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What is the difference between dropping a course and withdrawing?

Dropping a Course

You may modify your schedule by dropping a 15-week course during the first week of a major semester, Fall or Spring; or, the first three days of a 7-week subsession or any of the Summer sessions. When you drop a class, it must be done by the add/drop deadline that is published in the Academic Calendar for that semester. It can be done in most cases via FalconNet Online Registration. In certain instances, you will need permission to drop from a class (i.e. if the course is a pre-requisite to other courses you have scheduled, if it is a required college developmental course, etc.). If you follow the drop process appropriately, you will receive a full refund for the course in approximately 14 days from the drop. If you add another course at the time of the drop and it is equal value in credits (for example, dropping a 3-credit course and adding a different 3-credit course), no refund will take place. The credit will be applied towards the newly added course. You are responsible for any additional costs if courses added amount to more than the original credit load. Failure to pay for additional costs may result in being purged/dropped from your total class schedule.

Withdrawal from a Course

Dropping a class after the drop/add period has ended is considered a Withdrawal. You may withdraw from a course after the add/drop period, but you will not be eligible for a tuition refund and will receive a “W” grade for the course. If you wish to withdraw from a course, you can use your Falconet account until the last date to withdraw. You will not be withdrawn from a class simply because you stop attending it. The withdrawal deadline date is published in the College Academic Calendar. Financial Aid Recipients are encouraged to speak with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course as a withdraw can effect current and/or future financial aid eligibility. Students who remain enrolled in courses after the withdrawal deadline will be assigned a final grade for the course from the faculty member. Withdrawals are counted as an attempt for a course, please refer to information below regarding maximum attempts.


Students who no longer want to attend class:


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Last Updated: 5/22/14