Course withdrawal and pass/no pass deadline is Friday, April 9

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Friday, April 9 is the deadline for choosing the Pass/No Pass grading option and for withdrawing from full semester courses for upperclass and transfer undergraduate students. By this deadline, you must decide to complete each of your courses for a regular evaluative grade, use the Pass/No Pass option or withdraw from the course.

You may choose the Pass/No Pass option or withdraw from classes (if you qualify for using the online process – see below) in SIS until Friday, April 9 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, but staff will not be available in the Office of the University Registrar or Student Advancement after 5 p.m. EDT.

Pass/No Pass Grading Option

You may choose the Pass/No Pass grading option for one course each semester provided that you remain enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for regular evaluative grades. Note that if you use the P/NP option for a course that is currently counting for a major, minor or general education requirement, you are agreeing to repeat the course for a letter-grade or take another course to meet that requirement in a subsequent semester. You may exercise the P/NP option in SIS.

Please note: If you used the pass/no pass option on a January course, you cannot exercise the pass/no pass option for a regular spring semester course.

Course Withdrawals

If you withdraw from a class, a notation of “W” will show for that class on your transcript. As you make decisions about withdrawing from classes, please pay attention to any implications this will have for academic standing, scholarship eligibility, athletic eligibility, and visa status, as well as whether you will need the course as a requirement or as a prerequisite for another course.

You may withdraw from courses through SIS, provided that you are in good standing and this does not leave you actively enrolled in fewer than 12 credit-hours. All other course withdrawals require a drop/add form signed by your navigator. To withdraw from a course in SIS, follow the same procedure that you use to drop a course during the drop/add period. Be sure to continue the process until you see a screen with a message that you successfully dropped the course and have been given a grade of “W.” Save a copy of the message as documentation of the transaction.

All students continue to have the opportunity to do a complete withdrawal from the semester until the last day of classes on Friday, May 7. However, students who do a complete withdrawal after Friday, April 9, may not enroll for the 2021 summer session or fall semester, but may petition to re-enroll for the spring 2022 semester. Appeal statements can be submitted to a dean in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and exceptions may be granted by the Academic Standing Board.

While withdrawing from a course in SIS does not require the approval of your academic advisor or navigator, it is strongly recommended that you review any adjustments in your course schedule with your academic advisor to make sure you are aware of any implications of doing so.

Course Registration

Registration for the fall semester begins in late April. Consult the Classes & Enrollment tile in SIS to find your specific registration dates (enrollment appointments). If you have questions while registering for your courses, consult your faculty academic advisor or navigator.

Remember, your registration advising hold must be released in advance of registration by your faculty academic advisor.