Course Changes and Withdrawals from a Course(s)

Adjustments (add/drop) to a graduate student’s semester schedule of courses will be permitted for five business days from the start of the semester, or by the day of the second class meeting for summer courses. To add/drop a course, students must complete an Add/Drop Form available in the Office of the Registrar. It is the responsibility of a student to submit this form with all requisite signatures on or before but no later than the deadline for schedule adjustments. A student will not be permitted to add a course after the end of the Add/Drop period.

Any SPS student who wishes to change their scheduled courses must contact their program advisor prior to the start of the class. 

If a graduate student drops or withdraws from a course after the first day of the semester, the University’s Official Refund Policy will be applied (see Institutional Refund Policy). Graduate students who withdraw from a course or courses after the course(s) have met will have a grade of “W” (withdrew) posted on their transcripts. If a graduate student withdraws from a class or classes after the date posted on the Academic Calendars allowing for withdrawals, an automatic grade of “F” will be recorded. Failure to attend any class or verbal notification to the instructor, faculty advisor, and/or Student Services does not constitute an official withdrawal. Failure to withdraw officially by following the above procedures may result in a permanent grade of "F" for the course(s).