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Drop/Withdraw From a Course

Note:You are considered enrolled even if you stop attending classes. Non-attendance and non-payment does not withdraw you from your course(s).

Before You Withdraw

  1. We recommend that you contact your instructor, academic advisor, or student success specialist before withdrawing from a course at Hawkeye Community College. They may be able to suggest alternatives to withdrawing that could aid in your success.

  2. If you are receiving financial aid, please review the financial aid withdrawal policy and the financial aid warning / suspension policy or speak with a Financial Aid Advisor to learn how this may affect your financial aid eligibility.

  3. If you drop a course and then register for the same course that starts at a later date, your student account will be charged for both courses if you do not drop by the tuition refund deadline.

  4. Review the Tuition Refund for Credit Classes policy.

  5. Be aware of withdrawal deadlines. You are not permitted to withdraw after this time.

Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Impact
16-week 8 calendar days from the end of the term.
12-week 8 calendar days from the end of the term.
10-week 4 calendar days before the end date of the course.
8-week First 8-week Fall/Spring and Summer 8-week:
4 calendar days before the end of the session.
Second 8-week Fall/Spring:
8 calendar days before the end of the term.
6-week 2 calendar days before the end of the course.
4-week First 4-week Fall/Spring/Summer:
2 calendar days from the end of the session.
Second 4-week Fall/Spring/Summer:
4 calendar days from the end of the session.
Minimesters 1 calendar day before the end of the course.

See the Withdrawal Deadlines Calendar for specific deadline dates

Official Withdrawal Process

  1. Login to My Hawkeye > Self-Service Menu > WebAdvisor for Students > Registration.
  2. Print the registration results as your documentation and proof of dropping a course(s).

You will receive a grade of "W" (official withdrawal) on your academic record. Withdrawing won't affect your GPA, but a "W" will remain on your permanent record.

Your withdrawal request date and your last date of attendance will be recorded as the day you withdraw on My Hawkeye > Self-Service Menu > WebAdvisor for Students > Registration.

Credits in Emergency Situations

If you are withdrawing due to an emergency situation and have completed two-thirds of the semester and the requirements of the course, you may request a grade from your instructor under the following conditions:

What Happens If I Don't Follow the Official Withdrawal Process?

  • You will not be considered officially withdrawn.

  • You forfeit your right to a refund and will receive a final grade in each course in which you enrolled.

  • You will receive a grade of "F". Your last date of attendance will be recorded by your instructor.

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