Withdrawals and Cancellations


Cancellation occurs when a student decides not to attend classes for a term prior to the first class day for that term.

Academic Effects - Cancelled classes do not appear on the official academic transcript.

Financial Effects - Cancellation and related refund requests must be made by the student and can be emailed to Cashiers_Office@baylor.edu. Cancellation requests must be received prior to the first class day for the term. For cancellations, all tuition, fees, and meal plans will be refunded at 100 percent. If a student never attends class and cancellation request is received after the start of class and approved, the student will be charged a fee for late cancellation.


Complete Withdrawal from Law School

A Juris Doctor student who finds it necessary to withdraw from the Law School during the term must arrange for an Official Withdrawal by contacting the Associate Dean, Senior Assistant Dean or Registrar for an exit interview.  LL.M. students must consult with the Program Director (Prof. Liz Fraley or Prof. Jim Wren) for an exit interview.   The student must then complete an online withdrawal form, which is available on the PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM STUDENT WITHDRAWAL webpage.  The last day a student can completely withdraw from classes is the last class day for the term in which the student is enrolled.  Notifying a professor of the student’s intent to withdraw does not constitute an official withdrawal from the University.

Refunds of tuition and fees for complete withdrawals are prorated on a per diem basis based on the total calendar days in that payment period up to the date that represents 60% of the payment period.

A student who is dismissed from the school or who chooses to withdraw from school after having breached probation will be subject to these tuition refund rules as in the case of any other complete withdrawal from school.

Academic Effects of Complete Withdrawal – When a student withdraws from the Law School, the assigned “W” is based upon the effective dates of the withdrawal. Failure to properly withdraw with the Law School will result in failure of classes. 

Financial Effects – Refunds of tuition, fees or other charges are applied to any outstanding balance owed to the University. Refunds of tuition and fees are based on the effective date of the withdrawal. Students who received scholarships or other financial aid should contact a financial aid counselor to discuss the financial implications of withdrawal.

To obtain a calendar schedule of refund percentages, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

University Withdrawal

Upon confirmation by a student’s instructors of persistent non-attendance, the University reserves the right to withdraw the student for that term with an effective date matching the last known date of academic attendance or engagement.