Observing the Deadlines
The College takes add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines very seriously. Please see the College's online calendar to view the deadlines for the current semester.
Once the drop deadline passes, you may only leave a class through the withdrawal process.
Once the withdrawal deadline passes, you are in your classes and will earn the grade assigned to you by the professor. Instructors may extend the opportunity of an Incomplete, but only upon completion of the Request for Extension of Time Form.
Checking for Enrollment Errors While Making Schedule Changes
It is the student's responsibility to verify their enrollments before the add deadline and again before the drop deadline. Students are responsible for reading their schedule carefully, checking for errors, and for making any necessary changes (i.e., drop the courses you are not attending or add the courses you are attending) in a timely way. You may check SIS at any time to verify your enrollments. Use your SIS AR form to track your degree progress.
Adding a Course
Using the SIS, you have two weeks from the first day of classes to add a course to your schedule. If you do not have all the prerequisites, the professor and the department have the authority to ask you to leave the class. Note that some departments do not allow adds after the first week of classes has passed (e.g., KINE/KLPA, SPAN, FREN and ITAL).
Be sure to attend the first class meeting (or call the instructor) or you may lose your enrollment. Departments have the right to drop students from a class if they miss the first class meeting.
Changes to and from the CR/NC grading option must be decided by the relevant deadline - no exceptions. A passing grade is determined by individual faculty members.
Selection of the audit option is subject to faculty approval, and faculty have the authority to refuse an auditing student.
SIS will force you to drop one section when you attempt to add another section of the same class. If, after the add deadline has passed, you find that you are not enrolled in a class you have been attending, you will need to complete a Late Schedule Request Form to add into the class. If you are approved to add the class late, you will be added into the class but you will have to forfeit your enrollment place the next semester.
Dropping a Course
During the drop period, you may drop a course using SIS without it being noted on your permanent record and without the instructor's permission if you will have 12 or more credits.
You must request permission from your Association Dean if dropping from a course will leave you with fewer than 12 credits. Drops below the minimum cannot be made using SIS, but must be done using an Appeal Form (available in 101 Monroe Hall). Note that you will be placed on Academic Probation. This may also jeopardize your financial aid or full-time student status for purposes of NCAA eligibility, parents’ health insurance, veterans’ benefits, international student visa, and automobile insurance for "Good Student" discounts. It is your responsibility to check on these items as relevant.
Students in their final semester may appeal to their Association Dean for a reduced course load without incurring academic probation (full tuition and fees will be applied). Student athletes should email Rachel Most for the appropriate form.
If, after the drop deadline has passed, you find yourself enrolled in a class you never attended or forgot to drop, you will have to withdraw from the class using the College's withdrawal form.
If you stop attending a course without formally dropping or withdrawing from it, you will receive a failing grade.
A printable document with more information may be found here.
Withdrawing from a Course
If you wish to discontinue a course after the drop deadline, you must withdraw from the class (see noted below). You have eight weeks from the start of the semester to leave a class using this option. This will result in a W on your transcript. If, after the withdrawal deadline has passed, you are enrolled in a class you never attended, you will need to fill out a Late Schedule Request Form to withdraw from the class. Failure to do so will result in your receiving a grade of F.
You can withdraw from classes in SIS until 11:59 PM on the day of the class withdrawal deadline date.
NOTE: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS AS THE CLOCK ON YOUR COMPUTER COULD BE BEHIND THE INTERNAL CLOCK IN SIS.
"SIS TIME" COUNTS – NOT THE TIME ON YOUR COMPUTER.
To get started, go to the drop tab in your SIS Student Center. Use the DROP transaction for the desired class. When you get the message about withdrawing, click on the "Request Class Withdrawal" link and follow the directions.
Some Important Notes:
- Students may not withdraw from any EGMT classes.
- Students may not withdraw from 3000- and 4000-level Commerce courses. Withdrawal from 1000- and 2000-level Commerce courses is allowed based upon University deadlines.
- If withdrawing from a class results in you falling below your school minimum credit load, approval is not guaranteed. You should continue attending all classes until you receive approval.
- This process cannot be used to withdraw from the University (e.g., from all of your classes). If you are planning to withdraw from the University, please contact your school of enrollment.
Your Association Dean must approve any withdrawal that takes you below 12 credits. If you fall below 12 hours you will incur Academic Probation. Falling below 12 hours may also jeopardize financial aid or full-time student status for purposes of NCAA eligibility, parents’ health insurance, veterans’ benefits, international student visa, and automobile insurance for "Good Student" discounts. It is your responsibility to check on these items as relevant. If you stop attending a course without formally dropping or withdrawing from it, you will receive a failing grade.
A printable document with more information may be found here.
Making Schedule Changes SIS Will Not Allow
You may need to make changes to your schedule that SIS will not allow, such as auditing a class. Contact the staff in 101 Monroe Hall for assistance and to determine whether you need to meet with your Association Dean.