Guidebook

Add/drop, change of section

During the first two weeks of classes, students may add PE courses by submitting a completed drop/add form to the registrar's office with the signature of the PE instructor or the director of physical education. During the first two weeks of classes, students may add academic courses to their schedules by submitting a drop/add request to the registrar’s office. This requires the signature(s) of all instructor(s) whose courses are to be dropped or added as well as the signatures of the student and the student’s adviser. To change sections, students must fill out a section change form. This form requires the instructor’s, but not the adviser’s, signature. Students may change sections in the first two weeks of the semester.

During Monday of the sixth week of each semester, students may drop semester courses from their schedules by submitting a drop/add form signed by the instructor, adviser, and student. If a student wishes to drop a semester course after the initial drop deadline but before Monday of the tenth week of the semester, a grade of W will be recorded on the transcript as an official withdrawal, once the required form is submitted.

In order to drop a full-year course without a W, the course must be dropped by Monday of the tenth week of the fall semester. If a yearlong course is dropped after that date, but before the sixth week in spring, a grade of W will be recorded for both semesters.

After the deadlines to withdraw from courses, the grade earned for each enrolled course will be recorded.

Students are responsible for the work in all courses in which they are registered. Even if a student has never attended a class for which he or she registered, a completed drop/add form must be submitted by the deadline in order to drop or withdraw from the class.

Add/drop deadlines may be waived in unusual circumstances only by the approval of a petition to the Administration Committee. A fine may be imposed if the petition is approved.

(last modified: February 19, 2014)