Add/Drop with Refund

Dropping a class or classes

When a class is dropped it is either done within the refund period (dropped with refund) or dropped after the refund period (dropped without refund).

Dropped With Refund - a drop with refund WILL NOT be reflected on a transcript for the class and it will NOT affect a student's completion rate.

  • If payment has been made for a class, it will be refunded at 100%.
  • Students eligible for a refund will be refunded either to their existing bank account or to an optional BankMobile Vibe checking account. ​
  • If payment was made to a credit card, the refund will be credited back to the original credit card.

Dropped Without Refund - a “W” (withdrawal grade) WILL be reflected on the transcript for the class and it WILL affect a student's completion rate.

  • If the class is already paid for, there will be no refund issued to the student.
  • If the class is not already paid for, the student will still owe for the class and will be billed as such.

Important considerations before dropping classes

  • Term Start Date is Key
    The refund schedule is based on the term start date, NOT the start date of the course.
    Be sure you know what term your course is in.
  • Refund Deadlines and the Last Day to Drop Courses are NOT the same
    Refunds are calculated only by the scheduled refund deadlines on this page. To view last day to drop courses dates, go to our Academic Calendar.
  • Students should consider consulting with an advisor or counselor
  • Students should consider insurance issues affected by dropping classes
  • Financial Aid may be affected when a class or classes are dropped.

Student Refunds are computed by using one of the following:

  1. The date the Registration Department receives a formal drop form from the student
  2. The date the Registration Department receives a phone call, mail or fax from the student requesting a class drop (Remember, if you drop a class by phone, you will not have a record of the day you dropped
  3. The date the student initiates a drop via the Internet.

Adding a class or classes

  • Current students may add classes through the first 5 business days of Part of term 1 (Fall, Spring & Summer Terms).
  • After the enrollment deadline, students may add late starting courses only.

Fall 2018 term and drop dates

Printable Version

Part of Term 1​
15 Week Regular Session
Aug 23 - Dec 13

Drop DatesRefund %
08/23/2018 - 09/06/2018100%
After 09/06/2018No refund

Part of Term 2
1st 7.5 Week Session
Aug 23 - Oct 17

Drop DatesRefund %
08/23/2018 - 08/31/2018100%
After 08/31/2018No refund

Part of Term 3
2nd 7.5 Week Session
Oct 18 - Dec 13

Drop DatesRefund %
10/18/2018- 10/25/2018100%
After 10/25/2018No refund

Part of Term 4
1st 5 Week Session
Aug 23 - Sept 28

Drop DatesRefund %
08/23/2018 - 08/28/2018100%
After 08/28/2018No refund

Part of Term 5
2nd 5 Week Session
Sept 29 - Nov 4

Drop DatesRefund %
09/29/2018 - 10/04/2018100%
After 10/04/2018No refund

Part of Term 6
3rd 5 Week Session
Nov 5 - Dec 13

Drop DatesRefund %
11/05/2018 - 11/10/2018100%
After 11/10/2018No refund

Part of Term 7
1st 10 Week Session
Aug 23 - Nov 4 

Drop DatesRefund %
08/23/2018 - 09/02/2018100%
After 09/02/2018No refund

Part of Term 8
2nd 10 Week Session
Sept 29 - Dec 13

Drop DatesRefund %
09/29/2018 - 10/09/2018100%
After 10/09/2018No refund

​Part of Term Z

Z Term courses do not typically fit in the above sessions. These courses vary in length. The refund calculation is based on the number of calendar days from the first class meeting to the date of official drop divided by the total number of calendar days from the first class meeting to the last day of class. The refund schedule for these courses is as follows:

  • 0-15% of term (100% ref​und)
  • After 15% of term (0% refund)
  • For any Z Term Course - Last Day to Withdraw:
    Contact Registration at 515-964-6800 or 1-800-342-0033



Spring 2019 term and drop dates

Printable Version

Part of Term 1​
15 Week Regular Session
Jan 7 - May 2

Drop DatesRefund %
01/07/2019 - 01/22/2019
100%
After 01/22/2019
No refund

Part of Term 2
1st 7.5 Week Session
Jan 7 - Mar 4

Drop DatesRefund %
01/07/2019 - 01/15/2019
100%
After 01/15/2019No refund

Part of Term 3
2nd 7.5 Week Session
Mar 5 - May 2

Drop DatesRefund %
03/05/2019 - 03/13/2019
100%
After 03/13/2019
No refund

Part of Term 4
1st 5 Week Session
Jan 7 - Feb 11

Drop DatesRefund %
01/07/2019 - 01/12/2019
100%
After 01/12/2019
No refund

Part of Term 5
2nd 5 Week Session
Feb 12 - Mar 27

Drop DatesRefund %
02/12/2019 - 02/18/2019
100%
After 02/18/2019
No refund

Part of Term 6
3rd 5 Week Session
Mar 28 - May 2

Drop DatesRefund %
03/28/2019 - 04/03/2019
100%
After 04/03/2019
No refund

Part of Term 7
1st 10 Week Session
Jan 7 - Mar 27

Drop DatesRefund %
01/07/2019 - 01/18/2019
100%
After 01/18/2019
No refund

Part of Term 8
2nd 10 Week Session
Feb 12 - May 2

Drop DatesRefund %
02/12/2019 - 02/23/2019
100%
After 02/23/2019
No refund

​Part of Term Z

Z Term courses do not typically fit in the above sessions. These courses vary in length. The refund calculation is based on the number of calendar days from the first class meeting to the date of official drop divided by the total number of calendar days from the first class meeting to the last day of class. The refund schedule for these courses is as follows:

  • 0-15% of term (100% refund)
  • After 15% of term (0% refund)
  • For any Z Term Course - Last Day to Withdraw: 
    Contact Registration at 515-964-6800 or 1-800-342-0033