Add / Drop Procedures

Procedure for Dropping a Class

Fall & Spring Semesters: Weeks 1 & 2 / Summer Sessions: First day of classes

  • Student gets a multi-part drop/add form from advisor and takes it to the Records Office for processing.
  • There is no penalty.
  • If the class meets only once a week, it may be dropped without penalty before the third class session.
  • The dean's signature is not required.

Fall & Spring Semesters: Weeks 3 through 10 / Summer Session: After the first day of classes

  • Student gets a multi-part drop/add form from advisor and takes it to the Records Office for processing.
  • A grade of W is assigned.
  • The dean's signature is not required.  

Fall & Spring Semesters: Weeks 11 through the end of semester

  • Student gets a Course Withdrawal Form (white form) from the Records Office and meets with course instructor who assigns a grade of W if the student is passing, or F if the student is failing. The form is then signed by the student's advisor and is sent to the dean who sends a signed multi-part drop/add form to the Records Office indicating a grade of W or F. The dean's office retains the white form.

Procedure for Dropping a Class The Student Never Attended

Fall & Spring Semesters: Weeks 1 & 2 / Summer Session: First day of classes

  • Student gets a multi-part drop/add form from advisor and takes it to the Records Office for processing.
  • There is no penalty.
  • If the class meets only once a week, it may be dropped without penalty before the third class session.
  • The dean's signature is not required.

Fall & Spring Semesters: Weeks 3 and Beyond

  • The student may drop a class that was never attended. A multi-part drop/add form   signed by the advisor is sent to the Records Office along with signed verification from the instructor indicating that the student never attended the class. The drop is backdated to the beginning of the semester and no grade is assigned.  

To Add A Class

Week 1 (Day 1-Summer)

  • Student gets a multi-part drop/add form from the advisor and takes it to the Records Office for processing.
  • If the course is closed, the student gets a Closed Course Form (green form) from the Records Office, has it signed by the instructor and the chair of the department, and returns it to the Records Office with the multi-part drop/add form.
  • The dean's signature is not required.

Week 2

  • Student gets a mult-part drop/add form from the advisor. Student also gets a Permission from Instructor to Add a Course after the Registration Deadline   (blue form) from the Records Office and has it signed by the instructor.
  • If the course is closed, the chair's signature is needed as well. The blue form and the multi-part drop-add form are returned to the Records Office for processing.
  • The dean's signature is not required.