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Academic Bulletin Changes in Schedule - 2014-15


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    Changes in Schedule

    Each semester, during a scheduled pre-registration period, a student must prepare a complete schedule of his studies for the following semester and have it approved by his advisor. Approved course schedules must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office during the pre-registration period; noncompliance will result in a $25 late fee.  The late fee will only be waived in case of extenuating circumstances. Official registration must be confirmed by class attendance during the designated census dates each semester or by reporting to the Registrar’s Office on those days.

    Full-credit courses may not be added after the seventh class day of the semester. The final date for dropping full courses or declaring the Credit/No Credit option is four weeks after the semester begins.

    First and second-half semester courses may not be added beyond the fifth class day after the beginning of the course. A course instructor may stipulate a shorter add period. The final date for dropping first and second-half semester courses or declaring the Credit/No Credit option is two weeks after the beginning of the course.


    Dropping Courses

                 Dropping a course without record

    During the first two weeks of a first or second half-semester course, or the first four weeks of a full semester course, a student may drop a course without record on the transcript.  After these dates, a student may withdraw from the course, with the withdrawal recorded on the transcript.

    Dropping a full semester course with record

     A student may drop a full semester course by the Friday of the second week after mid-semester with a grade of “W” recorded for the course on the permanent academic record. A full semester course may not be dropped after this date.

    Dropping a first or second half-semester course with record

    A student may drop a first or second half-semester course by the Friday of the fifth week of the course with a grade of “W” recorded for the course on the permanent academic record.  A student may not drop a first or second half-semester course after the last class day of the fifth week of the course.

    Dropping a course either with or without record is processed online by the student's advisor.  The transcript entry of “W” holds no value in computing the student’s GPA.

    A student with “extreme extenuating circumstances” may petition the Curriculum Appeals Committee to drop a course after the final withdrawal date. In petitioning for this privilege, the student must obtain the endorsement of his academic advisor and the instructor of the course.


    Course Waitlists

    As many as 10 students may place themselves on the waitlist for a class once it has closed, using the online registration system. Students will be individually notified, via email, by the Registrar's Office if the waitlist has been opened to them. Once contacted, students must add the course within a designated time frame (usually 48 hours) to be enrolled in waitlisted classes. After the pre-registration period has ended, courses can only be added during the add period and through the student's advisor. Waitlists will not be opened past the posted last day to add a course.