Before the add/drop deadline of each term, you may add, drop, or change your courses on the Course Schedule without having the record of registration shown on your academic record. Depending on when you withdraw from your courses, you may be eligible for a tuition refund.
After the add/drop deadline
- To add a course, you'll need permission from your faculty. You’ll also be required to submit the Change of Registration (Add/Drop) Form.
- You won't be able to switch between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading.
- You will also receive a “W” standing on your academic record if you choose to drop a course after the deadline—talk to your academic advising office if you are facing extenuating circumstances that require you to do so.
What is a W standing?
A W standing is noted on a student’s transcript when they withdraw from a course after the add/drop deadline. While it is not used for computing averages, it may impact applications for future studies.