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Withdrawing from UH Mānoa

Withdrawing from UH Mānoa means dropping all courses for which you had enrolled. You are encouraged to make decisions about withdrawing from a course early in the semester. Your college or school will need to approve your withdrawal after the sixth day of the semester.

Financial Aid Recipients: If you receive financial aid please see a financial aid counselor before processing your withdrawal. You may be required to repay a portion of or all the aid you received (including tuition waivers). Visit Financial Aid Services for more information.

Be advised that if you do not officially drop a course, an "F" or "NC" may be awarded by the instructor in place of a passing grade as appropriate. Please review the instructions below for more information.

Withdrawing before the Semester Begins

Prior to the first day of the semester, you may drop all classes online through MyUH opens in new window or you may submit a Cancellation of Registration Form (PDF) to the Office of the Registrar.

If you withdraw before the semester begins, no course registration will appear on your transcript and there will be no financial obligation for tuition and fees.

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Withdrawing after the Semester Begins

Up to the 6th Instructional Day of the Semester:

Up to the 6th instructional day of the semester, you may drop all of your classes online in MyUH.

To drop a course in MyUH:

  • Login to MyUH opens in windows
  • Select Add/Drop Courses
  • Select the appropriate term and Submit
  • Under Current Schedule, select Drop On Web Without W from the the action dropdown menu.
  • Submit Changes

No course registration will appear on your transcript. You will only have a withdrawal action will be noted on your transcript.

After the 6th Instructional Day of the Semester:

After the 6th instructional day of the semester, please follow the steps below.

  • Fill out a Complete Withdrawal Form, available in your college or school's Advising office. Classified graduate students and post-baccalaureate unclassified students should contact the Office of Graduate Education
    • Obtain all required approvals and clearances
    • All financial obligations must be cleared before the form will be processed
  • Submit your completed form to the UH Mānoa Cashier's Office, QLC Room 105

You will have a "W" recorded for each course in which you were enrolled and a withdrawal action will be noted on your transcript.

Complete withdrawals are not permitted after the ninth week of the semester except under unusual or extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student. Check with your college or school's Advising office as some programs may have may have earlier deadlines.

If you try to withdraw on the deadline date when many other students are also trying to withdraw, you may not be able to see an advisor in time and hence will not be able to withdraw. You may not be granted a deadline extension on the grounds that you could not be accommodated.

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Refund Policy

For refund information, visit Refunds.

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Readmission to UH Mānoa

If you completely withdraw from UH Mānoa and decide to return at a later time you must apply for readmission by the appropriate deadline. Visit Admissions for information on how to apply for readmission.

Continuing classified undergraduate students in good standing may apply for a leave of absence at the time of withdrawal. Please inquire with your college or school's Advising office. Graduate and post-baccalaureate unclassified students should check with the Office of Graduate Education.

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UH Mānoa Extension Courses

If you are also enrolled in extension courses, please visit the Outreach College website for withdrawal and refund information.

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