Withdrawal

If you wish to discontinue enrollment after paying fees:

You must file a withdrawal form before the end of the current semester.

Do not drop all of your courses via LawReg. Your classes will be dropped for you automatically during the withdrawal process.

Do not stop payment on the check used to pay registration fees instead of filing the withdrawal form.

Before You File for Withdrawal

Understand that you must apply for readmission if you would like to return to UC Irvine Law School after withdrawing for one or more semesters. Go to the Readmission page or contact the Dean of Students for additional information.

Withdrawal Procedure

In Person

  • Pick up a withdrawal form from the Law School Registrar's Office. This duplicate form is not available online.
  • Fill out the STUDENT section of the form.
  • Obtain the required signature(s) and submit your signed form following the guidelines below.

     

    Obtain the signature of: Submit your signed form to:
    Dean of Students The Law Registrar's Office

     

    International Students also require a signature from the International Center.

  • The Law Registrar will submit the form to the University Registrar and a date-stamped copy of the approved form will be mailed to you. The amount of the refund is determined by the effective date of the withdrawal. This date is normally the date you initiate your withdrawal with your academic unit.
  • Your form will be routed to Financial Aid and Accounting.
  • If a refund is due and your account is set up for Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), Accounting issues your refund electronically. Otherwise, your refund check is typically issued within two weeks to your local address on record during the academic year.

By Mail

  • Contact the Law Registrar's Office in writing as soon as possible.
  • The Law Registrar sends the request to the Dean of Students. If approved, the form is routed to the University Registrar, Financial Aid and Accounting.
  • A date-stamped copy of the approved form will be mailed to you.

Allow at least five weeks for the withdrawal process if applying by mail.

Refunds

The Student Health Insurance fees are refundable only when the withdrawal form is submitted prior to the first day of the semester. Generally, this is prior to the first day of instruction. If you withdraw beginning the first day of a semester or thereafter, you will remain covered under the Student Health Insurance Plan for the remainder of the semester.

Late service charges are nonrefundable.

New Law Students

Through the first day of instruction, tuition is refunded in full, except for the Student Health Insurance fees as indicated above and a $10 service charge. On the second day of instruction and after, the Schedule of Refunds is applied to the balance of tuition paid.

Continuing Law Students

Through the first day of instruction, tuition is refunded in full, except for the Student Health Insurance fees as indicated above and a $10 service charge. On the second day of instruction and after, the Schedule of Refunds is applied to the balance of tuition paid.

Students Living in Campus Housing

Contact the UCI Housing Office regarding your contract and possible refund.

Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Continuing, readmitted and new students
who DO NOT receive Financial Aid
New students receiving federal Financial Aid
Percentage Days Percentage Days
100% 1 100% 1-7
90% 2-11 90% 8-14
50% 12-27 80% 15-28
25% 28-53 70% 29-35
0% 54 or more 60% 36-49
    50% 50-56
    40% 57-63
    0% 64 or more

For students on Financial Aid, federal regulations require students to maintain full-time enrollment throughout the stated loan period. If students have any interruptions or withdraw during the stated loan period, their funds will be returned to the lender and any remaining portion of the loan will be cancelled. Student fee refunds follow the schedule above but the appropriate refund is returned directly to the source of the withdrawing student’s Financial Aid. Any Financial Aid disbursed to the student to cover living expenses will also be affected by a withdrawal. Please contact the Law School Financial Aid Office.

Deadlines that fall on a weekend will be processed the following work day.

Part or the entire refund amount will be applied to any financial obligations you may owe to the University, such as financial aid, student loans, library fines, etc.

See the section on Fee Refunds in the UCI General Catalogue for more information.

How Your Withdrawal Will Be Recorded on Your Transcript

If your withdrawal form is submitted prior to the beginning of the semester, no record will appear on your transcript for that semester.

If your withdrawal form is submitted prior to finals, no notation will appear on your transcript. Once finals start, a withdrawal notice will appear on a transcript.