Adding, Dropping & Withdrawing from a Course
The Add/Drop Period is the timeframe a student may adjust their schedule without any academic or financial penalties. The following schedule represents important dates for the academic year.
|Semester||Registration Period||Billing Period||Add/Drop Period - Full Semester||Add/Drop Period - Non Standard Term|
|Summer||Begins: At least 4 weeks prior to the bill date|
Ends: 2 week prior to the bill date
|April 1st or first Monday in April||Begins: One week prior to the start of course|
Ends: Midnight on Saturday of the first week of the semester
|Begins: One week prior to the start of course
Ends: Midnight of the 1st day of course.
|Fall||July 1st or the first Monday in July|
|Spring||December 1st or the first Monday in December|
Adding A Course
Students may add courses during the Add/Drop Period, provided that there is space available in the course and the student has satisfied all requirements. Student charges will be adjusted and a revised bill will be generated. Payment in full is expected as of the date of enrollment unless prior arrangements have been confirmed with the Bursar.
Dropping A Course
Dropping a course is defined as a reduction in course load while remaining enrolled at MCP and within the Add/Drop Period. All requests to drop a course within the Add/Drop Period must be coordinated through the Registrar.
Withdrawal From A Course
Withdrawing from courses is a reduction in a student’s course load after the Add/Drop period, while remaining enrolled at MCHP. There are important academic and financial impacts from withdrawing from a course or the college:
A student may withdraw from a course at any time. If the student withdraws after 60% of the semester, the student will receive a grade of “F” in the course which is calculated into the GPA. Before the 60% mark, the student will receive a grade of “WP” withdraw pass or “WF” withdraw fail. These grades will not be calculated into the GPA; however they will be reflected on the official transcript.
At the end of every semester, the Registrar will notify the Financial Aid Office of any students who have received a grade of “F” in a course. A determination will be made within 30 days of the end of the payment period (semester) on whether or not the grade was earned or if the student dropped without notification.
The Registrar will notify all appropriate staff of any student status change.