Schedule Adjustment – Late Adds or Course Withdrawals after Semester Deadlines

Students are responsible for registering properly and paying for all credits by the registration and payment deadlines listed in the Schedule of Classes. Instructors do not have the authority to add students to courses, and students are always held personally responsible for verifying the accuracy of their own enrollment before the end of the add period. Note: Being waitlisted for a course does not guarantee a student’s subsequent enrollment in that course.

Students who were not correctly enrolled in classes due to a documented university error may petition to add a class after the deadline of the semester. This is called a “Request to Late Add.” When the appeal is made after the semester has ended, it is call a “Request to Retroactive Add.”

Students are also responsible for all courses in which they remain officially enrolled after the drop period has ended. Instructors do not have the authority to withdraw students from classes. If a student makes a request to withdraw from a class after the deadline, it is considered a late course withdrawal. It is called a “Retroactive Course Withdrawal Request” if made after the semester has ended.

Students can only be considered for late schedule adjustments after the deadline of the semester or retroactive adjustments after the semester has ended when there are unusual circumstances beyond the student’s control or due to a documented university error. Reasons NOT considered for late or retroactive actions include the following:

  • Failure to pay for a class by the payment deadline – resulting in the class being dropped due to non-payment.
  • Failure to enroll officially from a waitlist.
  • Failure to add into the course due to a hold of any kind on your account – these may include parking, library, health, and academic holds, for example.

For more information, please review “Changing Registration: Drop/Add (Schedule Adjustment)” in the Catalog.

Petitioning for a Late or Retroactive Course Add or Withdrawal:

  1. Complete a Student Request Sheet indicating which course you are petitioning to add or drop. Explain fully why you were unable to do so during the semester and include all documentation regarding the circumstances justifying the appeal or the university error.
  2. Obtain written verification from the course instructor(s) stating the dates of attendance. The instructor must state why you were allowed to remain in the course without being listed on the official university class roster or verify your lack of attendance.