Dropping Classes or Leaving School

Officially Withdrawing from BYU-Idaho

Important Information to Know

If you are considering withdrawing from BYU-Idaho, please be aware of the following:

  • Charges: To avoid any financial penalties, be sure all your charges and past due debts are paid (regardless of your enrollment status). To see your charges see How to View Charges in Your Account. For instructions on how to pay your charges see How do I Make a Payment.
  • Financial Aid: Please check with the Financial Aid Office before dropping your courses. If you withdraw after receiving financial aid, you may be required to pay back a portion or all of your financial aid. Once you have dropped the course(s), you can check your Financial Aid Portal and Student Account Summary for any changes in Financial Aid.
  • Housing: Only BYU-Idaho students are eligible to live in BYU-Idaho Approved Housing. If you are no longer a student you must make other housing arrangements. For more information, see BYU-Idaho Housing and Student Living.
  • Textbooks: Any books rented from the University Store must be returned. For more information see University Store Webpage or the attached PDF "University Store Academic  Withdrawal Guidelines".
  • Date Deadlines: Be aware of the drop, withdrawal, and discontinuance deadlines found at Academic Deadlines and Schedules (shown in color).
    • The Drop Deadline is the last day to drop Full Semester courses without receiving a "W" grade on the transcript.
    • The Withdrawal Deadline is the last day to withdraw from individual Full Semester courses and receive a "W" grade and not the grade earned.
    • The Discontinuance Deadline is the last day to withdraw from all Full Semester Courses and receive "W" grades in all Full Semester courses and not the grades earned.

Deferment Option

A deferment may be available as an alternative to withdrawing from the university. This option allows you to hold your enrollment at BYU-Idaho eliminating the need to re-apply when you return to the university.

NOTE: You must drop your courses before a deferment can be placed

To Withdraw from ALL Classes

Current Campus Students

NOTE: If you withdraw your financial aid may be affected. See "Financial Aid" bullet point above.

  • If you wish to withdraw from all your courses, please first check the Academic Deadlines & Schedule for registration and add/drop deadlines. There are different deadlines for dropping individual courses vs. all courses.
    • Your academic standing may be affected if you drop all courses during your assigned track or if you have an override. During your Flex semester, you may only register for online courses unless you have an override.
    • If you are On-Track and/or received an Override for the semester:
    1. Ensure you have met the "Discontinuance Deadline". If the deadline has not passed, see How to Withdraw from Class for instructions.
    2. After you have withdrawn from all courses, you will need to Request a Deferment if you wish to keep your student status (If you have previously used a deferment request, you may need to contact the Admissions Office for assistance)
    • If you are on your Flex-Semester and taking ALL online courses:
      1. Ensure you have met the "Discontinuance Deadline". If the deadline has not passed, see How to Withdraw from Class for instructions.
      2. If you did not receive an override from the Admissions Office your academic standing will NOT be affected if you choose to drop all your online courses (this means that you did not register for Campus courses and are only registered for online courses).
      3. Since you are on your flex-semester and taking ALL online courses, a deferment is NOT needed. You will need to attend your next assigned track.

Current Online Students

  • If you wish to withdraw from all courses, please first check the Academic Deadlines & Schedule for registration and add/drop deadlines. Note: There are different deadlines for dropping individual courses vs. all courses.
  • Online Students may miss up to two consecutive semesters without needing to request a deferment. If you miss more than two semesters, you will need to Request a Deferment .

Summer Session

  • Summer Term is available to everyone with no overrides or deferments needed. Your academic standing will NOT be affected if you choose to drop all your summer courses.
  • Ensure you met the "Discontinuance Deadline". If the deadline has not passed, drop all your courses. See How to Withdraw from Class

To Withdraw from INDIVIDUAL Classes

Current Campus Students

NOTE: If you withdraw your financial aid may be affected. See "Financial Aid" bullet point above.

  • If you wish to withdraw from individual courses, please first check to ensure you have met the “Withdrawal Deadline”. Note: There are different deadlines for dropping individual courses vs. all courses.

Current Online Students

  • If you wish to withdraw from individual courses, please first check to ensure you have met the “Withdrawal Deadline”. Note: There are different deadlines for dropping individual courses vs. all courses.

Recently Admitted Students (Not Yet Attended BYU-Idaho)

Missionaries

  • Will Attend After Mission: If you plan on attending BYU-Idaho directly after your mission, please fill out a Missionary Deferment Request. This allows you to start classes on the next track assignment following your mission without the need to re-apply to BYU-Idaho.
  • Will NOT Attend After Mission: If you do NOT plan on attending BYU-Idaho directly after your mission and you have already accepted your offer, please contact the Admissions Office to change your admissions offer to “Declined” and officially withdraw from school. If your plans change, you will need to Re-apply to BYU-Idaho.

Recently Accepted Admissions Offer

  • If you have accepted your offer but have yet to register for classes and/or attend school, please contact the Admissions Office to change your admissions offer to “Declined” and officially withdraw from school. If your plans change, you will need to Re-apply to BYU-Idaho.

Withdrawing After Current Semester

  • If you are registered for courses and wish to finish out the current semester, you will need to contact the Admissions Office AFTER your final grades have been posted.

Currently Registered for Courses

  • If you do not wish to finish out your classes, you will first need to drop all courses. Please ensure you are dropping your courses by the “Discontinuance Deadline” found on the Academic Deadlines & Schedule. See How to Withdraw from Class. Select the option to both drop your classes AND withdraw from the University as doing so will not necessitate any further action.

Not Registered for Courses

  • If you are not currently registered for courses and wish to permanently withdraw from the University, please contact the Admissions Office to officially withdraw you from the University.

If you choose to withdraw we will miss you here at BYU-Idaho! If you would like to attend in the future, you can Re-apply to the University to return to school.

 

To see recent questions in regards to Admissions, see Admissions Questions.

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