Once BearWeb registration closes at the end of each semester, a class is not considered officially dropped until you deliver your "Add / Drop" form to the Office of the Registrar on the third floor of Robinson Tower. You must attend class regularly until that time. Adding a class back into your schedule after it has been dropped is not always possible – the class may be full or the last day to add may have passed.
An advisor's signature is required on the "Add/Drop" form within specific dates each semester during the "W" drop period. (See list of advisors for this requirement below.) It is important for you to understand the implications of dropping a class and whether dropping is the best action for your situation. Review and be prepared to answer the questions below before you meet with the advisor. You may also need to talk to your parents, your financial aid counselor, a department administrative assistant, or the instructor of the class before you can answer these questions.
1. Are you required to be a full-time student?
You are required to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:
a. Do you live in a residence hall?
b. Do you have a scholarship or any type of financial aid? Dropping a class could affect your financial aid. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at Financial_Aid@baylor.edu to determine your options.
c. Are you a member of a fraternity/sorority, club, or any other campus organization?
d. Do you have a "good student" insurance discount?
e. Will your parents' health insurance coverage be affected?
2.Have you discussed the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy with your advisor?
The university catalog states:
If a student drops a course before the end of the twelfth class day of the fall or spring semester, the course will be removed from the student's transcript. After the twelfth (and through the fiftieth) class day, a notation of W will appear with any dropped class on the student's transcript.
A drop by the fiftieth class day does not affect the GPA. Students cannot drop a class after the fiftieth class day in the fall/spring semesters). The drop deadlines for summer are different. For a complete list of specific dates, please visit: www.baylor.edu/registrar/dropdates
3. Other things to consider:
a. Discussed the difficulty you are having in the class with your instructor?
c. Recorded the amount of study time you are budgeting? How does it compare to the difficulty of the class? Have you made some adjustments? Is your study time actually quality time?
d. Considered finding a study partner or study group?
e. Reviewed the refund schedule and drop/add fee listed on the Student Financial Services website?
Prior to contacting the advisor, students must complete the Add/Drop Form.
During the "W" drop period, students must obtain required signatures from a professional advisor in the school of their degree/program and by their classification (hours completed).
List of Advisors for Drop signature:
|Freshman||Arts and Sciences, Pre-Business, Pre-Social Work||University Advisement, Sid Rich 103|
|Sophomore – Senior||Arts and Sciences||CASA, Sid Rich 053|
|Pre-Business or other Business major||Undergraduate Programs, Hankamer 106B|
|Social Work||Social Work, 811 Washington (Downtown)|
|All Classifications||BIC||Morrison 231|
|Engineering and Computer Science||North Village Office 4199 or 4122|
|Music||Roxy Grove 105|
|Nursing||Baylor Science Bldg. C107|