Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Course Drop, Add, Withdrawal

Full Fall and Spring semester courses may be added during the first two weeks of the semester, but permission of the professor is required after the eighth day of the semester (including weekends; excluding holidays). Students desiring to add closed sections of courses for which they have the required pre/co-requisite must always receive the professor’s approval. Courses dropped during the first 8 days of the semester (including weekends; excluding holidays) will not be recorded on the students’ permanent records. During the fall and spring semesters, students may not drop their last course on MySRU and should contact the Office of Academic Records and Registration for assistance. Students may withdraw from full semester classes with a grade of “W” between the second and tenth weeks of the fall and spring semesters. The student’s adviser and professor must acknowledge the withdrawal on a Withdrawal form (on-campus) or via an email (off-campus). Students will not be permitted to withdraw from full semester classes after the tenth week and will be held accountable and awarded a final grade for all coursework, exams and other work assigned during the final five weeks of the semester. For fall and spring courses meeting fewer than 15 weeks and all summer and winter classes, the withdrawal deadline is two thirds of the way through the course’s beginning and ending dates. Students may not withdraw from Basic Requirement/The Rock courses, after the drop period has ended.

Drop/add forms may be used to add classes until the end of the second week of the semester, and until the end of the eighth day of the term (including weekends; excluding holidays) to drop classes. After the eighth day of the semester (including weekends; excluding holidays), students may no longer drop classes, but may withdraw from classes with a grade of “W” by using a withdrawal form.

Students who for exceptional reasons are permitted to drop, add, or withdraw from classes after the university’s stated deadlines must receive the respective Dean’s/Office of Academic Services’ approval.