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For Fall and Spring Semesters Only

Depending on the timing in relation to the fall or spring semester, there are different ways to start the process of dropping all of your classes. Whether you have yet to enroll or have already registered for the upcoming term or in the midst of the semester, we ask you to notify the University so we may support you throughout the process, place your student status on hold, and drop any upcoming or current enrollments. We also may be able to assist you in minimizing the financial impact of dropping your enrollment. Most importantly, we can help you easily return to OU when you are able or ready to do so.

All petitions are assessed and approved by the review board or by your college. Our goal is to provide you an answer to your petition in seven days or less. If you are currently attending classes and you're able, please continue to attend class until you have heard the result of your petition.

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If you are stepping away from the University before classes begin and you are ENROLLED for the upcoming semester, this is known as a CANCELLATION. You start the process by completing the petition below. Cancellations are processed centrally and coordinated by the Graduation and Persistence Support team. 

Cancellation Petition

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Dropping all of your classes after the semester begins is known as a COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL. Starting on the first day of classes and running through the Friday of the third week, the petition below should be submitted and will be coordinated by Graduation and Persistence Support. During the first two weeks of the semester, a fully processed complete withdrawal is guaranteed a 100% credit of all tuition and fee charges.

Centralized Complete Withdrawal Petition

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Starting in the fourth week of the semester you will submit a Complete Withdrawal Petition with your current academic college to remove all courses.

College Complete Withdrawal Petition

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If you are planning on leaving the University and are NOT ENROLLED for a future semester, you will start the process by completing the Intent to Leave Petition below. Petitions are processed centrally and coordinated by the Graduation and Persistence Support team. 

Intent to Leave Petition