Course Changes (Add/Drop)
A course change is any course added to or dropped from a prior paid course schedule. Students are permitted to add or drop courses throughout the published registration period and during the first week of classes, with the approval of their academic advisor and Registrar. Course changes made after the registration period has ended or after the Add/Drop Period require the approval of the instructor, academic advisor, and Registrar’s Office. Such changes are subject to Registration change fee for each change (or set of changes made at the same time). Course changes other than as described above, require the signature of the instructor, academic advisor, and Registrar’s Office.
A student who follows the published course change procedures may withdraw from courses prior to the seventh week of classes (academic semester) and receive a Withdrawal (W). After the published Last Date to Withdraw and Receive a “W” each academic semester, any student who withdraws a course will be assigned a Withdrawal Passing (WP) or Withdrawal Failing (WF) by the instructor based upon actual work completed at the time of the withdrawal. A W or WP will not affect the student’s cumulative grade point average. A WF is treated as a failing grade for grade point average computation.
Any class that meets in an intensive format for a week or on a shortened semester calendar must be added no later than the end of the first day of classes and dropped not later than the end of the second class.
If a reduced course load changes a student’s enrollment status from full-time to part-time, it is the student’s responsibility to recognize the possible consequences (i.e. potential reduction of financial aid awards, SEVIS status, degree completion time, etc.) and take necessary action with the corresponding office (Financial Aid, International Student Coordinator, Registrar, etc.). Students who withdraw from the Institute using the Institute’s withdrawal procedure or reduce the number of credit hours using the Institute’s course changes procedure during the fall or spring semester are allowed a return of tuition and refundable fees according to the official schedule.
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