Administrative Withdrawals

Entry Level Writing Requirement

The University of California requires every undergraduate student to demonstrate college-level proficiency in English composition. Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing Requirement is a prerequisite to all other undergraduate courses in English. If the requirement has not been satisfied by the end of your third quarter, and you were not required to take courses for non-native speakers of English in the Linguistics program, you may be disenrolled from the University. For further information, see the Entry Level Writing Requirement.


A student will be placed on probation or subject to disqualification for failure to meet qualitative or quantitative standards of scholarship. Students should go to their college Dean’s office for information and academic advising regarding probation and dismissal.

Dismissal for either qualitative or quantitative reasons is the decision of the college Dean. Such dismissal is from the University of California system and not simply the college or the UC Davis campus. Dismissed students will automatically receive a full refund of tuition and fees for the term.

Students who have been dismissed but wish to be readmitted to the UC Davis campus must submit an Undergraduate Readmission Application and any contractual agreement made with the college.

Student Support and Judicial Affairs

Student Support and Judicial Affairs (SSJA) may notify the Office of the University Registrar to administratively withdraw a student due to disciplinary action. Administrative withdrawals are subject to the Schedule of Refunds as determined by the date the notification is received from SSJA. For more information, see the SSJA.

Drop for Non-Payment

The Drop for Non-Payment process occurs for both undergraduate and graduate students who do not pay their fees by the published deadlines.

Students who no longer wish to remain enrolled in classes for the term must complete a Cancellation/Withdrawal form. They should not use or expect the drop for non-payment process to remove them from their classes, or release them from their financial responsibility and obligations for the term.