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Drop/Add Policies Concerning Undergraduate Registration Changes Fall 2019

Note: When a dean's signature is required on the drop/add form, it must come from one of the following academic deans: Dean Hill, Dean LaRiviere, Dean Oliver, or Dean Straughan.

INITIAL: drop/add period (before 11:55 p.m. Wed. Sep. 11)

To petition the Faculty EC, please see details at https://www.wlu.edu/university-registrar/policies-and-procedures/petitioning-faculty-committees/faculty-executive-committee/student-petition-to-fec.

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
drops, adds no - no signatures - online through Self Service
pass/fail declaration no - no paper - online at go.wlu.edu/passfail

LATE: 2nd week (4:30 p.m. Wed., Sep. 11 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., Sep. 18)

Paper Drop/Add Form

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
reduction of overload no none drop instructor, adviser, dean
drops, adds no $100 all instructor(s), adviser, dean
drops, adds (100- & 200-level PE)
no $100 P.E. office
add 1-credit 'audition' course (only THTR 109, 209, 309; DANC 110, 111; MUS 116; and LJS 231, 431) no  none instructor, adviser
pass/fail declaration no $100 no paper - online at go.wlu.edu/passfail
late registration no $100 all instructor(s), adviser, dean


LATE: After 2nd week (4:30 p.m. Wed., Sep.18 to 4:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18)

Paper Drop/Add (Drop with Record - W grade on all dropped courses)

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
drops, adds yes $100 all instructor(s), adviser, Faculty EC
drops, adds (100- & 200-level PE) yes $100 P.E. office, adviser, Faculty EC
add 1-credit 'audition' course (only THTR 109, 209, 309; DANC 110, 111; MUS 116; and LEGL 231, 431) no none instructor, adviser
pass/fail declaration yes $100 no paper - online at go.wlu.edu/passfail
late registration yes $100 all instructor(s), adviser, Faculty EC

Students unregistered or with unapproved course loads below 12 credits are withdrawn retroactive to the beginning of the term.

LATE: After 6th week (after 4:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18)

Paper Drop/Add (WP/WF grade of record on all dropped courses)

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
drops, adds yes $100 all instructor(s), adviser, Faculty EC


LATE: After Last Day of Exams

(WP/WF grades on all dropped courses) - Paper Drop/Add

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
any registration change yes $200 all instructor(s), adviser, Faculty EC

Miscellaneous Policies

  • full-time course load is 12 credits: all degree-seeking students must be full time
  • fall registration deadline: Students will be charged a late fee ($100) if they have not registered for fall term by midnight on Friday, April 12, 2019.
  • no late charges during the same term for circumstances beyond student's control: medical or departmental convenience changes after appropriate Faculty EC action.
  • section switches during the same term after the initial drop/add (1st week) require only appropriate instructor approvals and charge (no Faculty EC action or adviser or dean signature necessary)
  • when a class with an associated non-credit lab or tutorial has been dropped, the corequisite section may be dropped without penalty by the student within the first two weeks (no signature or fee required)
  • overloads and underloads: for overloads: Students must submit a request for overload (online at go.wlu.edu/overload) to carry greater than 15 credits. For underloads: A student must obtain an academic dean's approval (LaRiviere or Oliver) for 11 credits, and Faculty EC approval is necessary to take fewer than 11 credits (see Dean Straughan)
  • no charge for fall-term, first-year discretionary changes when authorized by Dean Rodocker in the first two weeks.
  • No change in registration is official until the proper form, bearing the required signatures, and any required petitions have been received, approved, and recorded by the University Registrar's office. Until that time, students are advised to attend all class meetings and complete all work for the classes they seek to drop or add.