Policy on Withdrawal from Courses at UNC Charlotte

The UNC Charlotte academic policy for undergraduate students' withdrawal from courses changed in Fall 2014. 

The goal of the policy on Withdrawals is to encourage student success by reducing the number of unsuccessful course attempts and the undesired consequences that such attempts can have on student debt and timely graduation.  These webpages include a description of the policy and Frequently Asked Questions. 

The key components of this policy are:

  1. The number of W’s a student is permitted is limited to 16 credit hours
  2. The existing deadlines for withdrawal from individual courses and withdrawal from the University are consolidated to a single deadline during the 9th week of classes

After reaching the 16 credit hour limit, students will be unable to withdraw from another course and must accept the grade earned at the end of the semester.  Before withdrawing from one or more courses, think very carefully about the academic and financial consequences. Consult the course instructor, his/her advisor, a financial aid officer, and the Dean of Students Office for guidance. See links below for additional information: