Resignation

If you are considering resigning for the term (academic withdrawal from all of your classes), please discuss your situation with your academic advisor, a Financial Aid counselor, or a staff member in the Office of Student Appeals to be certain you understand all of your options and obligations. 

The effective date of your resignation determines if you are eligible for an adjustment in the tuition and fees you were charged for the term.  The effective date of your resignation will normally be the date you notify the University by one of the methods described below.  You are responsible for satisfying all financial obligations accumulated until the time you officially resign.  The timing of your resignation also has an impact on how grades are recorded on your transcript.  The last day to resign from a term is when sixty percent of the term has passed. 

Dropping all courses BEFORE the end of the add/drop period

If you wish to drop all of your courses before the official end of the add/drop period, you should do so through Self Service or in the Office of the Registrar, G-1 Thackeray Hall. You must do this even if you are only registered for one course or one credit.

If you drop all of your courses before the end of the add/drop period, you will not be liable for your term tuition and fees and your registration will become void.  The courses will not be recorded on your transcript for the term.  

If you have housing and/or meal plan charges, you must notify Panther Central immediately.

Dropping all courses AFTER the end of the add/drop period and BEFORE 60% of the term has passed

If you wish to resign from all of your courses after the end of the add/drop period but before sixty percent of the term has expired, you must do so through the Student Appeals Office:

 

  • In person at G-12 Thackeray Hall, Monday to Thursday  8:30 AM to 4:45 PM and Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM, or 
  • By calling the Resignation Hotline at 412-624-7585, twenty-four hours a day, including weekends and holidays. The message on this line will ask you for basic information.  If you call outside of normal business hours, someone will listen to your message and call you back to verify the information you provide, or
  • By sending an email to resignation@cfo.pitt.edu. Please include:
    • Full name
    • Seven digit PeopleSoft Student ID number
    • Daytime phone number
    • The term from which you intend to resign
    • The reason you are resigning

You must do this even if you are only registered for one course or one credit.

You may be responsible for paying a percentage of your term tuition and fee charges, which will be adjusted in accordance with the official University Title IV Refund Policy.

 
If you have housing and/or meal plan charges, you must notify Panther Central immediately; they will advise you about your eligibility for pro-rating housing and meal plan charges.

   
You will be issued "R" grades on your transcript, denoting resignation. "R" grades do not count toward your degree or grade point average. Resignation at this point in the term may affect your eligibility for future financial aid

Dropping all your courses AFTER the resignation period (sixty percent of the term) has passed


Students must withdraw from their classes through the appropriate Dean's Office.
There will be no financial adjustment for withdrawing, meaning you will be responsible for paying 100% of your term tuition and fees.

If you have housing and/or meal plan charges, you must notify Panther Central  immediately; they will advise you about your eligibility for pro-rating housing and meal plan charges.

   
You will be issued “W” grades on your transcripts, denoting withdrawal.  “W” grades do not count toward your degree or grade point average.  Withdrawal at this point in the term may affect your eligibility for future financial aid.    

Summer Term Resignations

Summer Term resignations are handled on a case-by-case basis and are dependent upon the different sessions for which the student is registered.

Additional Information

For more information regarding Resignation, please refer to Policy 09-05-08 Termination of Registration  and Title IV Refund Policy.


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