All late add requests require the approval of an academic advisor. If the class has started, the instructor’s approval is also required.
If you submit an eAdd request, your request will automatically be sent to the appropriate approvers.
If your request is approved, your class schedule will be updated and you’ll receive an email notifying you that your request was completed. Until you receive this email confirmation, you’re not officially added to the class. However, you may attend that class while you wait for approvals.
You’ll get a W (withdrawn) on your transcript for any class you drop. While a grade of W doesn’t affect your GPA, be aware that a pattern of withdrawals may raise concerns about a lack of satisfactory progress toward your degree. If such a determination is made, your school may prevent you from registering and you may risk restrictions or loss of financial aid.
Please note: If you are a student in the School of Education, your drop request will require the approval of an academic advisor. If your request is approved, your class schedule will be updated and you’ll receive an email notifying you that your request was completed. You’ll remain enrolled in the class until you get this email confirmation.
After the automatic W deadline, you’ll need approval from your instructor and school dean.
Many schools require additional information before they’ll consider a drop this late in the semester. These requests are considered only in extraordinary circumstances beyond your control and are rarely granted.
Poor performance in a course is not considered grounds for a late drop. If a late withdrawal is granted, you’ll receive a grade of W if your work is of passing quality at the time of your withdrawal or an F if it isn’t.
If you’re worried about your GPA, talk with your instructor to see if there are better options available, such as seeking an Incomplete.
No drop requests will be processed once grade rosters are open for a term. You may need to pursue a retroactive withdrawal request by following the grade change appeal process.