Student Handbook

Adding, Dropping and Withdrawal

All drop/add forms will be accepted no later than 2:00 p.m. on the last to add a class or drop a class.

Adding a Course

Students may add a class up through the 10th instructional day of the fall and spring semesters. Workshops, short-courses (including summer courses) and other nontraditional courses may be added within the first 10% (approximately) of the course subject to approval by the instructor. A student seeking to add a course that results in a course load of 21 or more semester credits requires the approval of the Dean of Instructional Services.

Dropping a Course

Students may drop a class up through the 10th instructional day of the fall and spring semesters. A course that has been dropped within this timeframe will not appear on a student’s transcript. Workshops, short-courses (including summer courses) and other nontraditional courses may be dropped no later than two (2) business days prior to the start of the course. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their academic advisor as dropping a class may impact progress toward a degree/certificate, enrollment status and financial aid status.

Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from a course on any class day during the regular class semester, but not after finals have commenced. If the withdrawal takes place on the 11th-45th instructional day a grade of ‘W’ will be placed on the transcript. A ‘W’ grade has no grade point average (GPA) value and will not change the student’s previous cumulative GPA.

If the withdrawal takes place after the 45th instructional day a grade of ‘WF’ will be placed on the transcript. A ‘WF’ grade will be calculated within the GPA in the same manner as an ‘F’.

Students wanting to withdraw from all courses must complete a ‘Withdrawal From School” form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. The form is available in the Student Services Office.