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University Policies

Add/Drop Policy

Initiating Department: Registrar's Office
Policy Type: General Administrative
Action Taken: New Policy Creation
Date of Development:
Date of Implementation:
Date Last Modified:
Next Review Date: 11/4/2010


To add or drop a course the student obtains the appropriate form from the Registrar and processes it according to the instructions:

1.        Courses may be added during the first week of classes only. This applies to all credit courses (day and evening). Courses may be dropped during the first week of classes without penalty (see Academic Calendar for current deadlines.)
2.        Beginning with the second week of classes until Pre-registration for the following semester, as published in the Academic Calendar, courses may be dropped with a grade of “W” assigned by the instructor. The “W” is not computed in grade point averages.
3.        Withdrawals are not permitted after the Pre-registration date until the last day of classes, prior to final semester exams, of the semester (see Academic Calendar for semester dates) except in unusual circumstances. Withdrawals after Pre-registration require the approval of the faculty member and the Divisional Chair.
4.        Adding, dropping, or withdrawal from courses is not permitted after the last day of classes, prior to final semester exams, for the semester (see Academic Calendar for semester dates).

If it is the intention of the student to withdraw from one or all classes, the above procedures are to be observed. Failure to do so will result in the assignment of the grade of “F” for each course involved. Grades of “F” are computed in the grade point averages.