Orientation – Add Drop

Add, Drop, Withdrawal and Cancellation

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

January 17

September 4

Open add/drop period ends

Last day to drop a class (Part time students) and receive 90% refund on tuition

January 21-24

September 5-11

Add period; instructor approval required

January 24

September 11

Drop deadline (full semester courses); all students

Add deadline (full semester courses); all students

Last day to drop a class (part-time students) and receive a 60% refund on tuition

February 7

September 25

Last day to withdraw from a class (part-time students) and receive a 40% refund on tuition

March 26

November 5

Class withdrawal deadline for full-semester courses

Winter 2015-2016

Tradtional Session

December 28, 2015 – January 11, 2016

Course drop w/ refund: 100% prior to second class meeting
60% prior to third class meeting
Course Withdrawal Deadline: January 5
Credit/No Credit Deadline: January 5

One-week classes

Course drop w/ refund: 100% prior to second class meeting
60% prior to third class meeting
Course Withdrawal Deadline: 4th day of class
Credit/No Credit Deadline: 4th day of class

Online Course

Course drop w/ refund: 100% prior to second class meeting
60% prior to third class meeting
Course Withdrawal Deadline: 4th day of class
Credit/No Credit Deadline: 4th day of class

Adding Courses

Students may add full-semester courses through the first week of the semester without written approval. During the second week, courses may be added with written approval from the instructor.

Students may add less-than-full-semester courses prior to the first day of the class. During the first week, the course may be added with written approval from the instructor.

In all cases, it is the responsibility of students to confer with their advisor before making changes to their schedule.

In all cases, add requests are official only with final approval by the Registrar’s Office.

Dropping Courses

Dropping a course or courses should be carefully considered and undertaken only after discussion with the student’s academic advisor. Any reduction in course load may affect a student’s eligibility for financial aid, participation in intercollegiate athletics, health insurance, etc. Full-time students who are carrying less than a full-time course load, minimum 12 credits, at the end of the add/drop period, will be revised to a part-time enrollment status.

Students may drop full-semester courses through the first two weeks of the semester.

Students may drop less-than-full-semester courses within the first week of class.

In all cases, it is the responsibility of students to confer with their advisor before making changes to their schedule.

In all cases, drop requests are official only with final approval by the Registrar’s Office. Courses dropped by the established dates will not appear on a student’s permanent academic record. Courses not dropped officially by the deadline will appear on his/her academic record with the appropriate grade assigned.

Withdrawing From Courses

If a student wishes to reduce his/her course load after the deadline for dropping the course, they must obtain a course withdrawal form from the Registrar’s Office.

The course withdrawal form requires the signature of his/her academic advisor, as well as a grade from his/her instructor. The instructor will indicate a grade of WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing) on the form. The WP grade will be used only when (a) the student is passing the course or (b) the instructor has insufficient evidence for measuring his/her performance at the time of withdrawal. The WP/WF grade will be recorded on the student’s permanent transcript but will not be used in calculating his/her grade point average. The completed form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

The course withdrawal deadline for full semester courses is no later than the 10th week of the semester. The course withdrawal deadline for less-than-full semester courses is no later than the end of the second third of the course. If a student has not withdrawn officially from a course before the deadline, the course will appear on his/her academic record with the appropriate grade assigned.

If a student cannot complete a course in the last two weeks of classes, he/she is encouraged to consult with their instructor in regards to an “incomplete” grade obtain a grade of “Incomplete” from your instructor. Instructors must file an Incomplete Grade Form with the Registrar’s Office and give a copy to the student. If granted, the student is responsible for completing the work within six weeks after the beginning of classes of the first full semester following the granting of the “incomplete grade.” If a grade is not submitted to the Registrar’s office by the deadline, an official grade of “F” will be recorded.

Course Changes or Cancellations

The University reserves the right to change the time a course is offered, and it reserves the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient student demand for the course.

 

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