The University Academic Calendar lists specific deadline dates for course adds and drops.
Final Drop Date: Tenth Friday in a Regular Term
Grades Assigned for Dropping Individual Courses
A student dropping courses or withdrawing from the university during the Withdrawal period (which lasts until the tenth Friday after the first class day of the regular semester will receive a grade of W.
For eight week courses, summer sessions and other courses of varying lengths, the withdrawal period ends the Friday immediately following the two thirds point in the course.
Exact withdrawal dates are published in the Schedule of Courses and in the annual University Academic Calendar. The W grade (withdrew) has no impact on a student’s Grade Point Average.
Please note that students who drop courses improperly or who do not follow the regulations described here, receive a grade of F at the end of the semester or term.