Academic Calendar, Course Add/Drop, and Course Withdrawal


Bachelor's Degree-Completion Students

Students may ADD courses no less than two weeks prior to the start of the course(s).

Students must request to DROP courses by the drop deadline and may do so for any course in which academic participation has not occurred. The permanent academic record will not reflect courses dropped during this period. Students who have academically participated in the course during the drop period will not be dropped, but will be withdrawn according to the withdrawal and refund schedule.

During the time extending from the first day of the course to the last day of week six of the course, a grade of W will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal, whether initiated by the student or the administration. After the withdrawal deadline, a grade of F will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal unless the dean of the college approves the assignment of a grade of W.

Consult the schedule below for exact add/drop and withdrawal deadlines.

2018-2019 Schedule for Add/Drop and Withdrawal Grades

Fall 2018 Trimester

Date Activity
Aug 20, 2018 Last Day to ADD course(s) to Fall Session A
Sep 2, 2018 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Trimester with 100% refund
Sep 3, 2018 First Day of Fall Trimester
Sep 3 - Oct 27, 2018 Course Dates for Fall Session A
Sep 9, 2018 Last Day to DROP course(s) in Fall Session A
Oct 15, 2018 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Session A with grade of W
Oct 29 - Dec 22, 2018 Course Dates for Fall Session B
Nov 4, 2018 Last Day to ADD or DROP course(s) in Fall Session B
Dec 10, 2018 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Session B with grade of W
Dec 22, 2018 Last Day of Fall Trimester


Spring 2019 Trimester

Date Activity
Dec 10, 2018 Last Day to ADD course(s) to Spring Session A
Jan 6, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Trimester with 100% refund
Jan 7, 2019 First Day of Spring Trimester
Jan 7 - Mar 2, 2019 Course dates for Spring Session A
Jan 13, 2019 Last Day to request to DROP course(s) in Spring Session A
Feb 11, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Session A with grade of W
Mar 4 - Apr 27, 2019 Course Dates for Spring Session B
Mar 10, 2019 Last Day to ADD or DROP course(s) in Spring Session B
Apr 8, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Session B with grade of W
Apr 27, 2019 Last Day of Spring Trimester


Summer 2019 Trimester

Date Activity
Apr 22, 2019 Last Day to ADD course(s) to Summer Session A
May 5, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from the Summer Trimester with 100% refund
May 6, 2019 First Day of the Summer Trimester
May 6 - Jun 29, 2019 Course Dates for Summer Session A
May 12, 2019 Last Day to request DROP course(s) in Summer Session A
Jun 17, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Session A with grade of W
Jul 1 - Aug 24, 2019 Course Dates for Summer Session B
Jul 7, 2019 Last Day to ADD or DROP course(s) in Summer Session B
Aug 12, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Session B with grade of W
Aug 24, 2019 Last Day of the Summer Trimester


Master's Degree Students

Students must request to DROP courses by the drop deadline and may do so for any course in which academic participation has not occurred. The permanent academic record will not reflect courses dropped during this period. Students who have academically participated in the course during the drop period will not be dropped, but will be withdrawn according to the withdrawal and refund schedule.

During the time extending from the first day of the course to the last day of week nine of the course, a grade of W will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal, whether initiated by the student or the administration. After the withdrawal deadline, a grade of F will be entered on the permanent academic record for any course withdrawal unless the dean of the college approves the assignment of a grade of W.

Consult the schedule below for exact drop and withdrawal deadlines for each term.

2018-2019 Schedule for Drop and Withdrawal

Fall 2018 Term

Date Activity
Sep 2, 2018 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Term with 100% refund
Sep 3, 2018 First Day of Fall Term
Sep 3 - Nov 18, 2018 Course Dates for Fall Term
Sep 17, 2018 Last Day to request to DROP course(s) in Fall Term
Nov 4, 2018 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Fall Term with grade of W
Nov 18, 2019 Last Day of Fall Term


Winter 2018 Term

Date Activity
Dec 2, 2018 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Winter Term with 100% refund
Dec 3, 2018 First Day of Winter Term
Dec 3, 2018 - Feb 24, 2019 Course dates for Winter Term
Dec 17, 2018 Last Day to request to DROP from Winter Term
Feb 11, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Winter Term with grade of W
Feb 24, 2019 Last Day of Winter Term


Spring 2019 Term

Date Activity
Mar 3, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Term with 100% refund
Mar 4, 2019 First Day of Spring Term
Mar 4 - May 19, 2019 Course dates for Spring Term
Mar 18, 2019 Last Day to request to DROP course(s) in Spring Term
May 6, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Spring Term with grade of W
May 19, 2019 Last Day of Spring Term


Summer 2019 Term

Date Activity
Jun 2, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Term with 100% refund
Jun 3, 2019 First Day of Summer Term
Jun 3 - Aug 18, 2019 Course Dates for Summer Term
Jun 17, 2019 Last Day to request to DROP course(s) in Summer Term
Aug 4, 2019 Last Day to WITHDRAW from Summer Term with grade of W
Aug 18, 2019 Last Day of Summer Term