It is the student's responsibility to initiate and complete the necessary procedures for making course schedule changes such as adding, dropping, and withdrawing from courses. All of these changes must be performed using the "Add/Drop" form obtained from the student’s advisor. In order for the requested course schedule change to be effective, the completed form with appropriate signatures must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4:30 p.m. on the published deadline date.
Adding. The deadline for adding a course to a student’s schedule is one week from the start of classes. Any course addition must be reported using the "Add/Drop" form and be signed by the student, the student’s advisor, and a representative from the Office of the Registrar. Any student adding a course after the first week must secure the explicit written consent of the instructor and will be assessed 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.
Dropping. Students may drop a course without having that course appear on their academic transcripts at any point up to Friday of the fourth full week of the semester. Any course drop must be reported using the "Add/Drop" form and be signed by the student, the student’s advisor, and a representative from the Office of the Registrar.
Withdrawal. From the close of the drop period through the Friday of the eighth full week of the semester, a student may withdraw from a course with a grade of W. A grade of W will not be used in the calculation of the (semester or cumulative) grade point average. Any course withdrawal must be reported using the "Add/Drop" form and be signed by the student, the student’s advisor, and a representative from the Office of the Registrar. After the eighth week of class, a student will not be allowed to withdraw from a course. Students who register for a course but never attend classes for that course are 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 withdrawal from that course and may even result in the grade of F for that course.
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