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Withdrawing from the University

Academic Policies

Undergraduates

Graduate Students

Military Students: If you are called to active duty, contact the Veteran Student Services Office for assistance.

If you need to drop all your classes and leave the university before the end of a term, you must fulfill UT’s requirements.

Withdrawing from the university is likely to affect you financially and academically, although it does not affect your GPA. Contact a One Stop counselor to learn more.

Are you looking for information on dropping individual classes instead of withdrawing? See our Dropping Classes page.

If you plan to complete the current term, you should also notify the university of your intent to leave.

How to Withdraw in Fall or Spring Semester

Calendars

Check a calendar to see specific deadlines.

Fall 2017 Calendar

Calendar Days 1 through 84

Log in to MyUTK.
Click on Self-Service Banner in the Academic Resources Menu.
Click on Student.
Click on Registration.
Click on Request to Withdraw and Submit.

Calendar Day 85 through Last Day of Classes

Complete a Withdrawal Form and submit it to One Stop by the deadline.

Charges

If you leave the university during a term without completing the withdrawal process, you will be charged for the entire term. The effective date you withdraw affects certain charges, fees, and some financial aid programs because they are assessed on a percentage basis.

View the Charges

Refunds

Contact a One Stop counselor to find out if you are eligible for any return of tuition or fees.

Financial Aid

Financial aid and scholarship recipients should contact a One Stop counselor before withdrawing.

All or a portion of your financial aid may have to be repaid, depending on your withdrawal date. You must repay financial aid at once if you withdraw during the federal refund period.

Withdrawing from UT does not cancel any fees and charges you already incurred. UT follows federal policy and procedures for calculating the return of Title IV funds for financial aid.

If you withdraw from UT two times or more while you are receiving financial aid, you are no longer eligible to receive it.

Undergraduates: If you withdraw from UT by the Withdraw with no Ws deadline, you will have the notation “withdrawn” and the date on your permanent academic record. If you withdraw after that, you’ll receive W grades in your classes. A total withdrawal does not impact your four allotted “course drops with a W” over your undergraduate career.

Graduate Students: If you withdraw from UT by the Withdraw with no Ws deadline, you will have the notation “withdrawn” and the date on your permanent academic record. If you withdraw between that deadline and the Drop with Ws deadline, you will receive W grades in your classes.

First Session

If you finished the first session of summer term and got your grades, then you have to follow the policy for dropping the rest of your enrolled courses instead of withdrawing from the term completely.

If you finished the first session and you have not received grades yet, you have to withdraw before the last class day of the session.

Full Term or Second Session

If you are enrolled in the full summer term or only its second session and you want to withdraw, you should apply to withdraw from the summer term.

If you withdraw from UT, you must apply for readmission in advance of your next term of anticipated enrollment, except for withdrawal from mini-terms and summer terms.

After three total withdrawals from the university, you must sit out for both a fall and spring semester.

After sitting out, you may apply for readmission. If readmission is granted, no additional total withdrawals will be allowed and earned grades will stand for all future terms.

  • Undergraduates: Apply for readmission through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 320 Student Services Building, 865-974-2184 if you withdraw from the Fall or Spring semester. You can get more information on the Undergraduate Admissions website.
  • Graduate Students: Apply for readmission through the Office of Graduate Admissions, 201 Student Services Building, 865-974-3251 if you withdraw from the Fall or Spring semester. You can get more information on the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Law School students: Contact the Student Records Office in the College of Law, 1505 W. Cumberland Avenue, 865-974-6790.
  • Veterinary Medicine students: Contact the Dean’s Office in the College of Veterinary Medicine on the Agriculture Campus, 104 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 865-974-7262

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