To withdraw from all subjects after the first week of classes through the last day of semester classes (the Friday before finals week), you will need to meet with your University Division academic advisor or come to the University Division Advising Office in Wells Library 002 during normal business hours for drop-in advising.
If you are unable to come into the office you may utilize phone-in or zoom-in advising to complete a Withdrawal From all Subjects.
Unless incapacitated, you will complete University Division's Withdrawal From All Subjects form (accessible only to UD staff) with an advisor either in person, over zoom, or over the phone.
If you have Withdrawn From All Subjects in a previous term, as well as the current term, you will need to petition your school (University Division) before being approved for enrollment for the following term. For more information see the accordion entitled Multiple Withdrawals from All Subjects below.
Other Important Information
If you completed a 1st-8-weeks course and received a grade, that grade will remain on your transcript as recorded and you will only be eligible for W's in any courses currently in-progress. If you want to petition a grade change for a course in which you have already received a grade, please go to the Student Advocates Office.
After the Auto-W deadline, instructors reserve the right to grant students withdrawing from all subjects a W or F in their course. If you want to complete a Withdrawal From All Subjects after the Auto-W deadline, please consult with your instructors regarding the assigned grade (i.e., W or F) for courses.
During semesters when the Auto-W deadline is the last day of classes, it is not possible to drop after the Auto-W deadline. Students cannot initiate a Withdraw From All Subjects during finals week.
Enrollment can impact housing eligibility. If you live in a residence hall or in apartment housing, contact your Residence Manager to learn about your housing options. Contact Residential Programs and Services to cancel housing and meal contacts. If you withdraw from all classes during the last 2 weeks of the spring semester, you are required to move out of your residence hall space within 3 days of withdrawing or by 8am on Monday of finals week, whichever date is earlier.
If you receive any type of financial aid (loans, grants, work study, scholarships, etc.), you should contact Student Central to learn about ending aid, delaying aid, transferring aid, repaying aid, or future eligibility for aid.
Read your Account Summary in your Student Center to be sure your bills are paid. Contact Student Central if you have any questions.
If you withdraw from all subjects within a refund period, you may expect your refund to be credited to your account or mailed to your permanent address within four to six weeks. For questions, contact Student Central. If you wish to petition for a post-deadline refund, you may complete and submit the Fee Policy Appeal Form. There is no fee to withdraw from all subjects.
If you do not enroll for more than one term, all your accounts will be disabled sometime in the next term. Contact University Information Technology Services (UITS) for details. You may reactivate your accounts after you enroll again in a future term.
You do not give up your admission to Indiana University Bloomington or your eligibility to enroll in any future terms. You may need to reactivate your record to be assigned an Enrollment Appointment for the next term you plan to take classes.
If you plan to enroll for next term, and have not completed a WAS in the past, you can plan to register for classes as usual. An enrollment appointment will be posted at about mid-semester in your Student Center.
If you take more than the current term off, your records will go to an inactive status and no future enrollment appointment will be set for you. When you choose to return, complete the Returning Students Form to reactivate your record. Contact University Division Records if you have any questions.
Please feel free to remain in contact with your assigned University Division (or University Division-Affiliated) academic advisor. You may also contact UD Academic Advising at email@example.com or (812) 855-6768.
Some holds can restrict services or prevent you from enrolling for classes. Check your Student Center for holds. Click on each hold to learn which office placed the hold and how to contact that office to have the hold removed from your record. It will be easier to take care of these now.
If a student is physically incapacitated or unable to be in contact, and a parent or guardian needs to submit a Withdrawal From all Subjects for their student, the parent or guardian should contact the Student Advocates Office for a special process. Either call (812) 855-0761 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a parent or guardian has academic questions regarding the withdrawal they are welcome to call during phone-in advising hours to talk to an advisor.
If you have done a Withdrawal from All Subjects for more than one semester, the Office of the Registrar will place the Advising II Mult Withdrawal All Subjects hold on your record.
Hold: Advising II Mult Withdrawal All Subjects
Purpose: The purpose of this hold is to ensure that students meet with their academic advisor to discuss the impacts of multiple withdrawals before enrolling for the next term.
Impact: No enrollment is allowed in the next term until the Hold is released.
- Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plans for the next semester, including what resources you will use to support your success considering the circumstances that led to your multiple withdrawals from all subjects, and
- submit the following petition form at least 2 weeks before the start of the next semester.
Petition to Release Hold for Multiple Withdrawals From All Subjects
Print the form and mail it to:
Attn: MWAS Hold Release
OVPUE Records Office
OVPUE Herman B Wells Library, 002
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7101
OR email it to email@example.com
Petitions must be received two weeks prior to the start of classes for the term you plan to enroll. You will get a decision via email within two weeks of receipt. You may be required to meet with an advisor before registration if you have not done so already.
Please consult the IUB official academic calendar to learn when the next semester starts and plan to submit the form as early as possible. If the semester start date is less than two weeks from when you submit the form, it may be possible that the hold will not be released in time for enrollment in the upcoming semester.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.