Course Drop & Withdrawals

Many of our policies and procedures are unique to the Engineering Online department. As an online engineering or computer science student, you should familiarize yourself with the policies below.

Schedule Revision (Drop/Add)

Students requesting a change in their class schedule should contact the registration coordinator of Distance Education Dustin Norris by email or call 919-513-4822. Courses may be added during the first two weeks of the semester with the permission of both the instructor and the Director of the Engineering Online program.

Drop Procedure

Students hoping to drop a course must be aware of the schedule revision deadlines listed in Engineering Online’s academic calendar and plan accordingly.

If you are attempting to drop one course from your schedule, but remain enrolled in other courses:

For the Fall 2023 Semester

Students wishing to drop a Fall Semester course prior to the last day to drop courses, Tuesday, October 19, may do so by logging into MyPack ( > Student Homepage > Planning and Enrollment > Enrollment Wizard, click the “select” box next to the course you want to drop, click “Drop Selected Class,” and confirm your selection by clicking “finish dropping.”

For students wishing to drop a course after the drop/revision deadline, Tuesday, October 19 a schedule revision form is required.  That form is also required if the student is dropping a course that results in the student moving from full-time to part-time status.  The form is available at this website

Student working in Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus.

Drop Procedure

Once you have completed this first step, please send an email to our Distance Education, Dustin Norris, so we may update our records.

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Refunds for Dropped Courses

Only individual courses dropped or changed on or before the Census Date (Fall 2023 = September 1) are eligible for a refund or credit.

Refunds for Reduction in Hours

Withdrawal Procedure

Students hoping to drop ALL the courses for which they are enrolled must officially withdraw from the University for the applicable term, unless they cancel their registration prior to the first day of classes. The withdrawal request must be submitted by the dates indicated in Engineering Online’s academic calendar, except in cases of documented hardship.

Note: Degree-seeking students who withdraw may be in violation of the University’s continuous enrollment policy for graduate students and can jeopardize their graduate student status.  Contact the Director of Graduate Programs for your department to request an official leave of absence if you are not able to participate in the current semester.

Students dropping all courses must follow the procedures for withdrawal, which differ for degree seeking students and non-degree seeking students.

Refund for Withdrawal

Refund for Withdrawal Tuition and fee refunds for official withdrawals are prorated based on the schedule below. No refunds are made for official withdrawals after 50 percent of the enrollment period.

NOTE: An administrative fee of 5 percent of the total tuition and fee, and late registration fee charges not to exceed $100, will be charged for all withdrawals processed. This fee will post to your account after your withdrawal is processed.

Fall 2023

 Withdrawal Date Refund %
On or before August 21, 2023  100%
 August 22, 2023 – September 1, 2023  90%
September 2, 2023 – September 13, 2023  50%
September 14, 2023 – October 11, 2023  25%
 On or after October 12, 2023  0%