We want you to be successful and achieve your educational goals while you are studying at Ball State. But we also understand that sometimes circumstances present obstacles. If your registration consists of all main campus courses, or a combination of main campus courses and online/distance education courses, before making any changes to your class schedule, stop by the Office of Retention and Graduation in the Student Center, Room L-20, or call 765-285-3312 to discuss the options available to you.

Should you find it necessary to withdraw from all classes, we will assist you with the paperwork and help you understand how your decision affects the following:

The earlier you contact the office, the more help we can provide. You can also find more information on the total withdrawal policy (PDF), including withdrawal after the automatic course withdrawal period because of extenuating circumstances.

Active Duty Military

If the military has called you to active duty, please refer to the military withdrawal policy.

Online and Distance Education Students

if you are an online and distance student and need to withdraw from your only or remaining online courses during a semester or term, please complete our Course and Total Withdrawal form. For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar.