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Drop and Withdrawal FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about dropping and withdrawing from courses.

UMGC is committed to helping you achieve your academic goals; however, we realize that sometimes circumstances may arise that prevent you from successfully completing your coursework as planned. Dropping and/or withdrawing from a course can have financial and academic implications that should be taken into consideration when making this decision.

Recent changes in financial aid rules and veterans education benefits have further complicated the course withdrawal process; only trained representatives have the knowledge to help students make the best decision(s)—financially and academically.

Before dropping or withdrawing from a course, we suggest you review the answers to the following most frequently asked questions. The processes listed here are for UMGC students in the U.S. Learn about UMGC Asia course withdrawal and UMGC Europe course withdrawal.

FAQs: Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

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