Drop a Course
In the long terms, a student may drop upper-division courses through the first twelve class days of the term 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, 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.
After the first twelve class days of a long term, or the first four class days of a summer term, courses may be dropped only with the written approval of the instructor and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. The instructor has the option to assign a grade of “Q” or “F”. It is recommended you meet with your instructor prior to beginning the Q-drop process. Once you are sure you wish to drop, you may initiate the Q-drop process online at: Q-Drop Form.
The “Q” grade appears on the transcript, but is not included in the student’s GPA. When an “F” grade is recorded, the course is counted as a course taken and failed for the purposes of minimum performance standards and financial aid, and 1.30 grade points are used in calculating the student’s overall average.
If a student stops attending class at any time in the long term or summer term, but fails to drop the course officially, a grade of “F” is recorded for the course. If a student misses the final exam without permission of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, a grade of “F” is recorded for the course.