Check semester calendar for exact dates, noting that half-semester courses have quicker add, drop, and withdraw deadlines.
Add a class: For full-term classes, the last day to add a class is generally the last day of the first week of classes. After the add deadline, you will no longer be able to add a class unless it is a second-term or winter term course.
Drop a class: The last day to drop a class is the same deadline as adding a class: generally the last day of the first week of classes. After the drop deadline, you are still able to withdraw from a class up until the withdraw deadline. Dropping a class before the drop deadline means there will be no record of the course on your transcript.
Withdraw from a class: The last day to withdraw from a class is generally the mid-point of the semester for full-term classes. If you withdraw from a class, you will not earn a grade for the course, thus it will not calculate into your GPA. Your transcript reflects a withdraw by showing a “W” for the course. Talk to your instructor, academic counselor, and the financial aid office before withdrawing from a course.
Students who are interested in withdrawing from a class after the withdraw deadline must submit a Student Affairs Committee (SAC) petition. This petition is recommended for extenuating circumstances where students are wanting to retroactively withdraw from a semester due to personal reasons. Contact your academic counselor to discuss the SAC petition