Financial and General Information
Dropping Courses, Refunds, and Withdrawal from the Program
MALS students who drop courses during a semester must complete an add/drop form, also available from the registrar’s office. The signatures of the instructor, adviser, and student are required for acceptance of the form. Deadlines for registration changes are published in the academic calendar. The date that the completed form is submitted to the registrar’s office is the effective date for determining any refund.
The refund of tuition is based on the effective date of withdrawal as determined by the college. More information and a detailed schedule (which refunds 90% after the first week of classes and no refund after the 9th week) is available here.
No deviations from the refund schedule will be made except in cases of extreme hardship, of which the college shall be the sole judge. The Administration Committee may, upon the recommendation of the MALS program director, approve petitions for such exceptions. Reed College’s refund policy is based in part on the fact that it is an institution with a semester-based program, and is not required to record attendance. The refund policy applies to all graduate students who drop or withdraw from courses during a semester, whether or not they have federal Title IV financial aid, except as noted in the section below.
Any student who wishes to withdraw formally from the MALS program must provide written notification to the MALS office. If the student is enrolled at the time of withdrawal, the student also must complete the add/drop form along with the program withdrawal form. Credit balances under $10 will not be refunded.