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Course Drop Definition


A course drop, which will be recorded on the transcript, is defined as an affected credit course not completed by an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled in the course by the official date of record*, and
  2. will receive a non-punitive grade of W.

*Official date of record varies according to the length of the course. The most common course lengths are listed below. For the official date of record for all other course lengths, please contact the Office of Admissions and Registrar.

COURSE LENGTH DATE OF RECORD
3 week course 2nd class day
5 or 6 week course 4th class day
8 week course 6th class day
16 week course 12th class day

The following courses will be exempt from being counted as a withdrawal towards the limitation. The courses are as follows:

  1. College Preparatory course drops (including non-college-prep courses dropped as a result of non-attendance in the College Prep course)
  2. Co-requisite courses - courses that are linked together such as a lecture/lab class

Drops that will count towards the 6 drop limit include:

  1. Students who are withdrawn from the institution for disciplinary reason.
  2. Students who are dropped for non-attendance by individual faculty members.
  3. Students who do not meet any of the exemptions listed above.