How to Withdraw from a Course

Course Withdrawal (no impact on enrollment status)

You may self-withdraw from a course if:

  • you do so by the designated drop/add deadline for receiving a 100% tuition refund

     AND

  • you will remain enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (for BSM) or 4 units (for graduate students) for the trimester

To review information about drop deadlines for your courses in WaveNet, view your "Enrolled Courses" and click on the calendar icon. 

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Learn how to drop a class here.

Course Withdrawal (resulting in change in enrollment status)

A student cannot self-withdraw from a course if:

1. The withdrawal occurs after the designated drop/add period

-OR-

2. The withdrawal results in an enrollment status change

     a. GRADUATE STUDENTS - status change is triggered by dropping below 4 units of coursework in any given term

     b. BSM STUDENTS - status change is triggered by dropping below 6 units of coursework in any given term

 

If either of the conditions are applicable, your course withdrawal request must be reviewed by your Program Advisor. To initiate your request, please send an email to your advisor from your Pepperdine email account, following the template below:

Email Template
Subject line: Course Withdrawal - Term/Year, Your Name, CWID

In the body of the email, be sure to include:

  • A clear statement expressing your request to withdraw
  • Specify the course from which you would like to withdraw (e.g., ACCT 652.34)
  • Reason for the withdrawal

Your advisor will forward the request to Student Accounts and the Registrar's Office, which will take about a week to process. Please review your schedule in your Student a week after submitting the request to confirm that it has been processed. 

Term Withdrawal

If you would like to withdraw from all of your courses, please email your program advisor from your Pepperdine email account with the request. Depending on when you submit the request you may be charged a $150 withdrawal fee. Refer to the Course Withdrawal Info in the left navigation menu for more information.

Please refer to the template below for guidance on what information to include in your request. Your advisor will forward the request to Student Accounts and the Registrar's Office, which will take about a week to process.
Email Template
Subject line: Term withdrawal - Term/Year, Your Name, CWID, Program of Study
Body of the email:

  • State you would like to withdraw from all of your courses
  • List the courses (ie FINC 474.41, LEGL 470.43 and OTMT 481.23)
  • Reason for the withdrawal

*For detailed information about the tuition refund calculation and grade assignment, please click on the Course Withdrawal Schedule button on the left.

Prior to withdrawing from any course, contact Financial Aid and Student Accounts to inquire how the withdrawal may affect your financial aid package and student account. For more information about the impact on tuition payments and potential loss of federal funds, please click on the appropriate link below. Students with a F-1 visa are subject to federal regulations that require them to obtain permission from the Office of International Student Services to withdraw from courses below full-time enrollment.