WSU Online

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Information about Cancelling Enrollment

Your education is important, and we would like the opportunity to help keep you on track. You are strongly encouraged to contact your academic advisor or our office if you are having problems with your health, a family emergency, or other unusual circumstances so that we may have an opportunity to be of assistance.

Cancelling enrollment or reducing course load may affect the following:

  • Financial Aid - Cancelling your enrollment may affect your satisfactory academic progress and your ability to obtain financial aid in the future. Be sure to speak with a financial aid officer to learn how this will affect your financial aid status.
  • Optional Student Health Insurance – If you have questions, contact Health and Wellness Services Billing and Insurance at 509-335-3575, ext. #3 or visit their web site at http://studentinsurance.wsu.edu.

Academic Term of Cancellation

Students who receive their academic advising through WSU Online, or students who are enrolled in  courses only through WSU Online, should cancel with WSU Online.

Summer Semester- WSU Online courses are 12 weeks in summer unless otherwise specified, therefore, cancellation policy and deadlines are condensed.  See the student handbook for the prorated refund schedule.

  • Students may cancel prior to the first day of class by simply going to http://my.wsu.edu and selecting the Add, Drop, Withdraw lin from the right-hand menu.
  • Once the summer semester begins, students may cancel through the end of the third week of the 12-week semester (or according to a prorated schedule for shorter academic terms) which will result in a student’s transcript being marked "withdrew (date)." Individual courses will not be recorded.
  • Cancelling enrollment after the third week of summer semester through the last day of instruction (end of the 12th week) will result in the transcript being marked "Withdrew (date)", and a grade of "W" will be recorded for each course.  

Spring and Fall Semesters- WSU Online courses are 16 weeks long, unless otherwise specified. See the student handbook for the prorated refund schedule.

  • Students may cancel prior to the first day of class by simply going to myWSU/Academics/Register
  • Cancelling enrollment during the first four weeks of the semester (or according to a prorated schedule for shorter academic terms) will result in a student’s transcript being marked "Withdrew (date)." Individual courses will not be recorded.
  • Cancelling enrollment after the fourth week through the last day of instruction (end of the 15th week) will result in the transcript being marked "Withdrew (date)," and a grade of "W" will be recorded for each course.

Completing the Cancellation Process

Students who wish to cancel enrollment must fill out an online Cancellation of Enrollment form, using their network I.D. and password. Students experiencing technical problems should contact WSU Online at 800-222-4978 or send an email message to online.registrar@wsu.edu. Students who do not know their network I.D. and password should contact WSU Online to discuss other arrangements for completing the form. Students are not required to have a special reason to cancel enrollment; however, there might be alternatives that should be considered before making this decision.

Students on academic probation during the semester in which they cancel enrollment should contact their academic advisor at WSU Online before completing the cancellation to confirm re-enrollment and/or other options by calling (800-222-4978).

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