Adding/Dropping Classes: Procedures for Students
Adds: First Week of Classes
Students who are properly advised for class may add a class through the first week of classes which is the late registration period. Instructor signature is needed only if class is full.
Adds: Second Week of Classes Last Chance to Add a Class
Instructor signature is required for students who are properly advised for class to add a class beyond the first week of classes but prior to the start of the third week of classes. Students who do not finalize their registration during the first 2 weeks of class may jeopardize their ability to earn credit or earn a grade for that class.
Adds: Third Week of Classes and Beyond
Only under extenuating circumstances may a student add a class beyond the second week. As noted in the Second Week Policy, students who do not finalize their registration for a class during the first 2 weeks of class may jeopardize their ability to earn credit or earn a grade in that class. During the third week of classes students must secure the Instructor signature and the signature of the Academic Dean (Office A204)
Drops: First 6 Weeks of the Semester
Students dropping a class within the first 2 weeks of class will no longer appear on a class roster. Weeks 3 through 6 are referred to as the “Automatic Withdrawal Period.” During this time period students may drop classes without consulting faculty. These students will receive a grade of ‘W’ for both the mid-term and final grade.
Drops: Weeks 7 through 12
Withdrawing from College or Dropping a Course
A student who wishes to drop a course or to withdraw from the college should follow the official procedure outlined below. Students who do not officially drop courses or withdraw from the college or fail to complete courses satisfactorily may be subject to probation, suspension or dismissal.
- Contact a counselor in the Counseling Office or a faculty advisor and follow his or her instructions.
- Obtain an add/drop notice form from the Registrar’s Office.
- Students who cannot appear in person to withdraw from the college should attempt to work with a counselor. No drop or withdrawal requests can be accepted by telephone or online.
- During Fall and Spring semesters, for all students who withdraw from the college or drop a course prior to, or during, the first two weeks of class of the semester, the course will not appear on the student’s transcript. Courses withdrawn from or dropped prior to the Summer or Winter sessions will not appear on the student’s transcript.
- Students who drop a course or withdraw from the college after two weeks, but prior to the end of 12 weeks after the start of classes for a standard semester, are entitled to receive a grade of “W” in each course from which they have officially dropped or withdrawn.
- Withdrawals are not issued after the 12th week of the semester. A student with extenuating circumstances may appeal to the Dean of Academic Affairs for a withdrawal after the 12th week. There must be clear documentation of the extenuating circumstances, and appeals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.