Adding or Dropping Courses

Professional Studies students who wish to add or drop a course or make any other change in their program must do so by following the procedures and deadlines below. Simply ceasing to attend a class or telling the instructor you no longer wish to attend does not constitute dropping the class.

There is no refund of tuition for courses dropped after the last day of late registration/the change of program period, unless you withdraw from the University—that is, drop all of the courses for which you are registered (see calendar).

Students may not drop a course after the deadline to drop an individual course. A mark—either a UW (unofficial withdrawal), or a grade averaging uncompleted work (as F) with grades received on completed work—will be assigned to any student who stopped attending class but did not drop the course before the designated date for the term (see calendar).

Change of Program Period

For change of program dates, please see SPS's Calendar.

Dropping Individual Classes
The change of program period is a window of opportunity during which you may drop individual courses from your schedule without financial penalty.  You may drop an individual course online on Student Services Online.

Withdrawing from All of Your Classes
You may also withdraw, meaning drop all of the courses you’re registered for during this time and receive a full tuition refund. There is a $75 withdrawal fee.  Students must submit the Notice of Withdrawal form directly to the Office of Student Affairs.

Adding Classes
Students may add courses through the Change of Program period.  Those who register for the first time during the Change of Program period are charged a late registration fee of $50. Please see Registration for more information.

 

After the Change of Program Period Ends

For change of program dates, please see SPS's Calendar.

Dropping Individual Classes
If you drop one of several courses you’re registered for after the change of program period, you will not receive a tuition refund. There is no refund schedule associated with dropping individual classes post Change of Program. You may make a request via Student Services Online (SSOL) to drop an individual course and it will be routed to your advisor for approval. Please see the calendar for deadlines.

Withdrawing from All of Your Classes
If you withdraw, meaning drop all of your classes after the change of program period, you will receive a percentage of a tuition refund. Please refer to the tuition refund schedule. If you are entitled to a refund you will have to request that refund online on Student Services Online. There is a $75 withdrawal fee applied. Please allow one week for the Notice of Withdrawal form to be processed before going to Student Services Online to request a refund. If you withdraw after the change of program period you will not receive a refund for your student fees.

Adding Classes
If you wish to register for a course after the change of program period you may make the request on Student Services Online. The request will be electronically directed to the course instructor and your advisor for approval. If this is the first course you are registering for in the term, you will also be charged a late registration fee of $100.