online Services. If withdrawing from summer term, see instructions below.
You must confirm your intent to withdraw from the term by answering the first question. If you do not confirm your intention by answering the first question you will not be withdrawn from the term and will remain responsible for your enrolled courses. The remaining questions in the survey give you the opportunity to share your reasons for leaving the term and to indicate if you plan to return to OSU in the future.
After you have completed the Withdraw Survey, it will be manually processed by the Office of the Registrar. This takes 2 to 3 business days. When this processing is completed, you will receive an email confirmation from us. Do not worry if the processing time goes past a drop/withdraw deadline. Our report shows us the date and time that you complete the survey – so as long as you complete it online before the relevant deadline, any drops/withdraws will be back-dated appropriately.
Students may withdraw from any courses during Summer term provided they meet the appropriate session deadline to withdraw posted in the Summer Session website at http://summer.oregonstate.edu/calendar/register/deadlines.htm. Summer Session students do not need to complete a Withdrawal Survey. Withdrawing from a summer course uses the same procedure used in the other terms:
A student who remains enrolled in a course(s) after the Last Day to Withdraw deadline for a session is responsible for completing the course(s) in that session or must petition to late withdraw from individual course(s) with the Academic Requirements Committee.
A student who has dropped/withdrawn from all Summer session courses in accordance with posted deadlines will be considered as having withdrawn from the term. Term withdrawal processing will be completed by the Office of the Registrar at the conclusion of the Summer term.
If you are enrolled in courses as of the first day of the term and elect to drop/withdraw from all of your courses for the term, you are withdrawing from the term. The withdrawal is only effective for the term in which you drop/withdraw your courses. If you are enrolled in a future term and do not wish to be, you must cancel your registration for that term or you will remain enrolled in, and responsible for, your enrolled courses.
Your transcript will reflect your withdrawal from the term in the form of a comment that indicates that you withdrew from the term and the effective date of the withdrawal. If the withdrawal is completed during the withdrawal period (weeks 3 to 10), all currently enrolled courses will be assigned a W grade indicating you withdrew from the courses after the drop period. The W grade indicates the course was not completed, no credits were earned, and it is not used in the computation of the grade-point average.
Withdrawing from the current term does not affect your ability to enroll in future terms. Provided that you meet the enrollment eligibility requirements for continuing students you may enroll in courses online in accordance with established registration procedures.
The Oregon State University Faculty Senate voted in Spring 2016 to make Academic Regulation 13 changes effective Fall 2016. The purpose of this change is to support students towards degree progression.
Students who use all four withdrawals from term will receive a notice from the Office of the Registrar informing them that they have exhausted their withdrawals from term and any future withdrawal from term will require an Academic Requirements Committee petition.
Students who wish to petition for an additional term withdrawal to the Academic Requirements Committee (ARC) after the maximum terms (four term withdrawals) has been reached. Petitions to the Academic Requirements Committee are not guaranteed approval for exceptions to AR 13. See more information about the petition process here.
To remove all registered courses without a "withdrawal from the term" comment on the academic transcript, one must do so before the first day of the term. However, any withdrawal from the term during the drop period will not count toward the four term withdrawals.