Droping Classes

During the first week of the quarter, students can drop a class through Banner, and the course will not appear on the transcript. Here’s how:

  • Go to Banner > Student Menu > Class Registration and Planning > Register for Classes.
  • Select the academic quarter for which you are registering and click Continue.
  • In the lower right-hand box, find the course you would like to drop. There will be a drop-down menu next to the course, select Drop via Web and click Submit.

In the second week of the quarter, students can still withdraw from classes online. However the course(s) will appear with a “W” on the transcript. A “W” does not affect GPA.

After the second week of the quarter and through the seventh week, undergraduate students must submit UG Course Drop (Week 3-8) through their Banner account in order to withdraw from a class. Graduate and Doctoral students must submit GRDR Course Drop (Week 3-8) through their Banner account. Both forms can be accessed using the instructions below. The course will appear on the transcript with a “W” grade. 

  • Go to Banner > Student Menu > Registration and Class Schedules Menu > UG Course Drop (Week 3-8), GRDR Course Drop (Week 3-8).

Residential students who are considering dropping classes should keep in mind how this might impact their eligibility for housing.

For more information, review FAQ: Withdrawing From Class.

Are you interested in completely withdrawing from the University? Find information about that process under Leaving SPU.