Beyond the standard 16-week fall and spring semesters, some CU Boulder departments now offer classes during four-, five- and eight-week special sessions:
- 4-Week Sessions 1–4
- 5-Week Sessions 1–3
- 8-Week Sessions 1 & 2
These sessions occur during the regular fall and spring semesters, but because their start and end dates are different than the full-semester classes', their add, drop and withdrawal deadlines also differ. See the special session calendar.
If you're taking a special session class, it's your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the academic calendar for your special session.
Drop a Special Session Class
If you're registered for multiple classes in a single special session (e.g., Boulder 8-Wk Session 1), you have until the drop deadline for that special session to drop one in the student portal as long as you remain in the other(s).
Withdraw from a Special Session
If you want to drop all classes in a given special session (e.g., Boulder 8-Wk Session 1), even if it's a single class, that means you're withdrawing from that session. Please see our Withdraw from a Semester page for details about academic and financial considerations.
Before you complete the withdrawal form, carefully review the special-session withdrawal calendar (see Resources sidebar) to check the withdrawal and refund deadlines.
If you have any questions or difficulties while completing the form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need to Double-Check Your Session?
- Log in to Buff Portal.
- On the registration checklist card, select "Register for classes."
- Select "Continue."
- Scroll down to view your class schedule, then select the class to view the class details.
- The class's session is listed under class preferences.