If you are unable to take the course as scheduled, you need to officially drop the class. Non-attendance in a class or notification to the instructor does not constitute official dropping of a course. Failure to drop from a course may result in a no report (NR), incomplete (I), or failing grade (F). Please obtain and complete an ACCESS UCI Course Drop and Grade Option Change Request Form for each course from the UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Student Services Office. A grade of “NR” becomes a grade of “F” or “NP” after one quarter. A grade of “I” or incomplete becomes a grade of “F” or “NP” after one year. Contact your instructor about the possibility of replacing it with a grade.
The professor's signature and/or departmental approval is required for all drops. Dean’s or authorized signature is required for drops or grade option changes made after the 2nd week of instruction. Submit the signed ACCESS UCI Course Drop and Grade Option Change Request Form to the UCI DCE Student Services Office before 5 p.m. the Friday of the second week of the quarter. If you do not officially drop from a class, you will receive a failing grade.
Note: Other departmental, school, or instructor deadlines and policies may apply. Please refer to the ACCESS UCI Course Drop form for details.
Refunds are available upon approval during the first two weeks of the quarter. To be eligible for a refund, submit your completed ACCESS UCI Course Drop/Grade Option Change Request form to the UCI DCE Student Services office before 5:00pm the Friday of the second week of the quarter. Please refer to the ACCESS UCI Academic Calendar for Year/Term deadline dates.
There is a $50 non-refundable and non-transferable service charge retained per class for all refunds. UCI DCE refunds back to the original payer and in the original form of payment. Cash and check payments made for courses will be refunded by check. If you paid with a student loan check, the refund will go directly to you, the borrower. We will not send the refund back to the lender. Please allow a minimum of three weeks for processing.
Refunds are not available after the second week of the quarter.