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Complete Withdrawal FAQS

Q: Why won’t the system allow me to drop my only class or all my classes for a specific term online without submitting a withdrawal request?

A: Because dropping your only class or all of your classes is considered withdrawing for the term in question and should be processed as such.  Submitting a Withdrawal Request ensures that all appropriate offices are notified of your decision.

Q: Whom can I contact if I have questions about the withdrawal process?

A: The best place to start is with your Dean’s Office.  If you do not belong to a college, begin with the Office of the Registrar in Carnegie Hall Room 101.

Q: How long after withdrawing, is my Drake ID Card and my Drake Email active for University facilities and services?

A: The deactivation of a student’s Drake ID Card is effective once the withdrawal request has been fully processed by the Office of the Registrar.  This could be within the same day the request is made.  Students will lose access and privileges that are tied to their ID Card such as access to residences halls, dining halls, Bell Center, printing, entering restricted areas, or unlocking doors after hours.  A student’s Drake email access ceases one year after the end of the term for which they were last enrolled.

Q: How do I return to Drake University after submitting a complete withdrawal?

A: Contact your Dean’s Office.  

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