The addition or substitution of courses is permitted only during the first five class days of the semester. Courses may be dropped, without penalty, until the end of the eighth week of the semester.
Exceptions to the deadline for dropping courses can be made only by the Committee on Scholastic Standing. Petition forms for this purpose may be obtained from the Office of Academic Advising (second floor, Armitage Hall). Completed forms must be received in the Office of Academic Advising no later than one week before the end of the semester. When the reason for the petition involves personal problems, it is expected that students will have discussed the problems with a dean in the Office of Academic Advising before the closing one-week period. Petitions are granted by the committee only when serious personal problems have developed after the stipulated penalty-free drop period and the problems are confirmed by the Office of Academic Advising.
No course may be dropped during the last week of class.