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Leaving KU and/or the AEC

If you are currently enrolled or if you have pre-enrolled for next semester, and you do not plan to (or cannot) return to KU, please contact the AEC office about disenrolling.  This is very important because:

  • You are not automatically disenrolled (removed) from your pre-enrolled courses if you do not return to KU or the AEC.
  • You will be billed for your courses and fees even if you are not here and you do not attend any classes.
  • You will receive a grade of F in all of your classes.

If You are Currently Enrolled and Must Leave During a Semester

If you are at KU on a visa and you must leave, you must

A.  talk to an advisor at ISS, AND

B.  contact the AEC Office to complete a withdrawal form.

Tuition and fees are established by KU and may change each semester.  For updated information on tuition and fees, you may visit the AEC office or go to KU’s website at registrar.ku.edu. If you enroll in classes and then need to drop a course or withdraw from all your courses, you may still owe some money for the course(s). Please contact the AEC office or go to the KU website (registrar.ku.edu) for more information on refund deadlines.


If You are Pre-Enrolled for Next Semester and Will Not (or Cannot) Return

If you are at KU on a visa and you pre-enrolled for next semester, and then you decide that you will not return (or you cannot return):

A.  If you are in Lawrence, come to the AEC Office.

B.  If you are not in Lawrence, call the AEC or send an e-mail to aecood@ku.edu.

Tuition and fees are established by KU and may change each semester.  For updated information on tuition and fees, you may visit the AEC office or go to KU’s website at registrar.ku.edu. If you enroll in classes and then need to drop a course or withdraw from all your courses, you may still owe some money for the course(s). Please contact the AEC office or go to the KU website (registrar.ku.edu) for more information on refund deadlines.


If You are Leaving After a Semester and You are NOT Pre-Enrolled

If you are not pre-enrolled for next semester, and you want to leave KU/the AEC and you plan to leave the United States and not return, you do not need to do anything.  If you plan to leave KU/the AEC and go to another US university (i.e., transfer), make an appointment to talk to an advisor at ISS.


Questions about Leaving KU/the AEC?

This information is complex and can be confusing.  If you plan to leave KU/the AEC and you aren’t sure what to do, stop by the AEC office or make an appointment to see a cross-cultural advisor.


Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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