Withdrawing from a Course Before the Deadline:
When withdrawing from a course, students must consider both the academic and financial aspects of their enrollment. Any student who does not formally withdraw from a course before the drop deadline (see Registration Timeline will still be responsible for any outstanding payments and academic performance requirements.
Withdrawing from a Course After the Deadline:
When withdrawing from a course after the drop deadline (see Registration Timeline) a formal withdrawal process is still required, as well as meeting other CSUN policies to avoid an academic/grade penalty for the course.
- The student, not the instructor, is responsible for dropping classes.
- Nonattendance does not constitute a withdrawal.
- Stopping payment on a check for tuition and other fees does not constitutes a request for a refund.
For details on Administrative and Student Initiated Withdrawals, see CSUN Academic Policies.
For details on the Fall Semester refund policy and timeline, see Refunds.
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