Students can add/drop with their professional advisors through the 7th class day (fall/spring) and 3rd class day (summer session I, II, full). After that time, all students must come to Registration and Academic Records, RT, Suite 370 to process schedule changes.
Adding a course
The last day to add a course is listed in the Academic Calendar for the specific term and can be found on the Events Calendar website. The change in schedule fee is charged beginning the 8th class day for fall/spring, and 4th class day for summer session I, II, full. On the Change in Schedule form, mark 'university request' if you do not want the student to be assessd that fee.
Students should be reminded that the days missed while not registered for the course are considered absences.
Dropping a course
Before you approve a student to drop a course, you should direct the student to the website "Before You Drop a Course."
The university has specific dates that determine the effect of the drop on the student's academic record. These dates are listed in the Academic Calendar for the specific term and can be found on the Events Calendar website.
A student who is not a freshman can drop a class anytime during the semester without anyone's consent with exception: during the 'drop with grade' period, the instructor must assign a grade of DP (drop passing) or DF (drop failing) and must sign in the appropriate place on the Change in Schedule form.
Department chairs (and faculty) should not grant student requests to date a drop/add form retroactively to avoid academic or financial penalties. Federal financial aid guidelines and university policies prohibit such practices.
Students might ask you what kind of refund can be expected when they drop a class. The refund policy is under the purview of the Cashier's Office and can be found here.
Dropping versus Withdrawing
Dropping and withdrawing are not the same thing. Beginning the first day of a semester, students are prevented from dropping all of their classes on BearWeb since this is considered a withdrawal from the University. Academic advisors should not drop all classes for students as well. Students should be directed to the Paul L. Foster Success Center, 1st floor, to officially withdraw from the University. Please refer to the Enrollment Action Guidelines for more details.