When You Can Drop
The information below applies to dropping one or more Main Campus classes while remaining enrolled in at least one.
Dropping all of your Main Campus classes constitutes withdrawal and has a different impact on your tuition and fees. See Withdraw from the Semester for details.
Dropping Without Penalty
You may drop a class without penalty during:
- Your assigned enrollment dates
- The schedule adjustment period (fall registration only)
- The open enrollment period
The last day to drop a class without tuition/fee charges and without a W grade is published in the academic calendar (see below).
Dropping with W Grades & Full Tuition/Fee Assessment
If you drop a class after the no-penalty deadline, but before the published last day to drop a class (see calendar below), a W (withdrew) grade will post to your transcript and you'll be required to pay full tuition and fees for the dropped class.
To learn more about grade policies, see the Credits & Grading section in the CU Boulder catalog.
After the last day to drop a class, you'll need to contact your advisor or department to learn whether you can petition for a late drop. Supporting documentation may be required.