Schedule Changes

Adding Courses

During Registration and Through Drop/Add, you may add courses to your schedule using SWORDS if there are open seats.

Dropping Courses

Through the Drop/Add period, you may drop courses online using SWORDS. Courses dropped during this period will not be recorded on your transcripts.

Withdrawing from Courses

After the end of the Drop/Add period and before the last day to withdraw with a grade of “W,” students may drop courses and receive a grade of "W" on their transcript. A "W" does not affect a student's GPA. Consult the Academic Calendar for exact dates. The procedure to withdraw is as follows:

  • If dropping one or more courses, but not entire course load, students may drop via SWORDS or by visiting the Registrar’s Office.
  • If dropping all courses, students will complete Drop form, Advisor’s signature is required, turn in for to Registrar’s Office.
After the last day to withdraw with a grade of “W,” students may withdraw from a class and receive a grade of WF on their transcript. A WF is a failing grade. Consult the Academic Calendar for exact dates. The procedure to withdraw during this period is as follows:
  • Withdrawal must be completed through Registrar’s Office
  • Once declared, a WF grade cannot be rescinded except when a student has extenuating circumstances and submits petition.

A student may only withdraw from a maximum of five courses. After the five course limit, all subsequent withdrawals will be recorded as "WF".

Petition for Hardship Withdrawal

Students who have experienced hardship of a non-academic nature may petition for a hardship withdrawal. Please consult the catalog for more information regarding hardship withdrawals: http://mga.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2017-2018/Undergraduate-Catalog/Academic-Policy-and-Information/Grades-and-Academic-Records/Petition-for-Hardship-Withdrawal