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Withdrawal - Graduate Students

Degree Seeking Graduate Students

(Enrolled in a semester program)

Graduate students admitted to the University of Maryland are expected to make satisfactory progress in meeting programmatic requirements, must demonstrate the ability to succeed in his or her course of studies or research, must attain performance minima specified by the graduate program in all or in particular courses, and complete their degree within the established time limits.

Withdrawal Procedures

Students may request a withdrawal from all classes at any time between the first and the last day of classes for the semester. Students must submit written notice of withdrawal to the Office of the Registrar no later than the last day of classes.

In addition to academic consequences, a withdrawal can have ramifications on financial aid, visa status, graduate student status, and progress toward earning a degree. It is the student's responsibility to review these potential implications with the appropriate offices.

  • Assistantships and Tuition remission benefit - Contact your Benefits Coordinator
  • Fellowship - Contact Advisor and Graduate Program Director
  • Financial Aid - Student Financial Services Office: 1135 Lee Building; 301-314-9000
  • F-1 and J-1 visa holders - International Student and Scholar Services: 1126 H.J. Patterson Hall; 301-314-7740

The effective date of the withdrawal, for purposes of any refund, is the date that the written withdrawal notice is received by the Office of the Registrar. For more information on academic deadlines and refund schedule, please see Academic Deadlines.

To withdraw from all courses, students must complete:

Degree-Seeking Graduate Student Withdrawal Form

Send the completed form to:
Office of the Registrar
First Floor, Mitchell Building
College Park, Maryland 20742
Fax: 301-314-9568 or email: registrar-graduate@umd.edu

Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students

For more information for about Non-Degree Seeking student status, see The Graduate School Catalog.

Withdrawal Procedures

Students may request a withdrawal from all classes at any time between the first and the last day of classes for the semester. Students must submit written notice of withdrawal to the Office of the Registrar no later than the last day of classes.

The effective date of the withdrawal for purposes of any refund is the date that the written withdrawal notice is received by the Office of the Registrar. For more information on academic deadlines and refund schedule, please see Academic Deadlines.

To withdraw from all courses, students must complete:

Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Student Withdrawal Form

Send the completed form to:
Office of the Registrar
First Floor, Mitchell Building
College Park, Maryland 20742
Fax: 301-314-9568 or email: registrar-graduate@umd.edu