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.