Dropping Courses

You are responsible for dropping any or all enrolled and/or waitlisted classes you do not wish to attend before the refund deadline to receive a refund or to prevent being charged for the dropped class. Students are not automatically dropped from a class for failure to attend (there is no “instructor drop” in the summer term).

Deadline to Drop Classes

If you are dropping all classes in all sessions (you no longer want to attend Summer Sessions), see the sections on “Cancellation” or “Withdrawal” for more details.

Waitlisted Classes

Dropping Waitlisted Classes: Students are responsible for monitoring the waitlist status via CalCentral. If you no longer want to be enrolled in a waitlisted class, you must drop the waitlisted class prior to the refund deadline to avoid being responsible for the tuition and fees.. Students continue to be automatically enrolled from the waitlist through the second week of the session and will be charged tuition once enrolled.

Swapping Classes

The swap function can be used to drop one class and simultaneously add another. By swapping, rather than dropping then adding, you ensure you keep your original enrollment until your enrollment in the new class is confirmed. If you are enrolled in only one class, you must use the Swap function to switch to another class, or add the new class first then drop. Because swapping is a combination of adding and dropping a course, deadlines and policies for both Add and Drop actions apply when using swap function.

International student info Visiting International Students:
If you are a visiting international student seeking any enrollment changes, please visit the Enrollment Changes for International Students page.