Students may not drop courses after the add/drop period ends, but they are given a limited amount of time in which they can officially withdraw from a course. Withdrawn courses remain on the transcript with a grade of “W.” This is not factored into your GPA, nor are credits earned for the course. Please note that withdrawals can impact satisfactory academic progress for students receiving financial aid. For more information, see financial aid's page.  

To withdraw from a course, email osa@gsb.columbia.edu requesting to be withdrawn. For withdrawal deadlines, please see the homepage of BOSS. Please note that withdrawal deadlines are dependent on the course type (Block week, A-term, B-term,  Full-term, etc.)