Students may choose to drop a course in Self-Service before the published academic deadline. Please be aware that a change in credit hours may impact financial aid, visas, or progress toward a degree.
Only in rare instances will you be permitted to drop a class or elect for credit/no credit grading after the published academic deadline. Poor performance in a course is not a justifiable reason for a late course drop or a change to credit/no credit grading. You must be able to demonstrate that extraordinary extenuating circumstances, particularly those after the official academic deadline, have impacted your academic ability.
Students who seek to drop a course or elect for credit/no credit grading after the academic deadline are encouraged to meet with a departmental advisor and submit a student petition to request a late drop or credit/no credit grading.
For full consideration, please follow these instructions for your submission:
- List the course and the specific term it was taken in your student petition
- Provide a detailed explanation of your situation and the impact on your academic performance
- Include supporting documentation (for example, a letter from a health professional, legal paperwork, or an obituary)
- Adhere to student petition deadlines
Late drop or late credit/no credit request (after the academic deadline and before the last day of class): The student petition must be submitted by the last day of class during the relevant term.
Retroactive late drop or late credit/no credit request (after the term has ended): These student petitions are reviewed only after grades have been submitted for the term. There is no deadline for submission of the student petition and the accompanying materials.