Request Class Withdrawal

After the drop period has ended (typically after the second week of classes, consult the Academic Calendar for exact dates), you can request to withdraw (with a W) from eligible class(es) using the Class Withdrawal process in Albert.

  • Requests will be automatically sent to your department/advisor for review.
    • You may be required to meet with your advisor to discuss your class withdrawal request; your advisor and/or department will reach out to you if this is the case. 
    • Note that in all cases, withdrawal requests will not be processed unless approved by your advisor.
  • Before changing your class schedule, always remember to talk with your advisor and review the refund schedule.
  • This online process replaces the paper Drop/Add form. 
  • This process is not for dropping all of your classes. To drop all your classes in a term, use the Term Withdrawal form in Albert.
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  1. In your Albert Student Center, click the “Enrollment: Drop” link within the drop down menu.
  2. Select the term of the class you want to withdraw from and click “Continue.”
  3. If the drop period has ended, a pop-up message will appear letting you know that you can now request a class withdrawal.
  4. Click the “Request Class Withdrawal” button to start the withdrawal request process.
  5. Select the class(es) for withdrawal and choose a withdrawal reason for each class selected.  Please note: Click the “Term Withdrawal” link if you need to: withdraw from all of your classes, withdraw completely from the University, or request a leave of absence.
  6. Carefully read the “Notice of Responsibility” and then click the “Submit Request” button to submit the class withdrawal request.
  7. A verification pop-up message will appear; click “Yes” to continue or “No” to return.  Note that once you click yes, you can not cancel your withdrawal request.
  8. After you click yes, a pop up message will appear informing you that the class withdrawal request was submitted; you will also receive this information via email to your NYU email address. Click “OK” to finish the request process.

Note that requests take 5-7 business days to process. You can reach out to your advisor or department administrator should you have questions about the status of your request.