Refund, Drop/Add Deadlines

Fall 2020

Drop/Add Deadlines
Date Add, Drop, and Approval-Required Deadlines
Sept 11

Last day to add Limited Drop Courses (Trial Practice, Judicial Field Placement, clinics, moot courts, journals, legal writing instructors); coordinator approval required after September 11

Sept 14

Last day to drop Limited Drop Courses (Trial Practice, Judicial Field Placement, clinics, moot courts, journals, legal writing instructors) without a late withdrawal mark “W” recorded on transcript; these courses may not be dropped after September 14 

Last day to change number of credits for Judicial Field Placement 

Last day to drop courses for a 100% tuition refund (relevant only to students planning to take fewer than 12 credits). See Refund Deadlines table below

Sept 18

Last day to add a course without Law School Registrar’s approval, including Independent Study projects

Sept 19

Last day to drop a course without a late withdrawal mark “W” recorded on transcript

Last day to change grade base or variable credits for applicable courses

Nov 2 Law School Dean of Students approval required to drop a course

JD students enrolled for 12-17 credits pay a full-time, flat tuition rate. Refund percentages below pertain to JD students enrolled for fewer than 12 credits or who are seeking to reduce their enrollment below 12 credits.

Refund Deadlines
Course Dropped During Percent Tuition Refunded
Week 1: through Sept 14 100%
Week 2: Sept 15 - 21 75%
Week 3: Sept 22 - 28 50%
Week 4: Sept 29 - Oct 5 25%
Week 5: Oct 6 and after 0%

Summer 2020

Calendar Days of Term Refund Percentage Change Grade Base/Variable Credits Required to Cancel Required to Add
May 26-30 100% No approval required No approval required No approval required
May 31-June 6 50% Last day to change grade base/credits is June 3 Last day to drop a class without a “W” is June 3;

“W” on transcript beginning June 4
Instructor approval required starting
June 3
June 7-9 25% Not allowed No approval required; “W” recorded on transcript Instructor approval required
June 10-July 5 No Refund Not allowed No approval required; “W” recorded on transcript

Last day to withdraw without Law School Dean of Students approval is July 5
Law School Registrar approval required
July 6 and after No Refund Not allowed Law School Dean of Students approval required; “W” recorded on transcript Law School Registrar approval required

Spring 2020

Calendar Days of Term Refund Percentage Change Grade Base/Variable Credits Required to Cancel Required to Add
Limited Drop Classes (Trial Practice, Judicial Externship, clinics, moot courts, upper division legal writing) through January 27 100% Allowed Cancellation allowed through January 27. “W” recorded on transcript on or after January 28 (may not cancel after January 27) Trial Practice, Clinic, or Externship Coordinator approval required after January 26

Through January 27

* IR/IFP registrations follow regular course deadlines

100% Allowed No approval required No approval required
January 28 - February 3 75% Not allowed after February 1 No approval required (“W” recorded on transcript beginning February 2) No approval through January 31; then Law School Registrar approval required
February 4 - February 10 50% Not allowed No approval required (“W” recorded on transcript) Law School Registrar approval
February 11 -17 25% Not allowed No approval required (“W” recorded on transcript) Law School Registrar approval

February 18 -
April 6

0% Not allowed No approval required (“W” recorded on transcript) Law School Registrar approval
April 7 and after 0% Not allowed Law School Dean of Students approval required (“W” recorded on transcript) Law School Registrar approval

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