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The University strongly encourages all students to finalize course selections before the first day of classes. Nevertheless, students may still drop or add a course, or specify audit or pass/fail status using UDSIS through the free drop/add period (the first 10 days of classes in the fall and spring semesters, or during the first four days of winter and summer session classes). Students should consult with their advisors before making any registration changes.

To add courses after free drop/add, students need approval from the instructor and the appropriate college Assistant Dean. Other registration changes are permitted until the Academic Penalty Deadline, at the end of the eighth week of the semester or comparable period in winter and summer. Students will receive a grade of "W" unless they withdraw from a course during the free drop/ add period. The University offers no tuition refunds for registration changes made after this period, and students who make late changes must pay a one-time $25 fee.

In extraordinary cases, a college Assistant Dean may permit registration changes after the Academic Penalty Deadline and before the last day of classes. Students will not be permitted to drop courses simply to avoid a poor grade, even in circumstances resulting from a student change of major or due to a student registration error. A student may be allowed to withdraw from courses after the deadline at the discretion of the Assistant Dean only when:

  1. The student officially withdraws or is withdrawn from the University or from all courses;
  2. Medical reasons, substantiated by the University physician or University psychiatrist, warrant a reduction in the student's course load; or
  3. Unusual and extenuating personal problems warrant a reduction of the student's course load.

Any requests for changes in academic records after the last day of class must be referred to the Committee on Undergraduate Records and Certification, through the office of the student's Assistant Dean.

Although every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in the Catalog, students and others who use the Catalog should note that the policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings, and other materials reproduced in the Catalog change from time-to-time and that these changes may alter the information contained in this Catalog. see Legal Statement
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