Drop or Withdraw from a Course


Dropping a course is done before the official date of record each semester. Please note, a drop on or after the official date of record is no longer considered a drop, but a withdrawal. The official date of record is cited in NCTC's Academic Calendar

How to Drop a Course

To drop a course, a student can do any of the following.

  • Go to MyNCTC and drop the course
  • Visit the Admissions/Registrar's Office in person to fill out a drop form
  • Meet with your advisor and fill out a drop form

How to Withdraw from a Course

To Withdraw from a course on or after the official date of record and before the Withdraw deadline stated in the Academic Calendar a student can do any of the following.

  • Go to MyNCTC and submit the Course Withdrawal Request on the Student Services tab
  • Visit the Admissions/Registrar's Office in person to fill out a Withdrawal form
  • Meet with an advisor and fill out a Withdrawal form

If a student receives financial aid, they should contact the Financial Aid office before withdrawing.

All course withdrawals must be requested on or before the posted withdrawal deadline. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the withdrawal deadline for each semester. If paper requests are not signed or do not include all information, it may not be processed.

Online Requests

If the Admissions/Registrar's Office should receive the request online, the form will be processed within 24 - 48 hours.  The student should receive an email confirmation that the withdrawal has been processed. If the student does not receive an email, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Admissions/Registrar’s Office for confirmation. The student is responsible for verifying the email was received by the Admissions/Registrar's Office prior to the last day to withdrawal.

It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from any course they do not wish to attend. Any student who stops attending classes and who does not officially withdrawal may be assigned a final grade of "F".

Dual Credit Students

Dual Credit students must complete the Dual Credit Withdraw form and submit it to the Dual Credit Office. All petitions are maintained and processed through Admissions/Registrar’s Office.

 Download the Dual Credit Withdraw form