University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 04, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Dropping a Course

Students are responsible for managing their own enrollment. Instructors are not responsible for dropping students from classes but may do so during the first week of instruction for non-attendance. Students may drop courses via Student Self-Service during the first nine weeks of the semester or, in the case of sessions of shorter length, at a point 60% into the term. If a course is dropped between the sixth day of classes and the end of the ninth week of classes, a grade of “W” appears on a student’s transcript. Students who withdraw from the university after the ninth week of classes, and who are passing all of their classes, receive grades of “W” on their transcripts. Students who withdraw after the ninth week, and who are not passing all of their classes, receive grades of “F.”

Students are not permitted to drop individual courses or change courses from grade to audit during the tenth week through the end of the semester. Under extenuating circumstances, including illness, accident or similar medical emergency or other hardship, students have the option of either requesting an incomplete grade in one or more courses, or withdrawing from the university. In both cases, students must follow the rules listed in sections of the catalog regarding these policies.

No student may drop a course to avoid discipline for academic dishonesty or a violation of the academic standards policy. If a course is dropped before discipline is imposed, any “W” may be changed to an “F”. A student is not eligible to apply for grade replacement, academic renewal or improper withdrawal for the semester in which the offense occurred.