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Late Drop

The following policies only apply to LATE DROPS within the College of Letters and Science. If you have questions about LATE DROPS within another college — the College of Education, the College of Business, the College of Nursing — contact an adviser in Student Success Center, 2nd floor, for advice on how to proceed.

If you have no holds on your account and are not on probation, you can drop a course through TitanWeb as long as you do so by the required dates. For 14-week courses, students have until 4:30 p.m. of the 33rd day of classes to drop a course. For 3-weeks and 4-weeks courses, students have until 4:30 p.m. of the 10th day of classes to drop a course. In these cases, the course can be dropped through TitanWeb and no paperwork needs to be filled out.

If you drop a course through TitanWeb be sure to print out a copy of your schedule after the change and save it. Such a record will help you if any questions or concerns arise about the late drop.

Once the deadline has passed to drop a course through TitanWeb, students must submit an Appeal to Late Drop form. In order to qualify for a Late Drop, a student must have extenuating circumstances that justifies a late drop.

 

What Qualifies as Extenuating Circumstances

  • Medical emergency for you or someone in your family
  • Family emergency
  • Mental health emergency
  • Severe personal problem or situation that resulted in the need for professional help
  • Significant disruption of your semester other than the circumstances outlined above

 

What Does Not Qualify as Extenuating Circumstances

Basically, your late drop will not be approved unless you can document an emergency as described above. Typical concerns that students have about courses should be handled by dropping the course through TitanWeb within the deadlines provided. Such concerns include dislike of the professor, inability to master the course material, poor performance in the course, fear that the course will lower G.P.A., and difficulty keeping up with the course workload. These concerns will not be considered valid reasons for approving a late drop of a course.

 

Steps to Take to Late Drop a Course

  1. Go to Academic Advising, your faculty adviser, or the Student Success Center.
  2. Pick up an appeal to late drop form.
  3. Fill out form and be sure to describe the circumstances that led to the need to late drop the course (see what qualifies as extenuating circumstances above).
  4. Obtain the instructor's signature on the form.
  5. Provide documentation from an outside source — a source other than yourself with authority to validate your position. For example, if you had a medical emergency, then, you would include documentation from a doctor. 
  6. Submit the completed form to Jane Wypiszynski, Student Academic Affairs Officer, in the Student Success Center, Room 212.  Jane Wypiszynski, Student Academic Affairs Officer,  will make the final decision regarding your request to late drop a course. You should continue to attend the class until she gives you her final decision.

 

Term Withdrawal

If you want to stop attending the University for a semester, fill out a term withdrawal form rather than a late drop form. Withdrawal means that you no longer attend the University for the semester. The criteria for term withdrawal are the same as for a late drop except that the instructor's signature is not necessary.

Steps to Take for a Term Withdrawal

  1. Go to Academic Advising, your faculty Adviser, or the Student Academic Affairs Office.
  2. Pick up a term withdrawal form.
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. Provide documentation from an outside source — a source other than yourself with authority to validate your position. For example, if you had a medical emergency, then, you would include documentation from a doctor. 
  5. Submit the completed form to Jane Wypiszynski, Student Academic Affairs Officer,  in the Student Success Center, room 212. Jane Wypiszynski, Student Academic Affairs Officer,  will make the final decision regarding your request for a term withdrawal. You should continue to attend classes until she gives you her final decision.

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