It’s important to know why there is need to withdraw from a class or a subject since it is an essential decision about career one makes. Students withdraw due to several reasons, but the most valid reason is to know if a particular subject is suitable to your interest or career. If you start disliking any class or subject in the initial weeks of your course, you are not too late to withdraw from it.
Students usually decide to withdraw when they start feeling uncomfortable or hardship with the subject. It’s always better to send a withdrawal letter instead of stop attending the classes.
You should or shouldn’t drop a subject or class?
Taking it as a serious matter, you must know the following strong reasons for leaving a subject or class.
- You are not capable to handle the workload and planning to cover a particular subject later.
- Your schedule of the classes is too hectic and unmanageable.
- A particular class is not relevant to your degree.
- You finally get to know that it is not suitable for your career and you went for it by mistake.
- You are unable to bear the expenses for all classes at the moment.
- You can’t cover your syllabus as you are far behind in it.
The Process of Withdrawal
Request Letters to Drop a Subject/Class
(NAME OF THE SCHOOL/COLLEGE)
Sub: Application to drop a subject
With humble submission of this letter, I want to withdraw from (SUBJECT) that I chose as an
optional subject. At the time of joining, I wanted to enhance my knowledge however I feel it very difficult to cope with all subjects at a time. I am unable to manage even fundamentals of my course due to this pressure therefore, I have decided to drop this subject for now and concentrate only on main subjects.
I request you to kindly approve this application for the discontinuance of (SUBJECT) class. This will really help me to concentrate on other classes that are more suitable for me at this time.
Discontinuing a class due to change of interests
(NAME OF THE SCHOOL/COLLEGE)
Sub: Application to discontinue a class for changing interest
I have been attending (SUBJECT) classes since (MONTH, YEAR) as an optional subject to
enhance my skills. However, the classes have been proving to be the best for the ones who are interested but I find that I am losing my interest. I am unable to keep up with the class while it is on and prof. (NAME) remarks also made me realize that I should not continue anymore since I am not performing well.
I request you grant me your approval for discounting the classes so that I can come across other options that are more suitable to my choice and preferences.
I look forward to your positive response.
Application for discontinuing the course (From student)
March 29, 2019
Morden SM4 5 QX
Re: Discontinuation of Classes
Respected Sir/ Madam,
I’m Peter Kelvin a second-year student taking a diploma in Culinary Arts in your college. I write this letter as a request to discontinue classes from the end of this month.
Our family will relocate to the US; thus, I can’t continue with studies at Merton College.
I appreciate the support of lecturers, fellow students and other staff for the time I have been a student here.
Please guide me on the procedure.
Reg No. 3445/2018
+44 20 7012 8011
Formal letter for discontinuing from a course (From parent)
April 4, 2019
955 W Grande Rd
Chicago, IL 60415
The Ancona School
4770 S Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
Sub: Discontinuing classes
Dear Mr. Jefferson,
I write to inform you that our son, Derrick, a grade seven student at your school will withdraw from The Ancona School from May 1, 2019.
We’ll be moving our business to New Jersey from May 2019, and we’ll move the entire family to this new destination. We appreciate your cooperation and support all the time we’ve been in parents in your school.
Pass our regards to Mrs. Patrick, Derrick’s class teacher.
I have attached the relevant withdrawal documentation to this letter.
Once more thank you.
Things to consider before dropping a class / subject
Before the submission of the letter, you may have still have doubt whether you should really drop the subject or class. Below are some questions that you must ask yourself before taking the final decision.
- Will dropping the subject affect your degree, How?
- Are you leaving a subject that is important for your learning?
- Is it going to be an advantage or a disadvantage of your college/school experience?
- Do you have to cover the subject later in your course i.e. is it mandatory?
- Is the subject related to any other main subject of your course?
Once you have got answers to those questions, you are definitely going to take the right decision.
Related Formal Letters
School discontinue letter
- The student’s name
- Year of study
- Reason for leaving the school
- Effective date
College discontinue letter
- Your name and registration number
- Why you intend to discontinue college
- Your last day in college
Letter for leaving school permanently
- What motivated the decision
- Name of the student
- When they will leave school
- Any support you require from the school
Letter to withdraw a child from school
- The child’s name
- Parent name and address