Late Drop/Add/Withdrawal

Drop/Add Form

A completed Drop/Add form is necessary to make any late registration changes. 

It is recommended that you download the form before filling it in to ensure that your content will be saved. 

Late Add Request Information and Guidelines

The first week of each semester is the published Drop/Add period. During this time, students may drop and/or add classes at their discretion, provided there are openings in the courses and the student has met the appropriate prerequisite requirements. If a student wishes to add a course after this published deadline, it is considered an exception to the registration policies and requires several levels of support and documentation.

In order for the student request to be viewed favorably, it must be submitted as soon as the exception is noted. Procrastination on the part of the student will negatively affect the outcome of the appeal.

Please note: any addition to a student schedule after the published deadline is considered a late add, including requests to change from one section to another of the same course.

Please complete all of the following steps listed below in sequential order:

  1. Obtain the proper paperwork to complete the late add process.
    1. Complete the Drop/Add form. Forms can also be found at the Student Services windows.
    2. Compose a letter addressed to the Associate Dean for Students and Curriculum explaining the need for the late add (see below for necessary content)
      1. Attach the letter to the completed Drop/Add form
  2. Gather the proper signatures.
    1. Instructor
    2. Unit Head
  3. Deliver the completed Drop/Add form with letter attached and the proper signatures to the Dean's Office in B-4-232 MAK. The request will be evaluated by the Associate Dean within approximately 2 business days.
  4. Approved forms will not be forwarded to the Records Office; students must pick up their forms at the front desk in B-4-232 MAK and deliver them to the Records Office (150 STU) for processing.

If approved, you must submit the paperwork to the Records Office no later than 7 days after approval date. No exceptions will be made. 

Keep in mind that all late registrations involve additional fees. You will be assessed $25 for adding a class late. You will be assessed a $50 late registration fee if you are registering for all classes past the posted deadline.

Late Add Appeal Letters - Guidelines

In developing your letter of appeal to the Associate Dean for approval to add a course after the published deadline, you will need to provide detailed and specific information regarding your request. Please use the following outline when developing your appeal:

  1. Provide detailed background information on why you need to add the course after published deadline. 
  2. Steps you will take to ensure that the need for this type of exception won't be necessary in the future.
  3. If applicable, supply copies of any supporting documentation, such as doctor's notes, accident reports, letters of support from faculty, either your advisor or another faculty member who can vouch for the circumstances of this request. 
  4. Demonstrate that the late add will not negatively affect your ability to keep pace with the course requirements, including your plan to make up any missed work. 

Late Withdrawal Information

The Registrar's website contains information on course withdrawal.