Each student may, once during his or her undergraduate enrollment, withdraw from a course without college approval, and receive the transcript symbol “W”, after the tenth week of the class and at any time up to and including the last day of class for that course. This option is referred to as the One-Time-Only (OTO) Late Drop.
Using the One-Time-Only Late Drop (OTO) is different from dropping a course online, and requires a meeting with a CBS advisor during drop-in advising hours. The OTO Late Drop is an option for students to drop a course if they are potentially failing a course, but have not experienced extenuating circumstances that have prevented them from succeeding in the course (e.g. “I just got in over my head this semester”).
Students must meet with a CBS advisor during drop-in advising hours before the last day of class in order to use their OTO Late Drop. Unlike the option to drop a class online before the semester deadline, the OTO Late Drop can be used only one time during each student’s academic career at the U of M. The OTO Late Drop cannot be used during or after finals week. Students who use their OTO Late Drop still receive a “W” grade on their transcript and pay for the class. If a student has used the OTO Late Drop to withdraw from a class during a previous semester, it cannot be used again.
NOTE: International students must also discuss any course cancellations with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office prior to using their One-Time-Only Late Drop.