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Drop or Withdraw from a Class

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You can drop your full semester classes through UAOnline until the end of the second week of the semester for a 100% refund on tuition and fees. Once the withdrawal period begins you will be able to withdraw through UAOnline for full semester classes. To drop or withdraw from a short course submit a Course Add/Drop/Change Form to the Registrar's office.

Refer to the Academic Calendar for the drop and withdraw deadlines. Your completed Course Add/Drop/Change Forms can be faxed, scanned and emailed, mailed, or submitted in person to the Registrar's Office (Novatney Building, top floor). Please be advised we do not accept typed signatures on forms. You will be asked to show a valid government issued or student ID if dropping the form off in person.

  • Fax: 907-796-6365
  • Email: uas.registrar@alaska.edu
  • In person: Novatney Building, top floor (Please be advised that you will be asked to show a valid government issued or student ID if dropping the form off in person)
  • Mail:
    UAS Registrar
    Mailstop: NOV2
    11066 Auke Lake Way
    Juneau, AK 99801

What is the Difference Between Dropping and Withdrawing?

There is a difference between dropping a class and withdrawing from a class. When you drop a class, the class is refunded and is removed from your schedule. When you withdraw from a class, there is no refund and the class will appear on your transcript with a "W" grade. A "W" grade does not affect GPA; however, it may affect your financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid Office for further details.

Account Holds

If you are unable to drop or withdraw from a class due to a hold on your account, submit your course information using the Course Add/Drop/Change Form.

Refund Schedule

Semester length courses

Prior to and during the first 10 days, 100% refund of tuition and course fees will be issued. On or after the 11th day of the semester, no refund will be issued.

Courses meeting more than one week, but less than a semester

Prior to the third scheduled class meeting, 100% refund of tuition and course fees will be issued. After the third scheduled meeting, no refund will be issued.

Courses meeting less than one week in length

On or before the first day of the class, 100% refund of tuition and course fees will be issued. After the first day of the class, no refund will be issued.

Short Courses

Short-term courses have prorated drop and withdraw deadlines. Check the short course schedule for specific dates.