Withdrawal Process

To withdraw from Southeast and all Southeast courses:

  • Students prior to the start of their first semester:
    • Email the Office of Admissions at admissions@semo.edu (using your Southeast email) with the following information:
      • Name
      • Southeast ID Number
      • Message saying you will not be attending Southeast
      • This allows us to assist you with cancelling the following items:
        • Housing Contract (if applicable)
        • Dropping registered courses (if applicable)
        • Cancelling financial aid awards or scholarship offers (if applicable)
        • Cancelling an orientation reservation (if applicable)
        • Cancelling a CampRedhawk reservation (if applicable)
  • All other students:
    • Check the Academic Calendar (semo.edu/registrar/calendar) for last day to drop a class.
    • Speak to your instructors and academic advisor to discuss your options.
    • Check the Refund Schedule (semo.edu/sfs/calendar) and contact Student Financial Services with any questions about how withdrawing may impact your bill, scholarships, or financial aid.
      • Dropping courses may result in financial aid being returned to the university, federal, or state sources.
      • Dropping courses may also result in being placed on financial aid warning, financial aid suspension, and/or losing the ability to renew scholarships.
    • Contact the Registrar’s Office to complete a Withdrawal Form or complete the course withdrawals through the portal:
      • Registration changes in the portal must occur between 7am-9pm.
      • If withdrawing through the portal, please review your schedule afterwards to make sure you have withdrawn from all registered coursework.
      • Withdrawn courses may appear as a W on your transcript. If you are withdrawing after the semester has begun, a withdrawal comment will appear on your transcript.
      • If you have preregistered for an upcoming semester and do not plan to attend, please make sure to withdraw from these courses as well.
      • For questions, contact the Registrar’s Office.
    • Speak with the following offices:
      • If you are living in a residence hall or have a meal plan, complete a Petition for Termination of Housing Contract form online or at the Office of Residence Life.
        • If you withdrew through the Registrar’s Office, please bring a copy of the Withdrawal Form you received to expedite the process.
        • Schedule an appointment with your Resident Assistant to check out of your room. Failure to do so will result in a charge to your student account.
      • Return your textbooks to Textbook Rental. Failure to do so by the semester deadline will result in charges to your student account.
      • If you have a parking permit, return your parking sticker to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for a possible partial credit of the cost.
      • If you are an international student on a F/J student visa, please meet with a Designated School Official at the Office of International Education and Services about your legal status.


Academic Hall 057
Registrar's Office
One University Plaza, MS 3760
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701