How do I drop classes?

If you're an undergraduate student who has only one class on your schedule and you want to drop it, you'll have to complete an undergraduate notice of withdrawal form and submit it to the Registrar's Office to be withdrawn from your course.

Exception: If you're on a co-op work term and you want to drop the last/only class from your schedule, you have two options:

  1. Request the drop by completing a course override form and submit it to the Registrar's Office, or
  2. Send an email to quest@uwaterloo.ca asking that the course be dropped from your schedule.

  1. Log in to Quest.
  2. Click Enroll.
    student's student center academics tab with arrow pointing to enroll link
  3. Click drop.
    enroll tab with my class schedule displayed and with drop tab circled
  4. If prompted, select the term and then click CONTINUE.
  5. Select the course(s) you want to drop and then click DROP SELECTED CLASSES.
    class selection with example RS 204 class selected and arrow pointing towards drop selected classes button
  6. Confirm your selection and click FINISH DROPPING to process your drop request. To exit without dropping the course(s), click CANCEL.
    drop classes selection confirmation page with arrow pointing towards finish dropping button
  7. View the message and status results of your drop request. If you have errors, click Fix Errors to make changes to your request. If you desire to see your revised class schedule, click MY CLASS SCHEDULE.drop classes view results with wd grade dropped message
  8. Your revised schedule for the term is displayed. Note the absence of the dropped course(s). Important: If you drop a course after the drop deadline date, "Enrolled" will appear under the Status column and a "WD" or "WF" will appear under the Grade column.