Withdrawal Procedures and Refund Policy

Drop/Withdrawal Policy
Courses dropped through the Final Add/Drop deadline will be removed from the records. Courses withdrawn after the Final Add/Drop deadline through the ninth week of the semester will be recorded as WD's.

Adjustments of tuition and fees and Non-Academic Withdrawal Policy

Drop/Withdrawal/Refund Schedule

100% Refund during the first week of the semester for full term courses and prior to the third class meeting for all short term courses and other courses that meet less than full term (courses dropped).

50% Refund during the first third of the semester for full term courses or its equivalent for short term courses and other courses that meet less than full term (courses recorded as WD).

No Refund after the first third through the ninth week of the semester for full term courses (courses recorded as WD). No refund after the first third until the midpoint for courses that meet less than full term (courses recorded as WD).

Refer to each semester’s Schedule of Courses Book for specific deadline dates

Students who drop a course through WESS are responsible for reviewing their schedule to make certain that they have indeed dropped the course.

Students may also drop a course by submitting a written withdrawal request either by mail, fax (973) 655-7371, or by completing a Course Withdrawal Form. Course Withdrawal Forms are available in the Office of the Registrar, College Hall - Room 204 or online.  Please note the Office of the Registrar has a mail slot in which written requests may be submitted during non-office hours. Requests received before 8:30am on the morning after any deadline, will be accepted as meeting the specific deadline. For written withdrawals submitted, students will be given or sent acknowledgement. Any student who fails to receive such acknowledgement within one week should immediately notify the Office of the Registrar.

(NOTIFICATION TO THE INSTRUCTOR OR A "STOP PAYMENT" OF A CHECK DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY OR WITHDRAWAL FROM INDIVIDUAL COURSES).

Withdrawal Procedures from the University

Undergraduate Students wishing to withdraw from the University must complete an official Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form: http://www.montclair.edu/student-development-campus-life/center-for-advising-student-transitions/academic-advising/withdrawal/. Students must withdraw from all of their classes via WESS prior to submitting the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form.

Graduate Students requesting a leave of absence or withdrawal from the University must contact The Graduate School: https://gradschool.montclair.edu/gradweb/forms/loa.php.

****Notification to the Center for Advising and Student Transitions or The Graduate School does not constitute an official withdrawal from individual courses.