Drop/Add and Withdrawal

You, as the student, have the responsibility of initiating official withdrawal from a course or from the university. This must be made in person in the Office of the Registrar or in a letter addressed to the registrar.

Drop: A "drop" is withdrawal from a course or courses during the drop/add period (up to the Friday of the first week of classes). Dropped courses do not appear on your academic record. During the drop/add period, you may drop a course or courses: online using the online registration system; in person in the Office of the Registrar; or with your academic advisor by completing a drop form.

Course Change Request Form (Drop/Add Form)

Withdrawal: A "withdrawal" from a course or courses must be made in person in the Office of the Registrar or with your academic advisor by completing a drop/add form or by letter to the registrar. An advisor's signature is required for day division students who wish to withdraw from a course. Courses from which you have withdrawn appear on your academic record along with a "W", indicating withdrawal.

Complete Withdrawal (Day Division only): If you are a Day Division student and you wish to withdraw from all classes after the drop deadline (Friday of the first week of classes), you must do so in person in the Office of the Registrar. You will be asked to complete a drop form and a complete withdrawal form. Procedures for complete withdrawal include a brief interview with the registrar or associate registrar and clearance from the offices of Student Life, Financial Aid and Accounting.

Complete Withdrawal Form

Please note: it is your responsibility, as a student, to obtain, in person, the required signatures, in the order in which they are listed on the form. The Complete Withdrawal Form will not be accepted via mail, fax, or email.

Administrative Withdrawal: The university reserves the right to withdraw a student administratively for cheating or plagiarism, excessive absences, or misconduct of any kind.

Deadlines for official withdrawal are as follows:

  • Semester I or II: Withdrawal permitted up to and including Friday of the 10th week of the semester. No withdrawals are permitted after this deadline.

  • Spring Term: Withdrawal permitted up to and including Monday of the second week of Spring Term.

  • Accelerated sessions: Withdrawal permitted up to and including Friday of the 3rd week of the session (for 5 week courses) or Friday of the 6th week of the session (for 10 week courses).

  • Summer session: Withdrawal permitted up to and including Friday of the 8th week of the term (for 14 week courses) or Friday of the 4th week of the term (for 7 week courses).

  • Workshops/Courses with special term dates: Withdrawal permitted up to and including the 60th percent point of the course.

If you are a day student withdrawing from all classes during Semester I or II or Spring Term, you must initiate that withdrawal by consulting the registrar, who will explain the procedures for clearance from other campus offices. To withdraw from a music ensemble or music organization, you must receive written permission from the chair of the Music Department. Failure to do so will result in failure (receiving an "F" in the course).

Should you decide to discontinue attending a course or all courses, it is your responsibility to drop or withdraw. Failure to do so will result in you receiving a final grade for the course.