Office of the Registrar and Academic Records
Adds / Drops / Withdrawals
Students are responsible for adding and dropping their own classes and should follow the procedures below. No extra charge is made for adding or dropping classes.
Classes may be added during the scheduled registration periods. Students hoping to add a class that is closed are
encouraged to continue viewing seat availability through the MyPage student portal. The waitlist option is available to students registering for a closed class.
Classes may be dropped until the published drop deadline. Students dropping classes by the published deadline will receive a refund or adjustment of tuition. No entry is made on the student’s permanent record for classes when dropped by the published deadline. Exceptions to the drop policy may be made under extenuating circumstances. Please see Appeals for more information.
Students may withdraw from classes after the third week through the ninth week of a semester or within the first 60% of a 7 1/2 week term. For sessions shorter than 7 ½ weeks, see deadlines published in the Academic Calendar. Withdrawal from class after the third week of the semester or 20% of the term will be shown as a ‘W’ on the transcript and will not be calculated in the grade point average. No tuition refund/adjustment will be made for withdrawals. Exceptions to the withdraw policy may be made under extenuating circumstances. Please see Appeals for more information.
Administrative drops for non-attendance
To maximize registration opportunities for all students, students are required to attend the first class meeting of any regularly scheduled class that meets once per week or at least one of the first two class meetings of any regularly scheduled class that meets more than once per week. Students who are unable to attend the initial class meeting(s) as required must inform the instructor or department office, preferably in writing, that they intend to attend subsequent meetings and do not want to be dropped. Students who fail to attend initial class meeting(s) as required and who fail to contact the instructor in advance of the absence may be dropped from the course by the instructor. Students are required to log into online classes within the first five days of the term. Class accessibility begins on the first day of each term. Students are expected to access online classes the first day. Students must log into online classes within the first five days of the term or may be dropped to make space for other students.
Students enrolled in classes of high demand and/or limited availability are particularly vulnerable to a drop for nonattendance. Students who receive an Administrative Drop for Nonattendance will receive full credit for tuition paid. Dropping and reinstatement are at the instructor’s discretion during the first 20% of the term. (See Academic Calendar for specific calendar dates.) Students are NOT automatically dropped for non-attendance.
Failure to drop/withdraw
Students should not assume classes are automatically dropped for non-attendance or nonpayment. Students are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from classes they (a) are not attending, or (b) do not intend to complete in the current semester. Students who stop attending a course without completing the formal drop or withdrawal procedures by the published deadlines will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the course, and will receive a failing grade ‘E’ for the course with the last date of attendance Students should drop/withdraw as early in the semester as possible. Tuition will be charged for classes not dropped by the end of the third week of or 20% of the semester.