Summer quarter at the University of Washington Bothell is scheduled for nine weeks each summer. Students may register for A-Term, B-Term, a Special Dates course, Full Term or a combination of the four.
Full Term courses are held during the entire nine weeks. Courses held during the first four and a half weeks are considered "A-Term." Courses held during the second four and a half weeks are considered "B-Term." Some courses begin or end on dates other than the standard dates of A-Term, B-Term, or Full Term courses. These courses are considered "special date" courses. Withdrawal deadlines depend on whether the course is identified as an a, b, special date or full term course and whether you are registered for only A-Term, B-Term, Special Dates, Full Term or a combination of the four course types.
It is your responsibility to withdraw if your are unable to attend for the quarter. You may withdraw on MyUW (only through the 7th week of the quarter), in person or write to the Registrar's Office, Box 358500, University of Washington, Bothell Washington, 98011-8246. Withdrawals by mail are effective on the date of the post-mark.
If you drop your last course on MyUW and do not add another course, you will be considered withdrawn for the quarter.
During summer quarter withdrawals shall be entered on your permanent record as follows:
- For full-quarter courses, during the first fourteen calendar days of the quarter only the date of withdrawal is recorded.
- For A-Term courses, during the first seven calendar days of the quarter only the date of withdrawal is recorded.
- For B-Term courses, during the first seven calendar days of "B" term only the date of withdrawal is recorded.
- For Special Dates courses, during the first day of the course only the date of withdrawal is recorded.
After these deadlines, the courses will be listed on an undergraduate's transcript with a "W" grade and a week designator, i.e. "W3." Courses will be listed on a graduate or professional student transcript with only a "W" grade.
Students who withdraw may be entitled to a refund of all or a portion of the tuition and fees for a given quarter depending on the time of the quarter the withdrawal is completed. If you withdraw, you will be charged a course Change of Registration Service fee beginning the eighth calendar day of the term or quarter. You will also be charged this fee if you withdraw after the first 40 percent of a Special Dates course is completed.
Tuition owed is based upon the date the withdrawal is recorded by the Registration Office, i.e., the date withdrawal is requested in person, the date that the last course is dropped, or the postmark date for withdrawals received by mail.
Full Term Course Withdrawal
The last day to withdraw from Full Term courses is on the Friday of the eighth week of the quarter. No withdrawals will be accepted after this date.
A-Term Course Withdrawals
A-Term courses begin the same day as Full Term courses. No withdrawals are accepted twenty-four calendar days after the beginning of A-Term courses. (The last day you may drop an A-Term course if you are also enrolled in B-Term or Full Term courses is twenty-one calendar days after the beginning of A-Term.)
B-Term Course Withdrawals
B-Term courses begin the day after A-Term ends. The last day to withdraw (dropping all courses) from B-Term is on the Friday of the eighth week of the quarter. No withdrawals will be accepted after this date. (The last day you may drop a B-Term course if you are also enrolled in Full Term courses is twenty-one calendar days after the beginning of B-Term.)
Special Dates Course Withdrawals
Special dates courses begin on the date listed in the Summer Quarter Time Schedule. No withdrawals are accepted after the first day of the course. No drops of any kind are permitted on the last day of the course. (You may drop a course until the first 40 percent of a special dates course is completed. No drop is permitted after 40 percent of a special dates course is completed except with a complete withdrawal for the quarter.)
Withdrawal by Newly Admitted Students
Withdrawal from summer quarter prior to the first day of the quarter for a newly admitted student invalidates your status as a continuing student. You must submit a new admission application by the published closing dates for each quarter depending on your admission type (freshman, transfer, postbaccalaureate, graduate, international). Review the Registration Eligibility section of the Time Schedule if you are withdrawing before the first course day of the quarter.