Drop or Withdraw from a Course


Dropping a course is done before the official date of record each semester. Removing a course from your schedule on or after the official date of record is no longer considered a drop, but is instead a withdrawal and will result in a "W" on your transcript. The official date of record for all semesters, including 8-week, minimesters, and Summer terms, are listed in the official NCTC Academic Calendar. 

*Consult the Fall 2020-Summer 2021 Academic Calendar or view the Fall 2021-Summer 2022 Academic Calendar for these important dates related to registration, drop, and withdrawal deadlines.

How to Drop a Course

To drop a course, a student can do any of the following. Be sure to check the Refund Schedule as well!

For a course to be eligible for a drop it must be requested before the official date of record. If dropping a course it is always best to visit with an advisor first, as well as Financial Aid if you receive any type of grants or loans, to discuss how this drop will impact your future graduation date or eligible aid. 

How to Withdraw from a Course

To withdraw from a course on or after the official date of record and before the withdrawal deadline stated in the Academic Calendar a student can do any of the following. Be sure to check the Refund Schedule as well!

  • Go to MyNCTC and submit the Course Withdrawal Request on the Student Services tab
  • Email registrar@nctc.edu if you are unable to access the online course withdrawal form through MyNCTC (include your full name, NCTC Student ID number, and course(s) name/section number)

If withdrawing from a course it is always best to visit with an advisor first, as well as Financial Aid if you receive any type of grants or loans, to discuss how this withdrawal will impact your future graduation date or eligible aid. 

Online Requests

Online withdrawal forms will be processed within 24 - 48 business hours.  The student should receive an email confirmation that the withdrawal has been processed. If the student does not receive an email, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s Office for confirmation. The student is responsible for verifying the email was received by the Registrar's Office prior to the last day to withdrawal.

It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from any course they do not wish to attend. Any student who stops attending classes and who does not officially withdraw may be assigned a final grade of "F" as well as potentially have to make payment back to Financial Aid due to not attending or completing the course successfully.

Dual Credit Students

Dual Credit students must complete the Dual Credit Withdrawal form and submit it to the Dual Credit Office. All requests are then processed through Registrar’s Office.

 Download the Dual Credit Withdraw form