Withdrawing from Classes or School

While the number of students who decide to withdraw from all classes during a term at UC Berkeley is low, individual circumstances may lead you to consider this option. Reasons for withdrawal may include illness, a family emergency, or the need to take a break from school. It is important to consider a number of factors before making your decision about withdrawal.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from Summer Sessions, please see the section below on summer, as the way we recalculate aid eligibility for dropped coursework in summer is different from the fall and spring terms during the nine-month academic year.

Factors to Consider in Making a Decision to Withdraw