You can drop any course with no course entry shown on your transcript prior to the end of the second week of the fall and spring semester, or the first week of summer session (check the College calendar for your school). After the second week, through the eighth week, you can drop the course and receive a W grade. To drop a course, you must complete an add-drop form and turn it in at the Registrar's Office at your site. (Because dropping courses can affect financial aid, you are urged to consult with that office before dropping a course.)
During the fall or spring semester, you may withdraw from a class during the first four weeks
with an advisor's signature. An Add/Drop form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office. During the ninth and 10th weeks of the term, you must have the approval of the instructor and the dean (LAS) or only the advisor (SGS/SCAS) of the school in which you are enrolled to withdraw from a course without academic penalty.
After the 8th week of the term, withdrawals are only permitted when there are extenuating personal or medical circumstances, which must be documented. The specific withdrawal deadline dates for each semester are listed in the Academic Calendar, which appears in the Class Schedule and the Undergraduate Catalog . Students who stop attending courses during the first 7 weeks of the semester and do not follow these withdrawal procedures will receive a grade of WU for the course. Students who stop attending after the first seven weeks will receive a letter grade for the course.
After the eighth week of the semester your instructor will give you a grade. [In some cases,this may be a "T" grade.] If you drop with a failing grade you may receive an F (depending on how you were doing in the course). It is best to talk this over with your instructor before dropping.
In all schools students receive a WNA grade in classes that they have never attended (without
filing the appropriate form). A grade of WNA (Withdrawal-Never Attended) is not averaged in your grade point average but will appear on your transcript.
It is important to talk to your instructor about any absences. Many instructors consider attendance so essential that your grade could be affected by your absence.
Should you drop ALL your classes during the first week of the semester, you will receive a 90 percent refund. During the second week, you will receive a 75 percent refund, during the third week, 50%, the fourth week, 25%, and after the fourth week, no refund can be expected. College and course fees are not refunded.
When dropping from any classes, but you are still registered for and attending other classes, there will be NO REFUND. You will only be credited for dropping a class that was dropped prior to the beginning of any semester and that you never attended.
Please consult the Bursar for additional details.
A grade of "T" represents incomplete work. If you do not complete the requirements for a
course in which you have received a "T" within six weeks of the end of the term, the grade will become
permanent. For example, a "TF" will become an "F". This is averaged into your GPA like all other grades.
A "T" (incomplete) grade is an extension of time to complete the requirements of a course
which is the sixth week of the following semester. It is your responsibility to contact your instructor to
make arrangements to complete the course work so that he or she can change your grade. Your grade will
automatically change to a permanent grade (the "T" will drop) if the course requirements are not completed by the end of the sixth week. If nothing is done by you, then the "T" automatically falls off, and the remaining letter grade becomes permanent.
It is wise to plan carefully to avoid interferences that would adversely affect your class.
Occasionally, circumstances occur that necessitate discussion with your instructor. Sometimes,arrangements can be worked out to enable you to continue with your course. Your instructor needs to know about this, so talk with him or her.
The key question is why are you getting these grades? Are you attending class? Are you
understanding what is expected of you? Do you have the necessary prerequisites for the class? Do you
have problems taking tests? Do you have difficulty reading? Do you need to take a class (or classes) to
improve reading, writing or math skills? A good start is to talk with your instructor and enlist his or her
help in sorting out your difficulties. A visit with a counselor or academic advisor could help.
You should file a leave of absence form with the Office of the Registrar. This form is valid
for one year. After that a new form must be filed. Students who are on leave do not need to file for readmission. Students who have stayed out past their leave of absence should file a readmission application with the Office of Admissions at least six weeks before the start of the semester in which you wish to resume your studies.
If you are coming back after an approved leave of absence, it is automatic, otherwise no.
You must submit a readmission application with the Office of Admissions. Upon evaluation, you might be asked to retest or might require the approval of the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS). The Office of admissions will inform you as to whether you may register for class or need to go through the Committee (CAS).
Sometimes it is difficult to figure out why you may be having trouble being successful in classes. Often it is helpful to meet with a counselor to explore the problems you are having and possible ways to overcome them. You may make an appointment with a counselor by contacting the Counseling and Advising Service.