Add/Withdrawal Policies


California State University Dominguez Hills’ policies for requesting course drops, withdrawals and refund of fees are found in the University Catalog and on the College of Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) website. B.S. Organizational Leadership students should use these guidelines and procedures to request a drop or withdrawal. Acting in a timely fashion is important to ensure that a drop or withdrawal after week 2 is approved and a “W” assigned by the University.

  • During Weeks 1—3 of the session, student can drop a course by submitting the Add/Drop Course Form to or by fax to 310-516-3971 to the CCPE Registration Office.

  • During Weeks 4—14 a withdrawal/drop request must include a serious and compelling reason (circumstances outside student’s control). Student must obtain permission from the Instructor of record and Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration and Public Policy; complete and submit a Petition for Exception form with $10.00 processing fee. Providing evidence in support of the reason is highly recommended for approval of request (such as copy of relevant notifications from employer for assignment changes, medical provider for illness, public safety for accident-related reason).

  • During Week 15, withdrawal is not permitted except in such cases as serious illness or accident where the cause for withdrawal is beyond a student’s control. Documentation of accident or serious illness is required. Approval of Instructor and Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration and Public Policy must be obtained. Complete and submit a “Petition for Exception” form with fee.

Refund of Fees Policy

Refer to College of Extended & International Education web page for refund schedule ►

Note that for a 15-week session:

  • 100% refund of fees (less $10.00 processing fee) if drop is processed before first day of session
  • 65% refund of fees if processed before 25% of course elapsed
  • After 25% of session elapsed no fees refunded

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