To withdraw from all subjects after the first week of classes through the last day of semester classes (the Friday before finals week), you will need to meet with an advisor, except in the cases indicated above. Use the Student Appointment Scheduler to make an appointment with your SIT advisor. (If an appointment is not available soon enough for you, a University Division advisor can help. In this case, you could stop by Maxwell Hall 101 during regular business hours.)
If the exceptions do not apply to you, you will complete the Withdrawal From All Subjects form (accessible by staff only) with an advisor.
If you are unable to come in to the office, you may call an advisor during phone-in advising to complete a Withdrawal From all Subjects with an advisor on call.
If you have Withdrawn From All Subjects in a previous term, as well as the current term, you will need to petition your school (SIT) before being approved for enrollment for the following term. For more information see the accordion entitled "Multiple Withdrawals from All Subjects" below.
Other Important Information
If you completed a 1st 8 weeks course and received a grade, that grade will remain on your transcript as recorded and you will only be eligible for W's in any courses currently in-progress. If you want to petition a grade change for a course in which you have already received a grade, please go to the Student Advocates Office.
After the Auto-W deadline, instructors reserve the right to grant students withdrawing from all subjects a W or F in their course. If you want to complete a Withdrawal From All Subjects after the Auto-W deadline, please consult with your instructors regarding the assigned grade (i.e., W or F) for courses.
Enrollment can impact housing eligibility. If you live in a residence hall or in apartment housing, contact your Residence Manager to learn about your housing options Contact the RPS Assignments Office or Apartment Assignment Office to cancel housing and meal contacts. If you withdraw from all classes during the last 2 weeks of the spring semester, you are required to move out of your residence hall space within 3 days of withdrawing or by 8am on Monday of finals week, whichever date is earlier.
If you receive any type of financial aid (loans, grants, work study, scholarships, etc.), you should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance to learn about ending aid, delaying aid, transferring aid, repaying aid, or future eligibility for aid.
Read your Account Summary in your Student Center in One.IU to be sure your bills are paid. Contact the Office of the Bursar if you have any questions.
If you withdraw from all subjects within a refund period, you may expect your refund to be credited to your account or mailed to your permanent address within four to six weeks. For questions, contact the Office of the Bursar. If you wish to petition for a post-deadline refund, you may complete and submit the Fee Policy Appeal Form. There is no fee to withdraw from all subjects.
If you do not enroll for more than one term, all your accounts will be disabled sometime in the next term. Contact University Information Technology Services (UITS) for details. You may reactivate your accounts after you enroll again in a future term.
You do not give up your admission to Indiana University Bloomington or your eligibility to enroll in any future terms. You may need to reactivate your record to be assigned an Enrollment Appointment for the next term you plan to take classes.
- If you plan to enroll for next term, and have not completed a WAS in the past, you can plan to register for classes as usual. An enrollment appointment will be posted at about mid-semester in the Student Center tile on One.IU.
- If you take more than the current term off, your records will go to an inactive status and no future enrollment appointment will be set for you. When you choose to return, complete the Returning Students Form to reactivate your record. Contact OVPUE Records (email@example.com, 812-855-7797) with questions.
Please feel free to remain in contact with your Students in Transition academic advisor during your time away from IUB. You can also complete Students in Transition referral form,and an advisor will be in touch.
Some holds can restrict services or prevent you from enrolling for classes. Check the Student Center app on One.IU.edu, in the box at the right of the screen, labeled Holds. Click on the details of each hold to learn which office placed the hold, and how to contact that office to have the hold removed from your record. It will be easier to take care of these now.
If a student is physically incapacitated or unable to be in contact, and a parent or guardian needs to submit a Withdrawal From all Subjects for their student, the parent or guardian should contact the Student Advocates Office for a special process. Either call (812) 855-0761 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a parent or guardian has academic questions regarding the withdrawal they are welcome to call during phone-in advising hours to talk to an advisor.
Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate students who complete a Withdrawal from All Subjects for two academic terms (fall, spring, or summer) will not be permitted to register for a future term without written permission of the dean of their college/school or the dean's delegate. These students will have a Negative Service Indicator (hold) that prevents future registration placed on their record by the Office of the Registrar until such permission is obtained.
If you are in Students in Transition, and petitioning to register after multiple withdrawals, please use the following petition form: Multiple Withdrawals From All Subjects Petition
Print the form and mail it to:
OVPUE Records Office
Maxwell Hall 028
750 East Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7101
Or email it to email@example.com.
Petitions must be received two weeks prior to the start of classes for the term you plan to enroll. You will get a decision via email within two weeks of receipt. If you are approved you may be required to meet with an advisor before registration, if you have not done so already.