Dropping Courses and Refunds

We are aware that circumstances may keep you from taking courses in our program.  Our deadlines follow the Nonstandard University Schedule, because our course start/end dates vary from the rest of campus.  There are strict policies in place for cancelling, dropping, and withdrawing from courses.  These policies also affect the refund, if any, that you will receive.

If you are unclear as to which situation applies to you, please reach out to your advisor by emailing imba-support@illinois.edu

Terminology

  • Cancellation is when student signs up for courses and decides they no longer want to attend the University for that term. You may cancel registration before the first day of instruction for the semester provided you have neither attended any classes nor received any related student services. 100% of tuition and fee charges are relieved if cancellation is requested by the semester deadline.
  • Withdrawal means dropping all courses for the entire term after the first date of instruction. Once you have attended a class or used campus services, you may not cancel you registration. A withdrawal from the University must be processed.
  • Drop means dropping one or more courses while remaining actively enrolled in at least one course that same semester.

Refunds

If you drop or withdrawal, you may still owe tuition toward the classes you were signed up for.

The iMBA program follows the Non-Standard Course Schedule, meaning we do not follow the rest of the campus for start/end dates of our courses.  The non-standard deadlines are based on the number of calendar days, not week days. If you make no payment, and then withdraw from the university or drop courses, you are liable for the full amount of tuition and fees originally assessed less applicable refunds.

It is important you pay attention to the start/end dates of your courses and know whether they are a 4 or 8 weeks in length.

Dates

For your convenience, we have created a Course Refund Guide with specific cancellation/withdraw/drop dates so you know exactly what refund you can expect:

Policy

If you would like to know the policy in general, tables are below that show the specific dates in which a course must be withdrawn from or dropped in order to receive a refund.

Withdrawing from an iMBA Course
Refund Non-standard 4-week Non-standard 8-week
   90% Days 1-6
   80% Days 1-6 Days 7-13
   70% Days 14-20
   60% Days 7-14
   50% Days 21-27
   40% Days 15*-20 Days 28*-34
    0% Days 21 & after Day 35 & after

*Will receive a “W” grade (Withdrawal) on your transcript if you withdraw or drop on or after this day.

Dropping an iMBA Course
Refund Non-standard 4-week Non-standard 8-week
   100% By midnight day 4 By midnight day 6
    0% Days 5-14
Days 15*-28
Days 7-27
Days 28*-64

*Will receive a “W” grade (Withdrawal) on your transcript if you withdraw or drop on or after this day.

Please visit the Nonstandard Guide for Dropping or Withdrawing through the Office of the Registrar if you would like more information.

Please note: Captstone courses (both Specializations and Program) are not included in the above tables because they are taken for 0 credit hours and do not affect any tuition fees.

Withdrawal from iMBA Course

*Will receive a “W” grade (withdrawal) on your transcript.

Dropping an iMBA Course

*Will receive a “W” grade (withdrawal) on your transcript.

For a complete information, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Course Refund Guide.

Please note: Captstone courses (both Specialization and Program) are not included in the above tables because they are taken for 0 credit hours and do not affect any tuition fees.