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Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy and Dates


Dropping and Adding Courses
 
Students who wish to change their schedules can do so online prior to the first day of the term or once the term has begun by submitting a Drop/Add form to the Office of Records and Registration. Please note if a class has already met one time, students will not be permitted to enroll in it. Students may not enroll in an online class after the term has begun. All registrations in an online class must be done prior to the first day of the term. All registrations in a hybrid class must be done by the first day of the term. Permission to add a course after it has met can only be granted by the appropriate Academic Dean.
Classes officially dropped before the end of the second week of class will generate a prorated tuition refund only, no inclusion on the student's transcript and do not require the instructor's signature. Students who officially drop a course after the second week and before 75 percent of the course is completed will receive a W designation. Students who do not complete the course and who do not complete the withdrawal process may receive an F unless there are extenuating circumstances. If extenuating circumstances prevail, the student must contact the Office of Counseling and Student Success to be considered for the late withdrawal process. The Academic Calendar should be reviewed carefully in terms of when the last date to drop classes is.  


Withdrawing from Individual Classes

To withdraw officially from a course, students must complete a Withdrawal Form available at the Office of Records and Registration. Merely notifying the instructor is not an official withdrawal. Students need to obtain the signature of the faculty member of the class in order to receive the withdrawal designation. 

Courses officially dropped before the end of the second week of class will generate a refund of tuition only an no inclusion on the student’s permanent record and do not require the instructor’s signature.   Students who officially drop a course after the second week and before 75% of the course is completed will receive a “W’’ designation. "W" designation will not adversely affect the student's GPA. Students who do not complete the course and who do not complete the withdrawal process may receive an “F” unless there are extenuating circumstances. If extenuating circumstances prevail, the student must contact the Office of Counseling Services to be considered for the late withdrawal process.


Note to all financial aid recipients: Please contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from classes. Withdrawing may affect the amount of aid you were awarded or the amount of aid you can expect to receive.

 

Official Withdrawal from College

Students who wish to withdraw officially from the college must complete a withdrawal application form. Students may obtain the form from the Office of Counseling Services. Part-time students may obtain the form from the Office of Records and Registration. The withdrawal will be effective as of the date the student contacts the appropriate department with the request to withdraw.

 

If a student withdraws from college during the first two weeks of classes, a refund of tuition only will be processed and no courses or grades will be included on the student’s permanent record. If a student withdraws after the second week of classes and before 75% of the term ends, he/she will receive withdrawal designations. However, the faculty member may still assign a grade of “F’’ if he or she properly notified the student by using the Faculty Notification of Possible Failure Form. After 75% of the semester is completed, students are committed to complete the courses and receive grades. A student who fails to officially withdraw will receive a grade of “F.” The “W” designation will not be issued after 75% of the course is completed unless extenuating circumstances prevail or without approval from the faculty member. The student must contact the Office of Counseling Services to document the circumstances and begin the process for filing a late withdrawal request.