Changes in Registration

Drop a Course

A student may drop a first-year course or seminar only with the written approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; ordinarily, students are not permitted to drop Law 132, 232, or 332 (Legal Research/Writing). In the long session, a student may drop other courses through the twelfth class day of the semester without the approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, provided that the student remains enrolled for at least ten semester hours of coursework. In the summer session, the student may drop courses except seminars during the first four class days of the term without the approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

Attendance Policy

Regular and punctual attendance is required by the American Bar Association. The faculty member in charge of a course may, with the consent of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, drop a student from the course for poor daily attendance or classroom work, or for improper conduct in the classroom. The student is thereafter barred from attending the course and from taking the examination in it.

The student will be assigned either the symbol ‘Q’ (no academic penalty) or a grade of ‘F’. Courses assigned the symbol ‘Q’ appear on the transcript, but they are not included in the student’s GPA.

If a student stops attending class at any time in the semester or summer session, but fails to drop the course officially, a grade of ‘F’ is recorded for the course. The course is counted as a course taken and failed when the minimum performance standards are applied, and 1.30 grade points are used in calculating the student’s overall average.