Changing Your Course Schedule
Making changes to your course schedule after you’ve registered or started your courses for each term can be confusing. How and when can you remove a course from your schedule and how much money you get back depends on how far into the course (or term) you are.
Add or Switch
You can add a course to your schedule or switch the course section anytime prior to the start date of a course, and in some cases up to one week after the course start date.
Full Refund—No Academic Record
You may drop a course up to a certain date for a full refund without the course ever appearing on your transcript. After the drop deadline, you must officially withdraw from a class to avoid a failing grade.
No GPA Penalty (before withdrawal deadline)
After the drop deadline, you must withdraw from a course before the withdrawal deadline to avoid receiving a grade of FA (equivalent to an F in your GPA). An official course withdrawal appears on your transcript as a grade W, which does not factor into your GPA.