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Administrative Drop & Last Date Attended

What is an Administrative Drop?

Administrative Drop is a policy that permits instructors drop a student from a class if they have not met certain conditions, including:

    • the student's attendance at specified class meetings, and/or
    • proof of having satisfied the enrollment requirements 

Why is it important?

    • opens up seats for other students
    • ensures that students are not awarded financial aid that must later be returned upon discovery that the student did not attend 

Why does the Last Date Attended matter?

  • The last date that a student attended the university may have implications for their financial aid (including if they never attended)
  • If you are contacted by the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, or are changing a grade to WU, you may use the instructions below to enter the last date of the student's attendance

Request Process

Requests are only accepted during the add/drop period from faculty (Aug. 28 - Sep. 11). After the add/drop period, students must withdraw from the class. For more information on how students withdraw (or request a withdrawal), visit the Course Withdrawal page.

Please note Administrative Course Drop requests received by 5:00pm will be processed by 12:00pm the next day during the add/drop period.

To request an administrative drop

For Summer classes, please send an email to to request an administrative drop. The steps below apply only to Fall and Spring classes.