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Dropping a Course

Dropping a Summer Session Course

For off-campus Summer Session course add/drop/transfer and cancellation information, see the International Programs web-pages.

  • Notifying your professor does not release you from financial obligations; while courteous, it does not withdraw you from your course.
  • Students can drop their course through Banner up until 3 weeks before the Block begins
    • After this period, the Drop function will no longer be available in Banner and students must go to the Registrar's Office to withdraw from their course
  • Any charges will be based on the date the Registrar's Office dropped the course registration.
    • See below for drop dates and related fees. 

Tuition Penalties for Dropping On-campus Courses

Dropping an on-campus Summer Session course results in financial consequences.  The table below explains the penalties. 

Dropping an on-campus Summer Session Course without replacing it with another Course.

Time-frameTuition Penalties

Up to 3 weeks prior to course start date

  • Block A: Up until May 9th
  • Block B: Up until June 5th
Not charged, refunded if paid

3 weeks prior up to the 3rd day of block

  • Block A: Within the period of May 10th - June 1st
  • Block B: Within the period of June 5th - June 28th
30% tuition charged

After the 3rd day of Block

  • Block A: After June 1st
  • Block B: After June 28th
100% tuition charged

Transferring from one Summer Session Course to another (Drop, Add Different Course)

  • Within the period of three weeks before a course starts and the third day of its start date, students may exchange registration for other courses that carry the same total unit values with no tuition penalty.
  • If a change in courses during this period results in enrollment for fewer units*, students will be charged 30% of the tuition costs for the number of units dropped and not replaced.  
Course Drop with AddTuition Penalties
Same number units of credit Not charged if transferred to new course

Fewer number units of credit*

30% tuition charged on difference in units dropped and not replaced

Course Cancellations by Summer Session Office

Summer Session makes every effort to avoid canceling any summer course.  

  • On-campus courses that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirement three weeks prior to the start of the course will be cancelled. 
  • If a course is cancelled, Summer Session will notify enrolled students by email.
  • If you are enrolled in a cancelled course, you may transfer any paid tuition to another course or receive a refund of any tuition paid.