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Add/Drop Policy and Schedule Changes

A schedule change consists of adding or dropping a course or changing from one course section to another during the Add/Drop period, or withdrawing from a course during the withdrawal period.

The Add/Drop period is the time period from the start of the term through the Add/Drop deadline, as defined by the academic calendar. The Add/Drop deadline is typically 5pm on the first Friday of the term. Beginning in the spring of 2018, Main Campus undergraduate courses have an atypical Add/Drop deadline so students are advised to review the academic calendar for details.

The withdrawal period is the period between the Add/Drop deadline and the last day to withdraw, as defined by the Academic Calendar. The last day to withdraw represents the 60% mark in the term as follows:

  • Main Campus Undergraduate: 5 pm on the 10th Friday of the Semester
  • Main Campus Graduate: 5 pm on the 5th Friday of the Term
  • Accelerated Degree Program: 5 pm on the 5th Friday of the Term

Students will only be permitted to add courses during the Add/Drop period if prerequisites have been met and there are openings in the course(s) they wish to add. Any change to the student’s schedule should be discussed with the Academic Advisor or Academic Success Counselor, to ensure students have met prerequisites for the course and that the schedule change will keep the student on track to graduate.

Students receiving financial aid should consult with the Office of Student Finance to determine how their award package may be affected by adding, dropping or withdrawing from courses. The Office of Student Finance makes disbursements after the end of the Add/Drop period in order to determine a student’s enrollment status and eligibility. Official notification occurs when the student informs the Office of the Registrar of his/her withdrawal.

Schedule Changes: Main Campus Courses
Students taking Main Campus courses may make schedule changes through the Add/Drop deadline. Students may no longer add courses after the Add/Drop deadline. Students who wish to withdraw from a course after the Add/Drop deadline may do so during the withdrawal period. Students withdrawing from a course during the withdrawal period will have a “W” recorded for the course on their transcript. Students may not withdraw from a course after the last day to withdraw. Students wishing to withdraw from a course must submit a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar.

Schedule Changes: Advanced Degree Program Courses
Students taking Advanced Degree Program courses may make schedule changes through the Add/Drop deadline. Students who change their schedule prior to 5 p.m. EST on the Friday before a Term starts will incur no additional fees and receive a full refund for tuition and fees charged. Students who choose to change their Advanced Degree Program course schedule after this point, but prior to the Add/Drop deadline, will be charged an administrative fee of $150 for each course dropped. Students are responsible for confirming course drops with the Office of the Registrar prior to end of the Add/Drop period.

Students who wish to withdraw from an Advanced Degree Program course after the Add/Drop deadline may do so during the withdrawal period”. Students withdrawing from an online Accelerated Degree Program course during the withdrawal period will have a “W” recorded for the course on their transcript. Students may not withdraw from a course after the last day to withdraw. Students wishing to withdraw from an Advanced Degree Program course must submit a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar.

Military students taking courses have an extended Add/Drop deadline (as defined above) and incur no drop fees if courses are dropped prior to the Add/Drop deadline. Military students who withdraw from a course in the first 7-13 days of the course are refunded 50% of tuition.

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