Notice of Withdrawal – FOR SPS STUDENTS ONLY


Complete this Notice of Withdrawal form if you intend to drop all of your courses this term. All fields with an asterisk are required. You can locate your C-Number/PID in your Academic Profile at Student Services Online (SSOL) ( There is a drop down menu under "Show My Name and Personal Data". Click on "Hide My Name and Personal Data" and then click on "Update My View". A non-refundable, $75 fee is applied to all withdrawals. To see if you are entitled to a refund, please visit Withdrawal & Tuition Refund Schedule for the fall and spring terms or this site for the summer sessions. Please check your account on Student Services Online (SSOL) approximately two weeks after submission to pay your remaining balance, view refund information or request a refund.

You may pay your bill either online through SSOL or send checks payable to Columbia University, Student Account Payment, 210 Kent Hall, 1140 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 10027. Please be sure to include your UNI or PID, also known as your C-Number. If you are entitled to a refund, refunds are automatic for all School of Professional Studies programs except American Language Program and Auditors/Lifelong Learners. Students in the ALP or auditing programs should log onto SSOL to request a refund after the withdrawal has been processed. There must be a credit balance on the account in order for a refund to be processed. For those who will receive an automatic refund and do not have direct deposit set up, please log onto SSOL to see where your check will be mailed.

Students enrolled in both full term and partial term, or in multiple, partial term online Business Certification courses are NOT ELIGIBLE for the partial term withdrawal refund schedules. Students who wish to drop partial term courses must do so during the Change of Program periods associated with each of those partial terms. If students drop individual, partial term courses after the partial term Change of Program periods, they will be responsible for the full cost of the course.

This Withdrawal is for:

The Notice of Withdrawal takes effect on the date of submission. In rare exceptional cases, if a student cannot submit the form in a timely manner, the student may petition for an exception. Exception requests should include concrete documentation showing that he/she attempted to withdraw prior to the date of submission. Documented exception requests must be submitted in writing to within 7 business days after the submission of the Notice of Withdrawal.