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 term.
Changes after the first week:
- Up until the end of the eighth 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 "W" a non-penalty grade. For more information see Grades.
- A student who wishes to drop a course after the eighth week must have permission from the Admissions and Standings Committee because of special exigency. 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 "W".
- 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 Standing Committee.
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 Student.
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the Admissions and Standing Committee.