Graduate Bulletin

Fall 2019

Course Changes

The add/drop period to have no "W" recorded begins on the first day of classes and ends at the close of business ( 4PM )  on the tenth business day of classes of the fall or spring semester, the fifth business day of classes of six-week summer sessions, or the first day of classes of three-week winter sessions. 

For SPD online students, the add/drop period to have no "W" recorded begins on the first day of classes and ends at the close of business ( 4PM ) on the fifth business day of classes of the fall or spring semester. However, SPD online students have access in SOLAR to withdrawal from individual courses through the fifteenth day of classes ( 4PM ). 

When a student withdraws from a class or the semester after the posted academic calendar deadline date, tuition is charged based on the Tuition Liability schedule found on the academic calendar. This information is available on the Registrar’s website. Tuition liability starts after the seventh day of the semester counting  Saturday  and  Sunday

Before the first day of classes, all classes can be dropped via SOLAR. After the first day, a withdrawal form is required. See the entries "Withdrawal from the University" in this Bulletin for more information withdrawing from all courses.

At the end of the add/drop period, from days 11 to 15, students may swap courses by petition through the Graduate School or SPD. A "W" and tuition liability will not be incurred only if an even number of credits are added and dropped in a single transaction (i.e., a swap of 12 credits for 12 credits). NOTE: This is not for SPD online students. 

After the registration deadlines pass, all registration related matters require a "Retroactive Add, Drop, or Registration" form to be submitted and approved by the Graduate School or SPD.