Canceling Your Registration

Prior to 11:59 PM CST the day before the first day of instruction for a semester, you may cancel your registration and be relieved of all tuition and fee charges.

You may cancel your registration in one of the following ways:

  • Online using Student Self-Service.  The Enhanced Registration option allows you to drop ALL classes for a semester until approximately 10 days before instruction begins.  With the Classic Registration, once you have dropped all but your last class using the Add/Drop Classes option (you will not be permitted to drop your last class), use the Cancel Registration option and complete all verifications to indicate your intent to cancel your registration. This electronic notification is time-stamped and must be submitted no later than the midnight before the first day of instruction to be eligible for cancellation.
  • By submitting a request for cancellation of registration to the Office of the Registrar. The request must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of instruction of the term you wish to cancel. Requests by mail should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar, 901 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL 61801 or emailed to registration@illinois.edu from your @illinois.edu email account.
  • In person at the Records Service Center (901 West Illinois Street, Suite 140) by 5:00 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of instruction of the term you wish to cancel.

If you cancel your registration and do not plan to return for a future term, you must also cancel any future courses for which you have registered. If you either attend a class or use campus services and then wish to leave the University, you must officially withdraw.