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Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin

Drop/Add Policy

Undergraduate Students (Fall/Spring Terms) Enrolled in 12-18 Hours (the “banded” rate):

Undergraduate students in the “banded” rate (enrolled in 12-18 credit hours) who adjust hours after the first week of classes will not have any change in tuition assessment if the requests are initiated on the same day and if they maintain enrollment in the “banded” rate of hours after the adjustment.

Changes to enrollment which result in enrollment in fewer than 12 or in more than 18 hours will incur additional costs. The dropped hours will be credited at the percentage amount appropriate to the refund period, and a late schedule change fee will be assessed. The added hours will be charged to your account at 100 percent of the cost.

There is no financial credit given for a dropped course after the close of the refund period.

A Late Schedule Change Fee of $23 will be assessed beginning in the second week of classes for each section dropped.

Undergraduate Students (Fall/Spring Terms) Enrolled in 19 or More Credit Hours

Undergraduate students enrolled in 19 or more credit hours who adjust hours after the first week of classes will not have any change in tuition assessment if the requests are initiated on the same day and if they remain in the same number of hours as initially enrolled (that is, as enrolled prior to the drop and add activity).

If the drop and add are initiated on the same day, but the number of hours enrolled increases, the student will be charged for the “net add” at the credit-hour rate. If the drop and add are initiated on the same day, but the number of hours enrolled decreases, the student will be refunded for the “net drop” at the appropriate percentage down to 18 hours. Note that a refund only occurs during the refund period (generally, the first four weeks of the term), and that the student has not dropped below 12 hours.

A Late Schedule Change Fee of $23 will be assessed beginning in the second week of classes for each section dropped.

Undergraduate Students (Fall/Spring Terms) Enrolled in Fewer than 12 Credit Hours

If an undergraduate student enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours drops and adds hours after the first week of classes, the student will receive a partial refund for the dropped class(es) (for regular, full-term class(es): 75% the second week, 50% the third, 25% the fourth and 0% thereafter) and will pay in full for the added class(es). The partial refund will be applied toward the fees charged for the added class(es). Refer to the Fee Refund Policy in this bulletin for details.

A Late Schedule Change Fee of $23 will be assessed beginning in the second week of classes for each class dropped.

Drop and Add (for students subject to undergraduate tuition)

Throughout the entire semester, students who are subject to undergraduate tuition have a 7-day period in which drops and adds will net against each other. In this “exchange” if the hours dropped and added do not result in an increase in total enrollment and the increase does not move the student out of the banded rate, no additional tuition will be assessed. (Schedule change fees apply as usual.) The 7-day period is from one transaction to the next. It is not limited to a calendar week. A drop on the 10th would net against any add made 7 days before or after that date.

Graduate Students:

If a graduate student drops hours after the first week of classes, the student will receive a partial refund for the dropped class(es) (for regular, full-term class(es): 75% the second week, 50% the third, 25% the fourth and 0% thereafter) and will pay in full for the added classes. The partial refund will be applied toward the fees charged for the added class(es).

Students with fee scholarships/fee remissions should be aware that during the partial (<100%) refund period, a portion of the fee remission applying to the dropped class is also forfeited. Consequently, if the student was already enrolled in the maximum hours covered under the fee remission, the full value of the fee remission may no longer be available to apply toward an added class.

A Late Schedule Change Fee of $23 will be assessed beginning in the second week of classes for each class dropped.

Graduate students in programs other than Law, Optometry and MBA may “exchange” one class for another class during the second week of classes without any additional tuition (on an “even” exchange). You may avoid paying additional tuition charges only if you process the exchange via the Drop/Add Pair option. Note the following:

  • The dropped class must be a full-term class subject to the 75% refund period during the second week of classes.
  • You will still receive a grade of W in the dropped class.
  • The Drop/Add Pair must be submitted during the second week of classes, but will be treated under this policy even if the approvals occur later.
  • There will still be a Late Schedule Change Fee of $23 on the dropped class.
  • The “exchange” only involves one class dropped and one class added.

The financial calculation will net the tuition dollars associated with the dropped class against the tuition dollars associated with the added class. If the result is zero, no tuition will be assessed for the transaction (a Late Schedule Change Fee of $23 still applies).