Withdrawing from all classes

To withdraw from the semester and bring your course load down to zero hours, click on forms to locate, download, and print the “Withdrawal” form. This form is also available in the:

  • Registrar’s Office in the Gammage Building
  • Office of Student Life in the University Union

Withdrawing from any given term (fall, winter, spring, or summer) at Northern Arizona University means reducing your course load to zero units only for that specific term. In most cases, students who withdraw from one term are eligible to enroll for the next term. For more information, check out our important dates and deadlines.

Before the “drop with ‘W’ deadline”

If you are enrolled and wish to withdraw from the term prior to the drop with a "W" deadline, you can officially withdraw using the on-line LOUIE system and no paperwork is necessary. Simply modify your schedule  by clicking on the “Drop a Class” link.

After the “drop with ‘W’ deadline”

If you would like to withdraw after the “drop with a ‘W’ deadline,” but before the last day to officially withdraw from the university, you will need to complete the “Withdrawal” form found at our forms page. No additional documentation is required. Submit your form to the Registrar's office in person, fax it to 928-523-1414, or mail to:

Registrar's Office
PO Box 4103
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4103

After the withdrawal deadline

If you withdraw from the university after the last day to officially withdraw, you will need to complete the Northern Arizona University “Withdrawal” form, which you can find on the forms page. The student must provide supporting documentation to substantiate the reason for withdrawing after the deadline. You can submit your form and supporting documentation one of four ways:

         Registrar's Office
         PO Box 4103
         Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4103

If you fail to officially withdraw, you may receive a grade of F in all of your classes and forfeit any or all deposits. Not attending courses for which you are enrolled does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor does it constitute an official drop.