Late Drop Information


Due to the shelter in place order there are some changes in drop/withdrawal petitions. Please read the instructions carefully. 
Please note that withdrawal petitions will be honored based on the date of the first signature, not on the date we receive them or process them.
Students are notified of approval or denial by MySJSU message (not email).



Late Drop or Withdrawal from the Semester?

If you are dropping ALL COURSES for the current semester, use the petition to Withdraw from the Semester. If you are enrolled in only 1 class, please use the withdrawal petition.

Continue participating in class during the late drop procedure. For Late Drops submitted through week 13 of the semester, the decision will be sent via a mySJSU message within one to three weeks of submission. However, it may take up to two weeks for your approval to show up on your official records. Instructor's signature and submission of the petition do not guarantee approval!

Read the information below before completing a Late Drop Petition:

  • If an event/circumstance occurs in your life that could not have been expected and/or is serious enough to affect your academic performance, we do encourage you to submit a drop petition. 
  • Dropping a class could affect your Financial Aid.
    Students who fail to complete a minimum of 6 units per term may jeopardize their eligibility. Check out the Financial Aid Academic Progress Policies for more information.
  • Avoid Judicial Consequences: Provide Official Documentation from all appropriate offices - it will be verified!
    Falsifying documents may result in Expulsion, Suspension and Probation. Check out the Judicial Affairs website for more information.
  • Visit Academic Advising & Retention Services or your  College Student Success Center each term to ensure academic success!
    Make an appointment to see an advisor each term to ensure academic success.
  • Late drops may not be used to prevent failure or to manipulate your GPA.
  • Carefully review theLate Drop Policy to learn more about acceptable circumstances for a late drop!
  • Complete Late Drop Petition