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Drop/Add Policies Concerning Undergraduate Registration Changes Spring 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 Campbell, Dean Hill, Dean Oliver, or Dean Straughan.

INITIAL: Two-day drop/add period (before 11:59 p.m. Tue. April 23)

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
change of four-credit course no - no signatures - online through Student Planning
drops, adds (1-credit course only) no - no signatures - online through Student Planning
drops, adds (100- & 200-level PE) no - no signatures - online through Student Planning
Spring Option declaration (deadline March 1, 2019) yes $100 paper declaration, signatures, Faculty EC
Students unregistered or with unapproved course loads below 4 credits after the 2nd day of the term are withdrawn retroactive to the beginning of the term.


LATE: Through end of 1st week (before 4:30 p.m. Fri. April 26)

Paper Drop/Add Form

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
drops, adds (1-credit course only) no $100 all instructor(s), adviser, dean
drops, adds (100- & 200-level PE) no $100 P.E. office, dean
drops, adds (4-credit courses may not be changed at this point and Spring Option may not be declared. See academic dean with extenuating circumstances.) yes $100 all instructor(s), adviser, dean

LATE: After 1st week (after 4:30 p.m. Fri. April 26 to 4:30 p.m. Fri. May 3)

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

LATE: After 2nd week (after 4:30 p.m. Fri. May 3)

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

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

After Last Day of Exams of Any Term

(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 Spring Term Policies

  • Minimum full-time course load is 3 credits, including one three- or four-credit course. Students may enroll in up to five credits, with the provision that it not interfere with the schedule and obligations of the three- or four-credit course.
  • The maximum  academic load is up to 5 credits, except for approved six-week courses. No other overloads or underloads are permitted.
  • Spring registration deadline: Students must be registered for at least one course, or turned in a Spring Option declaration form, no later than Friday, March 1, 2019 to avoid a late registration ($100).
  • Spring Option declaration firm deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. Must petition Faculty EC for exceptions after this date, and pay $100 late fee if approved.
  • Course fees: students who drop courses with fees are responsible for those fees
  • Deadline to drop Spring 2019 domestic extra-fee course without being responsible for the fee: Friday, March 1, 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)
  • No pass-fail grading option during spring term