Consequences

Think carefully before you drop a class.

  • If you receive financial aid, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid BEFORE you take action. They will help you determine if dropping a class will have a negative impact on your aid. If  you must maintain  full-time student status for health insurance or to receive VA benefits, determine if dropping the class will affect your eligibility.
  • If you accumulate an excessive number of “W” grades, you may be regarded as making unsatisfactory academic progress, which will prevent you from registering for additional classes. 
  
Refunds

Tuition is refunded on a percentage basis according to the refund schedule published in the academic calendar. In extenuating circumstances, you may be able to appeal for a larger refund. Contact the Office of Bursar Services for information.

  

Dropping & Adding Classes

If you need to change your schedule by dropping or adding classes, be aware of and follow all university policies so your student record is current and accurate. Remember that dropping classes could have an impact on your financial aid. It also won't help you finish your degree as quickly as possible.

You could incur a failing grade for an improperly dropped course—or not receive the credit you are due for a course that wasn’t properly added to your schedule. Either scenario will have a negative impact on your student record and your transcript.

For the best experience, follow these guidelines. If you have questions, contact your advisor, instructor, or the Office of Registrar Services. It is your responsibility to ensure all required drop/add forms are completed and submitted to the registrar's office.

Change Your Mind Early

You can drop or add classes from the time of your initial enrollment through the last day of the first week of the semester with no penalty and a 100 percent tuition refund. If you need to change your schedule or drop/add classes, do it as quickly as possible after the first day of classes.

Adding a Class After the First Week

To add a class after the first week of classes, complete a schedule adjustment form. The form requires the instructor’s signature to verify that there is; (1) room in the class, (2) you have met all prerequisites, and (3) it is not too late for you to complete missed assignments.

To add a class:

  • “Go to Student Center” in OneStart.
  • Click “Register, drop/add classes.”
  • A new “Add” page will open; select the correct term.
  • Enter desired class number in the blue box then click “Enter.”
  • Continue as prompted.

You will be charged a late program change fee by the Office of Bursar Services.

Dropping a Class After the First Week

If you drop a class after the first week of classes but before the mid-term point in the semester, you will have an automatic “W” for withdraw on your transcript. It will not impact your GPA.

To drop a class:

  • Go to the “Student Center” in  OneStart.
  • Click “Late drop/add classes.”
  • A new page will open. Click “Drop Only-eDrop.”
  • Click the eligibility link near the bottom of page.
  • Select the courses you would like to drop and click “Continue.”
  • Read the caution statements, click “Accept the Conditions,” enter your reason for dropping the class, then click “Submit for Approval.”
  • Your eDrop request will be appropriately routed for approval, after which it is processed with your submittal date.
  • You will receive a confirmation sent to your university e-mail account. You may also check status on the Student Self-Service page by clicking "Track My eDocs."

You will be charged a late program change fee by the Office of Bursar Services.

Dropping After the Mid-Term

If you drop a class after the mid-term but before the three-quarter point in the semester, your instructor must indicate if you are passing or failing the course at the time of the drop. Dropping a class after mid-terms may impact your GPA if you are assigned a failing grade. Follow these steps to drop after mid-term:

  • Obtain a schedule change form from the Office of Registrar Services.
  • Meet with your instructor for a signature. Your instructor must indicate if you will be dropped from the class with a W or an F.
  • Meet with your advisor for a signature.
  • Return the completed form to the Office of Registrar Services before the last day for dropping a course (see the academic calendar)

Late Withdrawal

Requests for withdrawal when the semester more than three-fourths (75 percent) complete requires a signature by the head of the division offering the course, your instructor, and your advisor. These requests are considered only in extraordinary circumstances which are beyond your control.

Poor performance in a course is NOT considered grounds for a late withdrawal. No withdrawal forms will be processed by the Office of Registrar Services after the last day of classes for the semester. Any requests for late withdrawal after the last day of classes must go through the grade appeal process.

  • To drop a class after the semester is 75 percent complete, obtain a schedule change form from the Office of Registrar Services.
  • Schedule a time to meet with your advisor and discuss the specifics of your request.
  • Be prepared to submit documentation from your doctor to support claims of illness, family emergency, or other extraordinary circumstances.

Return the completed form to the Office of Registrar Services prior to the last day of classes (see the academic calendar). 

Dropping a Non-Standard Course

If you are taking a non-standard course that is longer or shorter than the traditional semester, the instructor’s signature is not required if you drop before the first day of the fifth week of class.

After the fifth week and the second-half of the course, the instructor’s signature is required for you to drop the class. When submitting your schedule adjustment form, be sure the registrar staff understands the course isn’t a standard semester-based course.