Withdraw from IU Fort Wayne

What to know about withdrawing from IU Fort Wayne

Failure to pay your bursar bill doesn’t withdraw you from IU Fort Wayne. If you don’t withdraw properly, you risk receiving grades of F in your courses. You’ll also be responsible for all course fees, plus any applicable late fees, through the time you officially withdraw.

If you decide not to attend, you must follow the procedures on this page.

What happens when you cancel your registration depends on whether or not it’s after the first week of the term.

Through the first week of the term

You can withdraw from IU without penalty during the first week of the semester. Cancel your registration by dropping all of your classes. After you drop all classes, print a copy of your class schedule to make sure all classes were dropped.

After the first week of the term

If you withdraw after the first week of classes, the classes in which you were enrolled will appear on your record with a grade of W or F as appropriate and a note with the date you withdrew.

Check the official calendar

Canceling your registration doesn’t cancel your housing contract. If you live in campus housing, you’ll need to submit a cancellation request form. Contact student housing at 260.481.4180 or housing@pfw.edu.

Learn more about housing contracts

If you owe a balance on your student account, pay it by the due date. Past due balances will keep you from obtaining a transcript or registering at any IU campus.

Continue to monitor your student account and your IU email account for a few months after you withdraw to make sure all account adjustments have been made.

It can take up to 30 days for your student account to be finalized and a refund issued (if you’re due one).

While a grade of W doesn’t affect your GPA, keep in mind that a pattern of withdrawals may raise concerns about a lack of satisfactory progress toward your degree.

When your withdraw matters

What approvals you need and what your grade will be depend on when you withdraw.

This information applies to standard 16-week terms and 6-week summer session classes. For classes less than 16 weeks long or summer session classes greater or less than 6 weeks long, contact the Student Central for signature requirements and deadlines.

  • Signatures required: None
  • Grade assigned: None
  • Study list: Class will be deleted from your academic record
  • Official transcript: Class will not appear

Learn about drop/add

  • Signatures required: None
  • Permission to drop: Varies
  • Grade assigned: None
  • Study list: Class will be deleted from your academic record
  • Official transcript: Class will not appear

Learn about drop/add

  • Signatures required
    • First three days of class: None
    • Permission to drop: Varies
    • Fourth day of class: Advisor
  • Grade assigned: None
  • Study list: Class will appear with Dropped status
  • Official transcript: Class will not appear

Learn about drop/add

You can use eDrop/eAdd or obtain a drop/add form from your advisor or school, get the required signatures, and submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.

  • Signatures required: Advisor only
  • Grade assigned: A grade of W will automatically be assigned
  • Study list: Class will appear with Enrolled status and a grade of W
  • Official transcript: Class will appear with a grade of W

You should drop classes at this point only under exceptional, extenuating circumstances.

  • Signatures/approvals required: Your advisor, instructor, and dean (via online drop request)
  • Grade assigned: Your instructor will assign a grade of W or F
  • Study list: Class will appear with a grade of W or F as assigned by the instructor
  • Official transcript: Class will appear with a grade of W or F as assigned by the instructor

Withdrawing due to an emergency

You may need to withdraw from IU Fort Wayne due to an unexpected event such as a major medical issue, death in the family, job loss, or divorce. In cases such as these, contact your academic advisor for assistance.

Military withdrawal or leave of absence

If you serve in the U.S. armed forces, we understand that you may be called to duty with little notice for:

  • Active duty deployment (not including basic training)
  • Specialized training
  • Disaster relief efforts

Contact the Office for Veterans and Military Personnel at IUPUI for assistance as soon as you’re notified of an upcoming deployment or extended military duty.

Learn more about military withdrawal

What happens to your aid if you withdraw?

If you withdraw from IU Fort Wayne after your aid has been applied, the federal government requires us to calculate whether your aid must be repaid. We may return all or some of the money already applied to your student account.The amount that will be repaid will depend on when you withdraw and what charges are on your student account.

Your Frank O’Bannon and 21st Century Scholars awards will be affected

If you officially withdraw from a semester or drop below full-time enrollment before the state census date (end of the 25% refund period or 28th day of the term), the state requires that your O’Bannon and 21st Century Scholars awards be cancelled. If your state aid is cancelled, you will receive a notification at your university email address. You can also view your financial aid online.

You may have to repay some money

About 45 days after you withdraw, we’ll send you a letter that lists the aid we’ve returned to federal Title IV programs on your behalf.

If you received federal aid funds directly (for example, as a refund to be used for other educational expenses), you might have to return some of that money.

We’ll bill you for any IU charges that remain unpaid.

You may not be eligible for future aid

If you withdraw from IU, your eligibility to receive aid in the future may be affected. Make sure you understand what it means to make satisfactory academic progress.

Learn how to keep your aid