Add/drop

Students are responsible for monitoring their own registrations, and making any needed changes within the specified periods.

Adding Subjects

To add a subject after the first week of the term, the student must obtain the approval of the instructor and the departmental graduate registration officer. A subject can be added to a student’s registration after the fifth week of a regular term (the “Add” date) only by a petition, approved by the departmental graduate officer and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE). Approval is not automatic, and a processing fee is charged for changes that are permitted.

Dropping Subjects

During the three weeks prior to the last day of classes of the regular term, or the last day of classes of the summer term (after the “Drop” date), no subject may be dropped by a graduate student without a petition approved by the departmental graduate officer and the OGE. A processing fee is charged for changes that are permitted.The fact that a student is failing is not considered a valid reason for a late dropped subject.

Retroactive Changes

In addition, any registration changes for previous terms also require a petition and incur a fee. Changes will be made to a student’s record if the individual is registered. Once a student has graduated, there is a three month period to correct errors in the final term of registration. Retroactive changes should be requested only for exceptional circumstances.

Refund Policy

Processing fees are nonrefundable unless charged in error.