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 first twelve class days 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.

After the first twelve class days of a long semester, or the first four class days of a summer term, courses may be dropped only with the written approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. A grade of “Q” will be recorded for the course.

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.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.

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.