Contact Information

Enrollment Center
Phone: 651-450-3503
Location: College Center
Fax: 651-450-3677



Add, Drop, and Withdraw

Withdraw/Refund Schedule

Spring Semester 2015

For full-term classes and other classes that begin during the first week of the term:
January 12-16 100% refund
After January 16, a total withdrawal from all of your classes is required to receive a partial refund:
January 17-26 75% refund
January 27-February 2 50% refund
February 3-9 25% refund
After February 9 No refund
Classes beginning after January 16:
Within one business day of course start 100% refund
After the first additional business day No refund

Registration Dates

The college's academic calendar indicates important dates for registration.  For spring semester 2015, registration will open for current and returning students on October 13 and for new students on November 3.

Adds (adding classes)

This means any registration that adds a class to your schedule. Adding includes initial registration, additional registration, or substituting one class for another. Adds must be completed within 5 business days of the first day of the semester and must be completed online via E-Services.

Drops (dropping classes)

This refers to removing a class from your schedule with a full refund and without a "W" grade on your transcript. All drops must be completed online by 11:59pm on the fifth business day of the start of the term.


This refers to withdrawing from a class or classes after the fifth business day from the start of the term through the withdrawal deadline. A "W" grade will appear on your transcript for all withdrawals after this date and there is no refund for partial withdrawals. Refunds are only given if you withdraw from all your classes; refunds are reduced according to the Withdraw/Refund Schedule above. Withdrawals may be submitted online through E-Services or in writing via email, fax, or in person to the Enrollment Center. The effective date for refund purposes is the date the withdrawal request is received.

Last Day to Withdraw

The last day to withdraw from a course is calculated as the day on which 80% of the course has elapsed.  To view the last day to withdraw for a specific course, visit the Course Search page in E-Services.  Once you search for a course, click on the course title to view additional details about the course, including last day to withdraw.  See additional information about course withdrawals below under "Withdrawal."  

Confirming Your Add or Withdraw

For online adds, drops and withdrawals, all transactions must be completed through the confirmation phase or they are not considered processed. The transaction is completed when you receive a confirmation message in red that reads: "Your request was processed successfully." To assure that your request is processed successfully, view your schedule below the confirmation message. If your schedule has not been changed, repeat the process. If you need assistance, call 651-450-3503 during business hours.

How Withdraw Affects Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to withdrawing from classes. Course withdrawals appear as a grade of “W” on a transcript and count against a student’s course completion rate, which can negatively impact satisfactory academic progress.  For more information about satisfactory academic progress, see the Inver Hills Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Tuition refund policy

Students who receive confirmation of total withdrawal from the Enrollment Center are eligible for refunds according to the published refund schedule for the term. Refund checks generally take two to three weeks to process and return to the student. For detailed information on Refunds, visit the Refunds section in the Enrollment Center section of the website.

Drop for non-payment

Depending on when you register, you must pay tuition by the appropriate deadline or you may be dropped from your classes. Visit the Tuition and Payment page for deadlines and other payment information. You will not be dropped from your classes if the Enrollment Center has received authorization for payment by an outside agency, you have filed for Financial Aid, or you have set up a FACTS payment plan by the payment deadline.