Withdrawing from the University
Use this checklist if you plan to leave the University of Minnesota for one semester or longer. You do not need to complete this checklist if you are leaving for a Study Abroad or National Student Exchange program.
Speak to a One Stop counselor
If you have financial aid, you may be required to repay all or part of your financial aid, including scholarships, grants, work study, and loans. If you are transferring to another institution, you may need to cancel your financial aid at the University of Minnesota in order to be awarded financial aid at your new school.
Contact your academic adviser and/or college.
If you plan to return to the University, you may need to complete a Leave of Absence form. Other college requirements may be necessary to follow before you depart. Graduate students should contact the Graduate School for important information on withdrawal. NOTE: Taking incompletes and finishing your course work at a later time may be a better option than withdrawing for some students. You are advised to discuss this option with your adviser/college office.