“Drop” refers to removing an individual class from your current schedule, while keeping other classes. “Withdraw” means to remove all classes from your current schedule. A “W” will be posted on your transcript for dropped or withdrawn classes. A “W” grade does not affect your grade point average.
Students are allowed two drops in the first 60 hours of enrollment at UF, and two additional drops after 60 hours. All drops must be approved by your Academic Advisor.
To request a drop, sign on to ONE.UF and navigate to your registration page. Select the course(s) you wish to drop and submit. Once you have done this, you must notify your Academic Advisor that you have submitted a drop request.
Credits from AP, IB or Dual Enrollment do not count toward your first 60 hour drop unless you have been admitted as a transfer student. This has special implications for HS/AA students. See your Academic Advisor for clarification.
You should always discuss the implications of dropping a course with your advisor. You will still be fee liable for dropped courses, and it is YOUR responsibility to know the requirements of any scholarships you have, including Bright Futures. Most course drops require repayment to Bright Futures and may require repayment to other programs. Please check with Financial Aid if you have concerns.
Students may be eligible for additional drops under certain circumstances. If documentable extenuating circumstances have impeded your academic progress, the College can approve an extra drop if you have departmental support for your request; Do not take a failing grade simply because you have used your drops. If you have a legitimate reason for an extra drop, your Academic Advisor can assist you in submitting a college petition to request an exception to the drop policy.
Dropping a course after the drop deadline
Under some circumstances that are beyond a student’s control, it may be possible to drop a a course after the deadline in fall and spring semesters only. These drops can only be approved with the support of your department. Please meet with your advisor to discuss extenuating circumstances.
15 hour 7 week Rule
Engineering students who begin a semester with n initial course load of 15 credits or more will be permitted an extra drop if the drop is completed by the end of the seventh week of class and if the total credits remaining are 12 or more. Critical tracking classes dropped under this rule still count as an attempt. You are still fee liable for dropped courses. Submit the drop request on ONE.UF and notify your Academic Advisor that you have submitted a request.
Full semester withdrawal
Any UF student can choose to withdraw for all classes in a current semester at any time before the drop deadline. College policy allows up to two full semester withdrawals before the drop deadline. Students who need more that two full semester withdrawals must meet with their Academic Advisor to create a semester by semester plan toward graduation.