Dropping a Course

To drop a course a student must have the signature of his/her department head or advisor on the DROP/ADD FORM (downloadable .pdf form to print out) and the form must be processed through the Registrar’s Office.  The W grade is given when a student drops an individual class after the final date for late registration (third class day) has passed and before the end of the first eight weeks of a quarter.  After that date, students dropping classes will receive an F grade.

The deadline for dropping a class with a W grade is listed in the University academic calendar.  A student may be administratively dropped from a class, or more than one class, or from the rolls of the University, if his/her dean considers such action to be in the best interest of the class or the University.  In such a case, the academic dean will decide whether the student will be given a W or an F.