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Classes begin on Monday, August 26, 2024

Note: Graduate students from divisions other than the School of Continuing & Professional Studies or Graduate Arts & Sciences should contact the registrar in their Dean’s Office to register.

DeadlineRegular
Aug. 26-Dec. 18, 2024

(16 weeks)
8-wk Session 1
Aug. 26 – Oct. 19, 2024

(7.5 weeks)
8-wk Session 2
Oct. 21 – Dec. 18, 2024

(8 weeks)
Last day to register without a late fee/permissionSeptember 5September 3October 29
Last day to drop and receive a lab fee refund September 10September 3October 29
Last day to drop without a “W”September 10September 3October 29
Last day to receive a 100% refundSeptember 10September 3October 29
Last day to receive a 50% refundSeptember 17September 10November 5
Last day to receive a 25% refundSeptember 24N/AN/A
No refunds given afterSeptember 24September 10November 5
Last day to change grade optionNovember 18October 14December 3
Last day to withdraw from coursesDecember 3October 14December 3
Note: Full refunds are granted to individuals called to active military duty.

ACTRAC

Refunds for dropping the ACTRAC option are issued in accordance with the standard refund grid above.

Canceled Courses

Full refunds are granted when the School of Continuing & Professional Studies cancels a course.

Courses Meeting Fewer Than 8 Weeks

  • If the course meets 3 days or fewer, you must be dropped prior to the start of the course for a 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.  
  • If the course meets for 4 calendar days up to 1 week, you have 24 hours after the first class to drop for a 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.  
  • If you are taking a Special Format course (for example, Weekend or Intensive Format) that meets 6+ times, you have 48 hours after the first class to drop for a 100% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.  
  • If the course meets for 5 -7 weeks, you have 4 days after the first class to drop for a 100% refund, and 8 days after the first class to drop for a 50% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.  
  • If the course meets 7.5 weeks or more, you have 7 days after the first class to drop for a 100% refund, and 14 days after the first class to drop with a 50% refund. Thereafter no refund is applied. 

Courses Meeting 8 Weeks or More

  • You have 7 days after the first class to drop for a 100% refund, and 14 days after the first class to drop with a 50% refund. Thereafter, no refund is applied.

Special Audit Courses

Refunds for dropping Special Audit courses are issued in accordance with the standard refund grid above.

Washington University Employees

If a course is dropped, the tuition benefit will be reversed. If a course is dropped after the 100% refund period, the employee is responsible for the outstanding tuition balance. Please refer to the refund schedule above.

Questions?

Students with questions about the refund policy should contact the Student Billing Coordinator.