Course Add/Drop

Students wishing to make a change to their course schedule may generally add courses, drop courses, and/or change course grading options during the first two weeks of the semester. Such changes normally do not require any special permissions or fee payment, but are subject to the limitations of space availability in the course(s).

The table summarizes the impact of withdrawing from a course. 

Summary of Course Withdrawal

  • Course deleted from record, no grade assigned
  • Full tuition refund
  • Add/Drop Form required with advisor and instructor signatures
  • Course deleted from record, no grade assigned
  • Partial tuition refund
  • Add/Drop Form required with advisor and instructor signatures
  • Course withdrawn with automatic grade of “W” (Withdrawal)
  • No tuition refund
  • Add/Drop Form required with advisor and instructor signatures
  • No withdrawal allowed
  • Course grade based on student’s completed coursework and attendance

In order to drop a course after the second week but before the thirteenth week of classes, the student must consult the academic advisor to request the withdrawal. The student must also submit a completed Add/Drop Form, including the signatures of the instructor and academic advisor, to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Dropping a course after the fourth week of classes results in a “W” (Withdrawal) grade. “W” grades do not factor into a student’s grade point average.