Course Drop Refund Schedule

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Health Sciences Fall 2023 Semester Important Dates and Course Drop Refund Schedule

For the University course drop refund schedule, please see the Registrar’s webpage.

  • A student can add classes without penalty until 11:59 PM EST on the Sunday before classes start. Adding classes after this deadline will incur a late registration fee.
  • Students who drop their courses may need to petition for a leave of absence to maintain an active student status. Explore the continuous enrollment policy.
  • Students in 15-week courses or 16-week courses may drop their courses through the end of the fourth week of classes without academic penalty.
    • Courses dropped during the first two weeks of the semester will have 100% of the tuition charges cancelled.
    • During weeks 3-5, courses dropped are subject to the university refund schedule, which governs the prorated cancellation of semester tuition charges in cases of program adjustment or withdrawal.
    • After the fourth week of classes, a dropped course in a 15-week course or 16-week course is considered a withdrawal and a notation of 'W' will appear on the transcript. Students may withdraw from a 15-week course or 16-week course through the end of the tenth week of classes. Withdrawals after the tenth week of classes require a petition to the Health Sciences Dean's Office.
  • Students in 8-week courses may drop their courses through the end of the second week of classes without academic penalty.
    • Courses dropped during the first week of the semester will have 100% of the tuition charges cancelled.
    • During weeks 2-3, courses dropped are subject to the university refund schedule, which governs the prorated cancellation of semester tuition charges in cases of program adjustment or withdrawal.
    • After the second week of classes, a dropped course in an 8-week course is considered a withdrawal and a notation of ‘W’ will appear on the transcript. Students may withdraw from an 8-week course through the end of the fourth week of classes. Withdrawals after the fourth week of classes require a petition to the Health Sciences Dean’s Office.
  • For Pre-Medicine or Physician Assistant students, please consult with the program staff or email to hsp@gwu.edu for any refund questions.
  • Please note that all deadlines are based on Eastern Standard Time (EST).
2023 Fall Calendar Full Term Session Session A Session B
15 or 16 Weeks 8 Weeks 8 Weeks
August 24 - December 11 August 24 - October 17 October 19 - December 12
Classes Begin August 24 or August 28 August 24 or August 28 October 19 or October 23
*Labor Day
(University Closed)
Monday, September 4
Withdraw Period Begins September 25 September 11 November 6
*Fall Break
(No Class)
Thursday, October 12 - Friday, October 13
Graduation Application Due for Fall 2023 via GWeb Wednesday, November 15
Last Day to Withdraw via GWeb November 5 September 24 November 19
*Thanksgiving Break
(No Class)
Monday, November 20 - Saturday, November 25
Classes End December 11 or 12 October 17 December 12
*Winter Holiday
(University Closed)
Monday, December 25 - Monday, January 1, 2024

*Note: Online students should check with their instructor regarding changes to the class schedule

2023 Fall Calendar Full Term Session Session A Session B
15 or 16 Weeks 8 Weeks 8 Weeks
August 24 - December 11 August 24 - October 17 October 19 - December 12
Refund Schedule Before August 24
100%
Before August 24
100%
 
August 24 - September 3
100%
August 24 - September 3
100%
 
September 4 - September 10
100%
September 4 - September 10
70%
 
September 11 - September 17
60%
September 11 - September 17
50% with W
 
September 18 - September 24
40%
Starting September 18
0% with W
 
September 25 - October 1
20% with W
   
Starting October 2
0% with W
   
    Before October 19
100%
    October 19 - October 29
100%
    October 30 - November 5
70%
    November 6 - November 12
50% with W
    Starting November 13
0% with W

Health Sciences Important Dates and Drop/Refund Schedules for Past Semesters: