Withdrawals & Cancellations
For important information on deadlines for credit-bearing programs please visit the UW Flexible Option Academic Calendar. We encourage you to make note of these important dates to avoid any unnecessary fees or interruptions. Please be aware that changes in your enrollment can also impact your financial aid eligibility.
Prior to taking any enrollment action, you should discuss your options and the impacts of withdrawal with your Academic Success Coach. Your ASC will then advise you on the steps to officially withdraw.
If you stop participating in all courses, do not officially withdraw, and fail to earn a passing grade in at least one course in a given subscription period, you may be considered an unofficial withdrawal. You may also be considered an unofficial withdrawal if you do not immediately resubscribe from one subscription period to the next.
Students who withdraw from the program between the first and eighth day of the subscription period are assessed a $50 withdrawal fee. Students who are administratively withdrawn from the program for any reason are also charged the $50 withdrawal fee.
|UW Flexible Option Withdrawal Fee and Tuition Refund|
|Fee or Refund Type||Subscription Period Day|
|Prior to start until the 1st day||1st through 8th||9th through 20th||21st through last day|
|Withdrawal fee appeals processes can be found through this website for UWM students, and this website for UW-Parkside students.|
Subscription Level Changes
You may adjust their workload from the All-You-Can-Learn (AYCL) subscription level to the single competency set level at any time during the first eight days of their subscription period, and tuition will be adjusted accordingly. If you are in an All-You-Can-Learn subscription, and on or after the 9th day of the subscription period you withdraw (or are withdrawn) from one or more courses resulting in you being enrolled in only one course, you will remain in the All-You-Can-Learn subscription level and will not be eligible for a refund. In this situation, since you will remain at the All-You-Can-Learn level you may add additional courses throughout your subscription period. Note: you may not re-register for the same course(s) from which you were administratively withdrawn until the next subscription period.
After the eighth day of the subscription period, if you are enrolled in the single course level, you are not eligible to add additional courses during your subscription period. You must wait until a subsequent subscription period to add additional courses.
If you are administratively withdrawn from the university on the 9th day of a subscription period for any reason, you will receive a full refund less a $50 withdrawal fee. Withdrawals between days 9 through 20, whether AYCL or single, will receive a 50% refund.
Note: Because the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is only offered in the All-You-Can-Learn option, students in that program are not eligible to change subscription options.
Students who fail to pay their account balance in full, and/or who have not completed all required Flex Check-Ins (FCI) for all courses in which they are enrolled, will be officially withdrawn from the UW Flexible Option program on the 9th day of the subscription period. A withdrawal fee will apply. Students enrolled in multiple competency sets or projects who complete some but not all required Flex Check-Ins will continue to be enrolled in the UW Flexible Option program but will be dropped from the competency sets or projects in which a required FCI was not completed.
Students may appeal an administrative withdrawal under the following two circumstances:
- Technical problems were encountered while submitting a Flex Check-In resulting in the Flex Check-In not being submitted within the required time frame.
- The competency set(s) or project(s) from which a student was administratively withdrawn is the last competency set(s) or project(s)needed for graduation, and a delay in re-enrolling will require the student to subscribe to an additional subscription period.
Required Appeal Documentation for Administrative Withdrawals
The UW Flexible Option Registrar’s Office will respond with your appeal results within 1 to 2 business days.