Dropping a Class
Simply informing an instructor or not attending class will not protect you from consequences to your grade or your financial responsibilities.
A course dropped during the official Add/Drop Period (normally before the 3rd weekly meeting in a regular 15-week semester) will not appear on a student's academic record.
If a course is dropped and a similar course is added at the same time, within the official add/drop period, there is no financial penalty.
After the official Add/Drop Period, and through 60% of the duration of the course (normally the 9th week in a 15-week semester), the course is listed with a grade of W on the official transcript.
After 60% of the duration of a class, the student receives the grade earned at the end of the semester unless a special withdrawal is granted with approval of the academic dean or designee.
If you are receiving financial aid you should also consult with the financial aid counselor in your local office to learn how your aid may be affected by the drop. Here are some potential consequences of dropping a class if you are receiving financial aid:
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