General Requirements
for a Bachelor's Degree

Drop, Add and Withdrawal from
the University


Drop Policy

Within First Nine Weeks. With permission of a student's advisor, a course may be dropped during the first nine weeks of the semester. Drops executed during the first week will leave no record on the student's academic transcript. A drop executed during the second through ninth week will result in a grade of W (withdrawal).

After First Nine Weeks. Courses may not be dropped after the first nine weeks of a semester unless it can be clearly demonstrated that one of the following exists:

  1. serious illness or injury of the student as verified by the student health services or private physician
  2. serious personal or family problems as verified by a minister, physician, or other appropriate professional; or
  3. necessary change in work schedule which conflicts with the class being dropped, as verified by the student's employer submitted in writing on company letterhead.

In the event of such certification, and the approval of the student's advisor and the registrar, the student shall receive the grade of W. Under no circumstances may a course be dropped after the last day of class or after administration of the final exam, whichever occurs first.

A student will not be permitted to drop a course after the first nine weeks of the semester simply to avoid a poor grade. Students should consult the summer term timetable for the appropriate summer deadlines.


Add Policy

Adding Courses. With permission of the student's advisor, a course may be added through the first week of class for the fall and spring semesters. All course section adjustments must be completed during the first week of the semester. Students should consult the summer term timetable for the appropriate summer deadlines.


Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawing from University. All official withdrawals (dropping the student's entire schedule) from the university are processed by the Division of Student Affairs. Withdrawals executed during the first week of the fall and spring semesters will leave no record of the courses for which the student signed. Withdrawals executed after the first week of the semester will result in a grade of W (withdrawal) in all courses for which the student signed. Students should consult the summer term timetable for the appropriate summer deadlines. Under no circumstances may a course be dropped after the last day of class or after administration of the final exam, whichever occurs first.