You may drop or add a course to your registration during specified periods (please refer to your Academic Calendar) at the beginning of each term. A faculty member’s signature isn’t required to add or drop a class.
Adding a Course
Sign on to WebSTAC and select “Add a Course” from the registration main menu.
Dropping or Withdrawing From a Course
Sign on to WebSTAC and select “Drop a Course” from the registration main menu.
Before the first day of a short (three-day or week-long) course, within the first two weeks of a mini-semester course or the first three weeks of a semester-long course, you may “drop” a course. Dropped courses will not appear on your transcript.
You may withdraw from a mini-semester course within two to three weeks and a full-semester course within three to eight weeks. Withdrawn courses remain on your transcript with an indication of “W.”
After three weeks of a mini-course or eight weeks of a full-semester course, you may petition to withdraw from a course for extenuating circumstances.
Auditing a Course
Students wishing to audit a course (grade option “A”) must first speak with the professor of the course to determine if auditing is an option and, if so, learn the specific requirements for a successful audit. If approval is granted, the student should send the approval to their academic advisor and request a course audit. The registrars will then change the grade option for the course from “P” to “A.”
- Audited courses do not apply to the credits required to graduate, but do apply to the maximum credits allowed each semester without paying additional tuition.
- Audited courses are listed on student transcripts. A grade of “L” is given for a “successful audit,” and a grade of “Z” is given for an “unsuccessful audit.”
- Audited courses do not meet prerequisite requirements. For example, if Course A is listed as a prerequisite for Course B, and the student has audited Course A, he/she has not met the prerequisite requirement for Course B. Instructor permission would be required in order for the student to take Course B.