Adding, Dropping, or Withdrawal from a Course—Undergraduate and Graduate

Students are expected to attend and complete all classes for which they are registered. Students are eligible to participate in the add/drop period during the first seven calendar days of each semester (attendance policies apply during the add/drop period). There is no add/drop period during a student's externship semester. Students who decide to withdraw from a course after the add/drop period must request their withdrawal with the Center for Career and Academic Advising. MPS graduate students who decide to withdraw from a course after the add/drop period must request their withdrawal with the Senior Director, School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Students will be eligible for a grade of "W" if withdrawing from the course by the deadline listed in the chart below. After that time, the student will be assigned a grade of "WF."

Course Withdrawal Timeline

Length of class Typical meeting days Last day to withdraw
with a grade of "W"
3-week lab or lecture course 5 days per week 3rd class day
5-week lab course 5 days per week 5th class day
6-week lecture course 2 days per week 6th class day
7-week lab course 5 days per week 7th class day
7-week lecture course 2 days per week 7th class day
7-week online lecture course Online Friday of 3rd week
9-week lecture course 4 days per week 9th class day
12-week lab or lecture course 1 day per week 6th class day
12-week lab or lecture course 2 days per week 12th class day
15-week lab course 2 days per week 6th class day
15-week lab or lecture course 1 day per week 7th class day
15-week lecture course 2 days per week 15th class day
15-week online lecture course Online Friday of 7th week