Drop & Add
Students other than entering freshmen and entering transfer
students normally enroll in classes during the sixth week of the
preceding term. See Registration for more
information. The following procedures are used to make
schedule changes thereafter
Changes before the term begins: If the
Registrar's Office discovers a problem in a student's enrollment,
e.g., a section overfilled, a course canceled, it may be necessary
to move a student to another section of a class. If so, the change
will be made automatically and the student will be notified. If the
student finds it necessary to make a schedule change, a Drop/Add
Form must be obtained from the Registrar and the change must be
approved by the Advisor.
Changes in the first week: The first five days
of classes in a term are designated Drop/Add week and are used to
make last-minute changes in schedule (as in the case of a student
who must repeat a course). The student obtains a Drop/Add Form from
the Registrar and must first obtain the signature of the Advisor,
indicating approval, and then the signatures of the instructor in
the course being added and the instructor in the course being
dropped, indicating that they have been notified of the change. The
student then returns the Form to the Registrar. Note that adding a
course is permitted only through the fifth day of classes in the
Changes after the first week:
- Up until the end of the sixth week of a term, a student may
withdraw from a course by obtaining a Course Drop Request Card from
the Registrar. The student must first obtain the signature of the
Advisor, indicating approval, and then the signatures of the
instructor, the Dean of Students (or designated representative),
and the Registrar (as representative of the Dean of the Faculty),
indicating that they have been notified of the change. The student
then returns the Card to the Registrar. The student's grade in the
course will automatically be recorded as "WS," a non-penalty grade.
For more information see Grades.
- If a student withdraws from a course after the sixth week, the
withdrawal will automatically be recorded as "WF," which counts as
an "F" in calculating GPA. For more information see Grades.
- If the penalty levied by an instructor in a case of academic
misconduct is failure in the course, the student forfeits the right
to withdraw from the course with a grade of "WS" or "WF".
- Changes in a student's schedule necessitated by illness,
Military Service, or other exigencies beyond control, may be made
without penalty at any time upon approval of the Admissions and
Any change in a student's schedule which would result in enrollment
for fewer than 12 credits must be approved by the Admissions and
Standing Committee. For more information see Part-Time
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the
Admissions and Standing Committee.
to Rules & Procedures.