Guidebook

Add/drop, change of section

Students are responsible for all courses for which they register. Failure to attend a class does not result in a course being dropped from a student's schedule. Even if a student has never attended the class, a completed add/drop form must be submitted by the deadline in order to drop or withdraw from the class. 

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

Students may add PE courses by submitting a completed add/drop form to the registrar's office with the signature of the PE instructor or the director of Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs during the first two weeks of each quarter.

Monday of the sixth week of each semester is the deadline to drop semester courses without a W grade. Students must submit an add/drop form signed by the instructor, the student's adviser, and the student to the registrar's office. If a student wishes to drop a semester course after the 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.

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: July 19, 2018)