A student may drop a course(s) during the drop/add periods (first five days of classes) and no entry of the course(s) will appear on any permanent academic records. No tuition or fees will be assessed for course(s) dropped within that period.

Students may also withdraw from courses between the second and tenth week of the semester, except for summer sessions. All applicable registration fees must be paid for the course(s) and a “W” grade will reflect on the permanent academic record. Students who withdraw may not continue attending class. Withdrawal deadlines for summer sessions are listed in the Academic Calendar and are published in the USF System Schedule of Classes for summer terms. Appeals for withdrawals after the tenth week of the semester must be made to the Academic Regulations Committee.

Undergraduate students are limited to a total of five (5) course withdrawals while enrolled as a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student at USF System institutions. Course withdrawals are limited to three (3) courses for students with less than or equal to sixty (60) semester credit hours, and two (2) courses for students with more than 60 semester credit hours. Only in extenuating circumstances will approval be granted for more than five (5) course withdrawals. Appeals for additional course withdrawals due to extenuating circumstances must be submitted to the Academic Regulations Committee for review.

Effective Fall 2016, all students will be limited to two (2) withdrawals from graduate courses while enrolled as degree-seeking or a non-degree seeking at USF.  Requests for withdrawals from graduate level courses are submitted via the Withdrawal from Course Request form.  Only in extenuating circumstances will approval be granted for more than two graduate course withdrawals. Appeals for additional graduate course withdrawals due to extenuating circumstances must be submitted via the Graduate Petition Form.

Under specific conditions, consideration for refund of tuition and fees may be requested if a Fee Adjustment Request form accompanied by verifiable supporting documentation is submitted to the Office of the Registrar at USF Tampa within six (6) months from the end of the semester to which any refund would be applicable.