Dropping a Course

Dropping courses will be allowed up to the last day of the third week of classes during a regular semester. If a full-time graduate student drops below nine credits, the student must change status from full-time to part-time. Requests for dropping a course must be in writing Courses dropped by the deadline do not appear on the student's transcript. Forms are available in the Registrar's Office, Davidson Hall. The deadline for dropping all full-semester courses is included in the schedule of classes provided by the Registrar's Office as found on the Registrar’s Office website. If all courses are dropped between the first day of classes and the last day of the third week of classes, the student will be withdrawn in good standing from the University and a “W” will appear on the transcript for each course dropped.

Warning: Failure to carry a minimum of nine credits may affect Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and receipt of certain federal, state, and other benefits, including but not limited to various financial aid programs, Veterans benefits, and Social Security benefits. Students dropping below nine credits are ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics. In addition, full-time graduate assistants must carry a minimum of nine credits.