The first two weeks of each semester are designated as a "schedule-adjustment period." During this time, students may change their class schedule by presenting completed "add-drop" forms to the Office of the Registrar. The course "drops" made during the first two weeks of the semester will not be reflected on the student's permanent record. Although no fees are assessed for changes within the schedule-adjustment period, each course change made thereafter will be charged a schedule-adjustment fee.
If a student does not attend any of the first week of class meetings, the student may be dropped from the class up to the end of the add/drop (change of schedule) period at the discretion of the instructor; however, instructors typically place responsibility on the student for completing the requisite paperwork. The Office of the Registrar will notify students by e-mail if they are dropped by an instructor. Without this notification, students must assume they are enrolled in the course.
After the second week and before the end of the fourth week of classes, but not thereafter, students may add courses by presenting completed "add-drop" forms to the Office of the Registrar. (The only exceptions to courses that may be added after the fourth week of classes are independent studies, private music lessons, and theater practicum. The absolute deadline for adding independent studies and private music lessons is the same as the last day to withdraw from a course, that is, the end of the tenth week of classes. Adding theater practicum is accomplished only through submission of official rosters by the faculty member.) After the second week and before the end of the tenth week of classes, but not thereafter, students may withdraw from courses. A grade of W for any course from which a student withdraws will be placed on the student's permanent record.