Adding and Dropping Courses
The academic calendar for each term defines the dates that students may register and add classes. Students may add and drop courses during the drop/add period via the Register tab in the Port of Armstrong.
Special Note: If a student drops either the core or the seminar class within the First Class learning community, they must also drop the paired core/seminar class.
Before students may register or add and drop courses, students must be advised and must clear any and all holds. Students may view holds, including advising holds, by logging into the Port of Armstrong and by clicking on the Register tab— View Holds.
Policies for Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses
- A student who drops a course before the drop/add period is over does not receive a grade in the course and the course does not appear on the academic transcript.
- A student who wishes to withdraw from a course after the drop/add period is over must obtain a withdrawal notice from Enrollment Services. The notice must be signed by the instructor of the course and returned by the student to Enrollment Services.
- A student who withdraws from a course after the drop/add period is over and before the mid-term semester dates will receive a W or WF at the instructor's discretion. A student who withdraws from a course after the mid-term semester dates will receive a WF in the course.
Special Policies for Dropping Learning Support Courses
- Students enrolled in both credit and a required learning support course may not withdraw from the learning support course unless they also withdraw from credit courses.
- If a student is enrolled in two or more learning support courses and withdraws from one learning support course, the student may remain enrolled in other learning support courses and in credit courses.
- If an instructor drops a student from the only learning support course or from all learning support courses at any time during the semester, the student will be withdrawn from all other credit courses.
New Course Withdrawal Policy effective Fall 2012
Students are allowed to withdraw from a particular course prior to midterm with the possibility of a "withdraw" ("W") recorded at the discretion of the professor, one time. On the second and any subsequent attempt, if a student desires to withdraw from that course, a "withdraw failure" ("WF") is automatically recorded.
Withdrawal Policy Exceptions
- Only Armstrong course withdrawals will be considered. Therefore, W/WF grades transferred from other institutions will not count.
- With approved documentation, hardship withdrawals from the university are possible due to circumstances of extreme duress or for military obligations. See the sections on "Withdrawing from the University" and "Hardship Withdrawal from the University" cited in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The Bursar's Office can answer any questions about how dropping and adding classes may affect tuition and fees.
The Financial Aid Office can answer any questions about how dropping and adding classes may affect financial aid.
The forms for adding, dropping or withdrawing from a course are available from the links on the right.