DePaul Central > Registration > Withdrawal Policy
Students who must withdraw either from a course or from the university may do so by using the university's web registration system. Students unable to use the web registration system should contact their
home school/college office, whether in person or by phone. Withdrawals
processed via the web or through direct contact with the home
school/college office are effective the day on which they are made. Simply ceasing to attend, or notifying the instructor, or nonpayment of
tuition, does not constitute an official withdrawal from class and will
result in academic as well as financial penalty.
These come under three headings: personal, military and medical.
The Music and Theatre Schools already have leave of absence policies in
place. Any student wishing to take a leave of absence must complete a
Leave of Absence Application. Students may complete the online form
from home, or by visiting their home school/college office.
Students must have completed all requirements by the last day of
term for which they apply for degree conferral. In the normal course,
students will receive their diplomas 8-10 weeks after the date of degree
The university's responsibility is to confer the degree and
identify the student as "graduated" within 30 days of the end of the
term in which they complete all the requirements for their degree.
Requests for late withdrawals from one or more courses in a given
quarter must be submitted to either the student's home School/College
Office or the Withdrawal Appeals Committee by the following deadlines.
For the College of Law:
During their college career, students may be allowed one
medical/personal approved administrative withdrawal and one college
office administrative withdrawal, each for one or more courses in a