Dropping Courses

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Drop or Withdraw from Academic Courses

This process will walk you through dropping or withdrawing yourself from academic courses through myCWI.

Please see the academic calendar for deadlines. If you are dropping a course after census you will receive a W grade and may owe back financial aid if applicable. 

For questions regarding aid contact financialaid@cwi.edu. For questions regarding account balances please contact studentaccounts@cwi.edu.

Partial Withdrawal: Completing a partial withdrawal can be done online through myCWI. Please follow the steps below to complete the withdrawal process.

Complete Withdrawal: If we are beyond the 10th day of classes during fall and spring or the 5 day of summer you will not be able to do a complete withdrawal through myCWI; you must complete a withdrawal form

Note: If you are an international student, on academic suspension, or receiving VA educational benefits, you may not be able to drop your courses through myCWI. It's highly recommended that you contact your advisor, international student advisor or veteran services coordinator prior to dropping your courses.

***If you need assistance in withdrawing from your courses please visit any One Stop Student Services location, call 208.562.3000 or email registrar@cwi.edu.

Access Student Planning located within myCWI.


Select “My Toolkit”

Test My Toolkit screenshot of screen

Select “Student Planning”

Screenshot of My Toolkit for students with Plan and Register circled.

Select “Go to Plan and Schedule”

Screen shot of My Toolkit for students


Calendars typically default to the current semester. If a calendar other than the current calendar appears you can choose the correct calendar by scrolling left or right.

Screen shot of Toolkit - View your progress


Your current courses should appear with a drop option showing. If the option is greyed out you have missed the drop deadline for the course.

Screen shot of Plan your degree and register

Choose drop on the course you would like to withdraw from. A pop up box will appear asking the reason you are dropping and if you want to drop any additional courses.

Screenshot of Register and Drop Sections Select and option click update button

Use the drop down “Select an Option” area to give your reason for dropping. Once you have selected a reason you can choose another course to drop or choose update to save your change.

If the drop was successful the course will no longer be listed on your calendar or in the list on the left.

For additional questions regarding how dropping/withdrawing from courses may affect your student account please reach out to financialaid@cwi.edu or studentaccounts@cwi.edu

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