Add and Drop Procedures; Supersedes EM 98-006 Revised

Executive Memorandum 99-025

June 28, 1999

From: Manuel A. Esteban, President

Subject: Add and Drop Procedures; Supersedes EM 98-006 Revised

This EM 99-025, Add and Drop Procedures, has been revised to provide for intercession classes, which the previous policy, EM 98-006 revised, did not include.

ADD AND DROP PROCEDURES

Regular session courses:

  • Students may add or drop courses or change grade option without restriction or penalty and without instructor approval during the first two weeks of instruction using the telephone registration system or, where necessary, by submitting a change of program form. In classes requiring permission of instructor to register, a change of program form to add the class bearing the instructor's signature of approval must be submitted to the Student Records and Registration Office.
    Exception: During the first two weeks, and throughout the semester, students enrolled in remedial mathematics and English courses may not drop those courses or change sections without the written permission of the department chair or the chair's designee.
  • During the third and fourth weeks of classes, petitions to add, drop, or change grade option will require the approval signature of the instructor.
  • After the census date, all petitions to add, drop, or change grade option will require a serious and compelling reason and will require approval signatures of the instructor, department chair, and dean.
  • During the final three weeks of the semester, no withdrawals are to be permitted except for circumstances clearly beyond the student's control (such as accident or serious illness) and when the assignment of an Incomplete is not practicable.

Intercession Courses:

  • Students may add or drop courses or change grade option without restriction or penalty and without instructor approval during the first week of instruction using the telephone registration system or, where necessary, by submitting a change of program form. In classes requiring permission of instructor to register, a change of program form to add the class bearing the instructor's signature of approval must be submitted to the Student Records and Registration Office.
  • Beginning with the second week of instruction, all petitions to add, drop, or change grade option will require a serious and compelling reason and will require approval signatures of the instructor, department chair, and dean.