Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Changes in Registration
Adds and drops (including those for audited courses) are allowed at the discretion of the student (without instructor’s and graduate coordinator’s approval) for the first fourteen calendar days of a semester (the first three calendar days of a summer session). The Graduate College will not approve an add of a regularly scheduled class nor a change to or from audit after the fourteenth day. To drop a class after the fourteenth day, the Graduate College requires instructor's and Graduate Coordinator's approval.
Students may drop a course or withdraw from the University between the second and ninth week of a semester and be eligible for a WP (withdraw passing), contingent upon satisfactory performance in the course. To be eligible for a WP, a graduate student must be doing C work or better. The signatures of the instructor, the coordinator, and the Graduate College dean designate are required.
After the ninth week, students who withdraw from a course receive a WF (withdraw failing) unless a WP is authorized by the dean designate of the Graduate College for serious documentable contingencies such as an extended illness.
For summer terms, students may drop a course or withdraw from the University and receive a WP contingent upon satisfactory performance in the course if the drop or withdrawal occurs prior to the following deadlines:
- during the fifth week of an eight-week session
- during the fourth week of a six-week session