Santa Clara University

Drop Policies

Always check the Academic Calendar for the most current drop dates.

Special drop policies apply to one-unit and Saturday MBA courses; see individual pages for details.

Tuition Refunds

Refund schedule is found at the right of the page. The date on which a student formally withdraws or drops a class will be the effective date on which any refund of tuition will be determined, not the last date of attendance by the student.

Students who fail to drop a course, even if they do not attend, or fail to notify the University of his/her intent to withdrawal, regardless of the reason, will be responsible to pay all tuition and fee charges reflecting on the account once the withdrawal/drop is processed. Informing your Dean, academic department, or your instructor does not constitute withdrawal.

To protect yourself and your family against financial loss due to an unexpected medical condition, please refer to the Dewar's website for information on the tuition insurance plan offered by SCU.

Refund of tuition will be calculated according to the following schedule:

  • 100% if course dropped by 5:00 pm on the Friday* of the first week of classes
  • 50% if course dropped by 5:00 pm on the Friday* of the second week of classes
  • 25% if course cropped by 5:00 pm on the Friday* of the third week of classes
  • No further refunds after the third week

All dates/schedules are subject to change by the University, without notice.

* Students without registration holds may have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, if dropping courses via eCampus. Please note: the University cannot be held responsible for website outages.

Any association/course fee will not be refunded after the first week of the quarter. The registration fee is non-refundable once initial registration is made.

How to Drop a Class
Students are responsible for checking the Academic Calendar for correct deadline dates.
  • Log on to eCampus

  • Go to "Enroll in a Class" : Add/Drop/Swap a Class

  • Click on "Drop/Update Classes" at the bottom of the page

  • Select the "Drop" action

  • Enter the class section number in the field provided

  • Click on the yellow "Submit" button

  • Click on "OK" after you have verified that the information is correct

  • Go back to "View My Schedule" and be sure that the "Enrollment Status" is "Dropped"

  • Need more help? Contact the Graduate Business Programs Academic Support and Records Office at 408-554-5485 during regular business hours.

  • Go to eCampus [SCU password required] Go

Links to eCampus
Use eCampus Student Center to:

• register, add / drop classes
• update your address
• review your transcript
—and more

For help in using eCampus, check the Student Center Information Guide (in PDF) or contact Information Technology at 408-554-5700.

Link to eCampus/Student Center Go

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