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Dropping Courses

How to drop courses

After officially enrolling in a course, you may drop through your online Summer Session account* or by submitting a Course Change Request Form to the Summer Session Office. Be sure to observe the deadline dates listed in the Academic Calendar as deadlines are strictly enforced. Courses may not be dropped retroactively after the end of instruction. If you are a student receiving Financial Aid for Summer Session, changes to your schedule may affect your award. It is the student’s responsibility to know and understand the requirements of their Financial Aid award.

Online Summer Session Account*

  • Login
  • Select link "Drop Courses"
  • Select courses you wish to drop
  • Select co-requisites to drop, if applicable
  • Continue through steps 1-6 and reach Confirmation Page
  • Print and keep Confirmation Page for your records
  • Check your email for a confirmation of your transaction

OR

Course Change Request Form

  • Print Course Change Request Form
  • Complete sections 1 – 4 on form
  • Include payment if applicable
  • Submit the form in person to the Summer Session Student Services Office (building 234 on the campus map) or by mail to the address at the bottom of the form
  • Keep statement and schedule confirmation for your records

Please note: The deadline for making course changes without an instructor’s signature is at the end of the first week of instruction for session 1 or 2 and the end of second week of instruction for session 10 week. The deadline for a refund is at the end of the second week of instruction for session 1 or 2 and the end of the fourth week of instruction for session 10 week. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you make any course changes during the first week of instruction for session 1 or 2 and the first two weeks of instruction for session 10 week. For those students making any course changes during the second week of instruction for session 1 or 2 and the third through fourth week of instruction for session 10 week, you must obtain the instructor's signature and submit your form to the Summer Session Office by the deadline. This applies to students who are dropping courses and requesting a refund by the deadline. Summer Session deadlines will be strictly enforced.

*Online enrollment changes will not be available after this deadline: last day to add, drop, or change grade option without instructor’s signature. Instructor signature is required after this date and before the absolute deadline for any course changes. See Academic Calendar for deadline dates.

Visiting international students, please contact our International Program representatives to request course changes. Freshman Edge, Transfer Edge, and High School students, please contact our Special Programs representatives to request course changes. All standard Summer Session deadlines apply to students enrolled in Special Programs. For special deadlines associated with your program, please contact your program representative.

For information on refunds for dropped courses, visit our Refunds page.

Importance of dropping courses you are not attending

Dropping a course from Summer Session is NOT an automatic process. If you are not attending a class, you need to submit and confirm the drop request through your online Summer Session account or submit a Course Change Request Form by the deadlines specified.

If you do not submit a course change online or by form by the deadlines specified, a grade or "No Report" notation will appear on your transcript.

Failing to attend class, withdrawing from UCI, stopping payment on checks or credit cards, or submitting checks not honored by the bank does not constitute a proper withdrawal from courses, nor proper cancellation of enrollment. Stopping payment delays the withdrawal process and creates unnecessary problems with student records. Additionally, failing to finalize your Financial Aid award does not constitute a proper withdrawal from courses, nor proper cancellation of enrollment.

Similarly, changes in your Summer student status do not automatically drop you from your Summer courses. This includes rescinded UC admission, withdrawing from a UC, and/or academic disqualification. Students in the aforementioned categories, who no longer wish to be enrolled in Summer Session, must follow standard drop procedures and deadlines for Summer Session.

If you do NOT drop an enrolled course, you will be charged for it.

Please read the section on Refunds to be sure you understand the financial consequences of your drops.

How to drop from a waitlist

If you no longer wish to be on a waitlist for a course, you may drop from the waitlist by submitting a Course Change Request Form with the Summer Session Office. Be sure to observe the deadline dates listed in the Academic Calendar as deadlines are strictly enforced.

Course Change Request Form

  • Print Course Change Request Form
  • Complete sections 1 – 4 on form
  • Include payment if applicable
  • Submit the form in person to the Summer Session Student Services Office (building 234 on the campus map) or by mail to the address at the bottom of the form
  • Keep statement and schedule confirmation for your records

Visiting international students, please contact our International Program representatives to request course changes. Freshman Edge, Transfer Edge, and High School students, please contact our Special Programs representatives to request course changes. All standard Summer Session deadlines apply to students enrolled in Special Programs. For special deadlines associated with your program, please contact your program representative.