Handbook: Academic Add
- Handbook Academic Add
ADD, DROP, or WITHDRAW
Students may add, or drop, or withdraw courses from their schedules during the designated period for doing so at the beginning of each semester. After the first week of a semester, or the equivalent period in a summer session, students are permitted to withdraw from a course using SCOTS using their Alternate PIN for that session. (Please note that withdrawal from all courses must be completed at the Hamilton Hall Student Services Center. It cannot be accomplished using SCOTS.) If the withdrawal is completed between the beginning of the fourth week and the end of the tenth week of a semester, or the equivalent period in a summer session, the course will appear on the student's academic record with the grade of W (withdrawal).
After the tenth week, or the equivalent period in a summer session, withdrawal from a course will be permitted only for extenuating circumstances. Approval for such withdrawal must be obtained from the advisor, department chair, and school dean. A grade of WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing) will be recorded on the student's academic record.
Students who withdraw from a course will be eligible for a refund only if the withdrawal meets established criteria of the refund policy. Students are also advised that a withdrawal fee of $25 per course will be charged after the add/drop period has ended.
Students should also be aware of the following financial aid satisfactory academic progress requirements. Students receiving Federal student aid and/or a PHEAA Grant are required to meet certain academic standards. For Federal aid (including loans), students must meet the minimum GPA required for academic progress as well as complete 70% of all coursework attempted for undergraduate students and 80% for graduate students. Incompletes and withdrawals are counted as attempts for financial aid purposes. The complete policy may be viewed on the website for the Financial Aid Office. PHEAA Grant recipients are required to complete 24 credits annually, if full-time, and a prorated number of credits if part-time.