Students who have registered for classes and decide not to attend have the responsibility to cancel their registration or initiate a withdrawal by following the appropriate procedure.  Students are cautioned that they are only eligible for one Post-Census Withdrawal during their undergraduate career at Fort Lewis College.

If you have applied for campus housing and/or financial aid, you have other responsibilities associated with withdrawal. Those offices must be contacted directly:

  • Campus Housing - Please refer to your housing contract for cancelation deadlines and procedures.  For questions email the Housing Office or call them at 970-247-7503.

Click on the withdrawal type (i.e. withdrawal before a term has started) to be taken to the appropriate procedure.

Withdrawal Type


Withdrawal before a term has started

The process must be completed by midnight before classes begin.

Withdrawal from a single course


The last day to withdraw from a single course depends on the length of course. For full term courses the deadline is Friday, March 22, 2019. See additional deadline dates and information for more details. 

If you missed the deadline and if a grade of AW seems appropriate, you can click here for more information.

Withdrawal after a term has started FIRST DAY OF TERM TO CENSUS DATE

Census Date

Withdrawal after a term has started after CENSUS DATE TO LAST DAY OF REGULAR CLASSES

Last Day of Regular Classes



Technical Difficulties with WebOPUS 
If a student experiences problems with using WebOPUS, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.

Tuition and Fees Schedule For Students Who Withdraw
Students initiating a pre-Census or post-Census withdrawal will be assessed tuition and fees according to the pro rata schedule published on the Student Billing & Cashiering website. There are separate schedules for the fall and spring semesters and the summer sessions.

Other Responsibilities Associated With Withdrawal
Students who have applied for housing and/or financial aid have other responsibilities associated with official withdrawal and must contact those offices directly.