Add/Drop Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

Michigan Technological University maintains updated add/drop and University withdrawal schedules to guide students as to when they can add or drop a class for a tuition refund and what refund they can expect when they completely withdraw from the University.


Course Add/Drop and Refund Dates

Specific dates and refund details for the current semester are available in the Academic Calendar.

Part of Term100% Refund*
(Last Add/Drop Date)
Drop Date
(No Grade)
Last Drop Date
(W Grade)
Full Term
(14 Weeks)
Wednesday of 2nd WeekFriday of 3rd WeekFriday of 10th Week
First Half of Term
(7 Weeks)
Fourth day of 1st WeekWednesday of 2nd WeekFriday of 5th Week
Second Half of Term
(7 Weeks)
Fourth day of 8th WeekWednesday of 9th WeekFriday of 12th Week

*100% refund applies to students reducing credits or dropping a course with a course/lab fee by the last date to add/drop course with 100% refund. Students withdrawing from the University or dropping all courses will receive a refund in accordance with the University Withdrawal Schedule below.


Refund of Tuition—Dropping a Course

Students will be assessed tuition according to the number of credits for which they are registered on the last date to add/drop with 100% refund. Refunds for enrolled students who change credit status downward or drop a course with a course/lab fee will have tuition and course/lab fees refunded according to the following schedule:

Time of Status ChangeRefund Percentage
On or Before Last Day to Add/Drop100%
After Last Date to Add/Drop0%

Refund of Tuition—Withdrawal from the University

The following refund schedule applies when students drop all classes and leave the University. This does NOT apply to students making schedule adjustments who otherwise remain enrolled at Michigan Tech. Refunds for classes offered in a time module other than a fourteen week semester will be prorated according to this schedule and the equivalent percentage of time. Refunds of room and board charges will be pro-rated by the number of weeks used.

Time of WithdrawalRefund Percentage
1st Week—Through Wednesday100%
1st Week—Thursday and Friday90%
2nd Week80%
3rd Week70%
4th Week60%
5th Week50%
6th Week40%
7th Week or Later0%