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Withdrawing From Your Classes

There are many reasons why you may choose to withdraw from your classes. EKU is committed to your success. Withdrawing will likely cost you money, impacting your eligibility for financial aid, housing, and more. Before making any final decisions, contact your academic advisor to review your options. Also, see the Registrar's Office for additional important information about withdrawing. 

Information on Withdrawing From Your Classes

Use the following to guide you through the withdrawal process. Note, not all items may apply to your situation. 

  1. Before withdrawing or dropping any classes contact your academic advisor. Your advisor can walk through your options with you. Withdrawing may not be your only option. It is important to understand the impact withdrawing has on your student status. (Who is my advisor?)
  2. Depending on when you withdraw, withdrawing from the University will result in receiving all "W" grades for each of your classes. Check the withdraw deadlines
  3. Check your financial aid. You may be required to pay back some or all of your financial aid. Withdrawing from the University may have implications on future financial aid eligibility. We strongly encourage you to talk to the Office of Financial Aid prior to withdrawing. 
  4. Contact EKU Housing and Residence Life. If you live on campus you will need to contact Housing regarding your housing contract. 
  5. Contact the Office of University Card Services. Your card will be deactivated when your withdrawal is processed. If you have a meal plan contact the office
  6. Return books or other materials to the Library. You will be assessed fines if the materials are not returned by the due date. 
  7. If applicable, notify the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs. If you received benefits as a US Veteran, active duty service member, or family member of a US Veteran, you must contact the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs. If you are leaving because you have received US military activation orders refer to the military activation process
  8. If applicable, notify the Office of International Student and Scholar Services of your plans to withdraw. If you are an international student, withdrawing from the University may affect your student immigration status. 
  9. If you are eligible for a tuition refund, submit a Financial Appeal. If you are leaving the University for extenuating circumstances you may qualify for a refund. 
  10. You will be responsible for paying all or part of your tuition and fees. Check the deadlines. This may prevent you from returning to the University in the future or from requesting an official transcript. If any unpaid, past-due charges remain on your account, they may be referred to a collection agency and/or result in legal action. 
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