Late Withdrawal Process

Click here for the Late Withdrawal Process Checklist.

Late Withdrawal FAQs:

To whom does the Late University Withdrawal option apply?

  • Undergraduate students at the University.

Where can I find the Late University Withdrawal Policy?

  • It can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog (beginning in 2019-2020) under the heading, EXCEPTION TO UNIVERSITY WITHDRAWAL AND RETURN POLICY.”  
  • In addition, it may be found in the Late Withdrawal Checklist (top of this page).

How do I request a Late University Withdrawal? See Late Withdrawal Checklist (top of this page) for details.

Steps to request a Late University Withdrawal are outlined below:

  1. Complete the online withdrawal form.
  2. Contact Academic Support Programs:
    • Phone: 254-710-8696
    • Email: Academic_Support@baylor.edu
  3. Submit a letter and supporting documentation to the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrollment Management explaining the circumstances.
    • These materials must be submitted no later than the first day of the term/semester following the term/semester for which withdrawal is sought (e.g., to withdraw from the fall semester, apply by the first day of the spring semester; to withdraw from the spring semester, apply by the first day of the full summer term).
  4.  Requests submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

To request a Late Withdrawal, do I need to complete the online Withdrawal Form? 

  • Yes. 

Should I consider requesting Incompletes for my classes rather than a Late University Withdrawal?

  • The Incomplete Policy allows you to complete assignments or exams when unforeseen circumstances arise near the end of a term.  In contrast, a University Withdrawal eliminates the opportunity to receive any academic credit for the term.  Thus, pursuing incompletes may include both academic and financial advantages over the alternative of retaking withdrawn courses and paying for them again. 
    • For more information, see the Incomplete Policy in the Undergraduate Catalog.

After a Late Withdrawal, when can I request to return to Baylor? 

  • After a late withdrawal is granted, you must sit out a full Fall or Spring semester. 
    • For a Late Withdrawal in the Fall, the first potential term to return is the following Summer
    • For a Late Withdrawal in the Spring, the first potential term to return is the following Spring
    • For a Late Withdrawal in the Summer, the first potential term to return is the following Spring 

What do I need to do to return to Baylor after a Late Withdrawal?

  • Submit a request for reactivation (www.baylor.edu/registrar/studentreactivation).
  • As part of requesting reactivation:
    • You must submit a letter and supporting documentation to the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrollment Management confirming that circumstances which necessitated the late withdrawal have been addressed and that you have progressed sufficiently to return to academic studies.  
      • These materials must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the start of the term/ semester for which reactivation is requested.

How will this affect my bill? Will I get a refund? 

  • A Late University Withdrawal will not lead to a financial refund for tuition, or related fees, for that term.

I am already registered for next semester, will my enrollment in those future classes be cancelled? 

  • Yes.