is the student’s responsibility to initiate and complete the necessary
procedures for making course schedule changes such as adding, dropping,
and withdrawing from a course. These changes must be
performed by the student’s advisor online or in the Registrar’s Office
with a completed “Add/Drop Form” in accordance to deadlines in the academic calendar.
The deadline for adding a course or a physical activity PACT course to a student’s schedule is
the first Monday after classes begin. Any student adding a course after this
deadline must secure the explicit written consent of the instructor and approval by the Registrar.
Additions made after the deadline are subject to a $100 late fee.
Departmental placement policies may authorize transitions from certain
courses to other courses within the same discipline beyond this deadline
without a late fee assessment. Internships for a course grade may be added to replace a fourth course through the tenth day of classes without a late fee. Students may add dance, music, and theatre arts activity classes (DANA/MUSA/TARA) without a late fee through the tenth day of classes.
Dropping a Course
The deadline for dropping a course from a student's schedule without having that course appear on their academic
transcript is the fifth Friday of classes.
Withdrawing From a Course
After the fifth Friday of classes and until the tenth
Friday of classes, a student may withdraw from a course with a grade of
W. A grade of W does not count towards the (semester or
cumulative) GPA computation. After the deadline for withdrawing a student
may not withdraw from a course.
Students who register for a course but
never attend classes for that course are still required to initiate and
complete the necessary course drop or course withdrawal procedure
outlined above. Simply not attending class does not guarantee a
student’s automatic removal from that course and may even result in
the grade of F for that course.