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How to Enroll, Drop, or Withdraw from Classes

All registration and schedule adjustments (adding, dropping, withdrawing, updating) can be completed online by logging into the MyDaytonaState student portal.

How To Guides

What is the difference between a drop and a withdraw?

Dropping a Course
  • You may drop a full-term course during the first three days of a major semester (Fall and Spring) or, the first two days of a Fall or Spring sub-session or any Summer session.
  • Deadlines are published on the Academic Calendar for each semester and sub-session.
  • In most cases, it can be done through Falcon Self-Service on your student portal.
  • In certain instances, you need permission to drop from a class (i.e. if the course is a prerequisite 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.
Withdrawing from a Course
  • Dropping a class after the drop/add period has ended is considered a withdraw.
  • You may withdraw from a course after the add/drop period has ended with no grade penalty, however, you will not be eligible for a tuition refund and must still pay any outstanding balances owed to the college.
  • You will receive a "W" grade for the course when you withdraw.
  • In most cases, it can be done through Falcon Self-Service on your student portal until the last date to withdraw.
  • The withdrawal deadline date is published on the college Academic Calendar.
  • Financial Aid Recipients are encouraged to speak with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course as it can effect current and/or future financial aid eligibility.
  • Students who remain enrolled in courses after the withdrawal deadline has ended 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 the information below regarding maximum attempts. 

What if I no longer want to attend class?

You may withdraw from a course any time prior to the final withdrawal date published on the college Academic Calendar. You are responsible for the completion of the formal withdrawal process. If you remain enrolled in courses after the final withdrawal date, you will be assigned a final grade for the course from your instructor. If you are reported as not attending during the two weeks leading up to the withdrawal date, you will be administratively withdrawn from the class and assigned a grade of "W1." You instructor will report your last date of attendance, which is used to calculate the return of any Title IV aid (including Pell grant, Stafford Loans, etc.). Before you withdraw from a course, you should be aware that course withdrawals:

  • Will increase the cost of your education.
  • May affect your financial aid status and may require repayment of federal financial aid.
  • May affect your transfer grade point average.
  • May result in your having to pay the full cost of instruction fee to retake the course.
  • May affect your anticipated graduation date.
  • May result in your being denied access to limited access programs.
  • May affect your immigration status if you are attending Daytona State College on a student visa.
  • Will result in your required repayment of course fees paid by a Bright Futures scholarship.

Maximum Attempt Policy/Third and Fourth Attempts

You are permitted a maximum of three attempts per course (withdraws are also counted as an attempt).

  • If you would like to register for a class for a third attempt, you must contact the Question & Answer Center or the Falcon Center. Upon the third attempt, you will be assessed 100 percent of the full cost of instruction (equivalent to out-of-state tuition) unless the college grants a one-time exception to the student due to extenuating circumstances or financial hardship. In-State Tuition for 3rd Attempt appeals are available at the Question & Answer Center or the Falcon Center on any campus location or online through the Registration & Records website. You will not be permitted to withdraw upon your third attempt under any circumstances and will receive a final grade other than "W" for that course.

  • If major extenuating circumstances occurred during the third attempt, you are permitted to appeal to take a course a fourth time by submitting a Fourth Attempt Appeal. You will be assessed the full cost of instruction on the fourth attempt and will not be permitted to withdraw. There is no appeal to reduce the full-cost assessment on the fourth attempt. A fifth attempt is not allowed under any circumstances. 

  • You can click here to learn more about state regulations associated with withdrawals, grade forgiveness, and the repeat of a course.
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Last updated: 2021-06-23T16:23:53.366Z