Add a Course
You can add courses to your schedule through eServices.
Typically, students have through the 5th day of the term to add. Refer to the course description in the current course schedule to find the add deadline for your course.
Drop vs Withdraw
Dropping a course versus withdrawing from a course are two different things.
- Dropping a course means removing yourself from a course before or during the DROP/ADD period.
- Withdrawing from a course means removing yourself from a course after the DROP/ADD period and before the withdraw deadline.
If you stop attending a course, it's important that you go through the process to drop or withdraw from that course otherwise you will remain financial responsible. If you are receiving financial aid and make changes to your credit load, you should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if the change will affect your aid status.
The process to drop/withdraw from a course is available in eServices. Login with your StarID and password, and under "Courses & Registration" choose "View/Modify Schedule".
Drop a Course
Dropping a course means removing yourself from a course before or during the DROP/ADD period.
You are responsible for dropping your courses. Not attending or not participating does not constitute dropping from a course. Instructors will not drop you from your course. If you do not attend your courses(s) and do not drop them, you will receive an FN (failure due to non-attendance) grade and remain financially obligated for the course(s) tuition and fees.
When is the Drop Deadline?
For courses that begin the first week of the semester, the deadline to drop is the fifth business day of that semester. For courses that begin after the first week of the semester, the deadline to drop is one business day after the course begins.
Exact drop deadlines for each course can be viewed in eServices. (See after the first day, see withdraw information below.)
Will dropping a course affect my academic record?
No. The dropped course will not appear on any transcript and will not affect either your grade point average (GPA) or credit completion rate.
Will dropping a course affect my financial aid?
Possibly. Anytime you change your credit load it may affect the amount of aid you are able to receive. Contact the Financial Aid Office before dropping a course.
Can I receive a refund for a dropped course?
Yes. You can only receive a full refund for a course if you properly drop the course during the drop/add period.
How do I drop a course?
Log into eServices. Find the course under "Courses and Registration" and select "View/Modify Schedule". Click the X next to the course(s) you wish to drop.
Withdraw from a Course
Withdrawing from a course means removing yourself from a course after the DROP/ADD period and before the withdraw deadline.
You are responsible for withdrawing from your courses. Not attending or not participating does not constitute withdrawing from a course. Instructors will not withdraw you from your course.
You are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor and financial aid before withdrawing from any course.
When is the withdrawal deadline?
The withdrawal deadline is approximately 80% of the way through a course. For an exact date, verify the deadline on the course schedule or in eServices.
Will withdrawing from a course affect my academic record?
Yes. It will result in a "W" on your transcript and you will not receive credits for the course, so withdrawing negatively affects your credit completion rate. If your credit completion rate falls below 66.67%, you will be placed on warning. If it remains below 66.67% for a second term, you will be placed on suspension. A "W" does not affect your GPA.
Will withdrawing from a course affect my financial aid?
Possibly. Anytime you change your credit load it may affect the amount of aid you are able to receive. In addition, you may owe a portion of your financial aid back if you withdraw from all your courses or never attend. The Financial Aid office will calculate how much of your aid was "earned" and notify you within 30 days if you owe money back to the school.
Can I receive a refund for a withdrawn course?
If you withdraw from all of your courses, you may be eligible for a partial refund. The business office will calculate your refund eligibility based on the date you withdraw.
What should I do before withdrawing from a course?
Check with your instructor. Talk about your grade, the possibility of you passing the course and whether withdrawing may be the best course of action. You should also check with your program advisor to see how withdrawing may affect your program plan.