Discontinuance is dropping ALL classes for the current semester or term, and the student is no longer considered to be currently enrolled.* This may affect other areas of campus that require students to be enrolled in a certain number of credit hours (i.e., housing, financial aid, scholarships, the Student Health Center, employment, counseling services, computer labs, exercise facilities, etc.). The discontinuance counselor is available to consult regarding these issues.
Students who have registered for classes must officially discontinue and will be responsible for any applicable pro-rata tuition charges according to the date of discontinuance. (Refer to the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog for more information.)
The discontinuance process includes the following:
Discontinuance on or after the first day of class will result in a withdraw date being posted on the student's transcript.
International or multicultural students must obtain clearance from International Services or Multicultural Student Services (respectively) before discontinuing.
Students admitted only for evening classes must discontinue through the Office of Evening Classes (120 HCEB, 801-422-2872).
Law School students must initiate their discontinuance through the office of the Law School dean, 348-A JRCB.
*Warning: Continuing students who discontinue during a major semester (fall or winter) also need to submit a Continuing Student Enrollment and Scholarship Deferment Application. This can be found online at http://admissionsforms.byu.edu. Students who were newly admitted to the semester or term will lose their admission status when they discontinue and can contact the discontinuance counselor about reapplication.
Students who leave the university under emergency conditions and subsequently do not return still have the responsibility to discontinue before the discontinuance deadline. They should contact the Discontinuance Office at the earliest possible time.