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A. Definition of terms

  1. Drop without record: No entry is recorded on the student’s permanent record.
  2. Withdrawal (Drop with record): A “W” grade is entered on the student’s permanent record. A “W” grade does not affect a student’s grade point average but does count toward credits attempted and may impact the student’s satisfactory progress.  Standards for satisfactory progress are defined in 33 Satisfactory Progress Policy and recorded in the academic catalog.
  3. Courses: A “course” is defined as any credit-bearing traditional or web-based class, field experience, internship, or independent study in the traditional programs.
  4. Effective dates: The date that the course addition or withdrawal is effective is the date that all required forms with all required signatures are received by the Registrar.
  5. Full-semester courses = 15 weeks; Half-semester courses = 7 weeks

B. Deadlines for adding a course

  1. After classes have begun for fall, spring and summer semester, students may add half-semester (7-week) and full-semester (15-week) courses within the first five academic calendar days of the course (not including weekends and holidays) only with the permission of the instructor. Internship and independent study course may be added within the first ten days of the semester.
  2. Students may add a course, internship, or independent study for a summer term through the end of the first days of class of that term only with the permission of the instructor. This includes submitting paperwork for an internship or independent study.

C. Deadlines for dropping and withdrawing from a course

  1. Dropping without record
  2. Full-semester (15-week) courses: Students may drop without record within the first ten academic calendar days (not including weekends and holidays) of full-semester courses.
  3. Half-semester (7-week) courses: Students may drop without record within the first five academic calendar days (not including weekends and holidays) of half-semester courses.
  4. Withdrawal (Drop with record)
  5. Full-semester (15-week) courses: Students may withdraw from full-semester courses anytime from the eleventh class day (not including weekends and holidays but including class days when the particular course does not meet) through the fiftieth class day and receive a “W” grade.
  6. Half-semester (7-week) courses: Students may withdraw from half-semester courses anytime from the sixth academic calendar day (not including weekends and holidays) through the twentieth-fifth class day and receive a “W” grade.

Last modified: January 25, 2018