Drop/Withdraw from a Course

What does it mean to drop a course?

During the academic year, courses can be dropped through the end of the second week of classes. 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.

What does it mean to withdraw from a course?

During the academic year, you can withdraw from individual courses between weeks 3 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 When a course is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript.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.

Do I get a refund?

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 second week of the term.

Dropping Courses

Courses can be dropped online through the end of the add/drop period defined in the academic calendar.

Watch a how-to video about how to drop courses

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.

Withdrawing Courses

Courses can be withdrawn online through the end of the seventh week of the term as defined in the academic calendar.

What is the difference between a drop & a withdrawal?

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 A withdrawn course will appear on your transcript with a grade of W. The W grade does not affect your GPA. The W grade indicates that the course was withdrawn after the drop period.


How to Withdraw from a Course

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 the course was dropped by verifying that the course status column indicates “withdrawn” and the date of the transaction.

Registration Holds

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.