An official withdrawal occurs when you, as an enrolled student, decide you must leave the University in a given term. If you must leave, you are required to notify the University and then cease attendance in all classes and/or academic activities.
To officially withdraw you must complete the appropriate steps as indicated below.
Carefully Review the Withdrawal Policy
To make an informed decision, carefully read the withdrawal policy before you decide to withdraw.
Review the Potential Impact(s) of a Withdrawal from UNC-Chapel Hill
A Withdrawal has several important potential impacts that may apply to you:
Consult with your Academic Advisor or Academic Dean’s Office if you have questions or would like to better understand your options.
Complete the Withdrawal form with all supporting documentation
To initiate an official withdrawal from the University, please click here for the appropriate steps and procedures.
A cancellation occurs when you, prior to the first day of class, decide you cannot or will not attend the University. Prior to the first day of classes in a semester, you may cancel your registration. All courses for which you have registered are then removed from your registration and will not appear on your transcript.
The University will only cancel registration for students who have not attended any courses. If you have never attended a single class, and classes have begun, you must request a cancellation of your registration through your academic adviser or dean’s office.
Click here for more information on cancellations.