New for Fall 2021! The college has recently updated its pass/fail and add/drop policies, outlined below. If you have questions, we are here to help.
Changes to the Pass/Fail Policy:
You can change a class from letter-graded to Pass/Fail (or vice versa) until Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m on your own in Wolverine Access.
However, beginning this term, you now have until the last day of classes (December 10 for Fall 2021) to decide if you’d like to record a letter-graded class as Pass/Fail instead. This decision is one-time-only and one-way (i.e., you can only go from letter-graded to Pass/Fail and not vice versa). Therefore we strongly encourage you to keep all of your classes as “graded”--unless, of course, they are mandatory credit/no credit--and meet with an advisor closer to the end of the semester to reevaluate if it makes sense to switch to Pass/Fail. Full details about this new policy can be found on our Pass/Fail Policies and Procedures page
Changes to the Drop Policy:
Also beginning this term, you will have until the last day of class to drop a class. The deadline to submit a drop request for Fall 2021 is 11:59 p.m. EST on December 10, 2021. Please note that this is the last day of class as determined by the Registrar’s Office, not the day of your final exam, and courses that have already ended or have been graded cannot be dropped. Minicourses may have different deadlines so check the Course Guide.
If you drop a class before Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST, you may do so on your own in Wolverine Access and will not receive a W.
If you drop a class anytime after September 20 through the last day of class, you will need to submit a Late Drop Request and will receive a W notation on your transcript, regardless of the reason for the drop. The only exception is if this is your first full semester (i.e., Fall or Winter). In that case, if you're dropping individual class(es), the W(s) will be expunged from your official transcript (e.g., the one that gets sent to prospective employers or graduate programs) after the term is completed. However, if you're withdrawing from all of your classes that would be considered a term withdrawal and would be noted on your official transcript.
Details about this new policy and instructions for submitting a late drop request can be found on our Drop/Add Policies and Procedures page.
Please note that the Add policy remains unchanged. You can add a class through September 20 yourself via Wolverine Access. Keep in mind that if you are adding a course after the start of the semester, it’s important to first talk to the instructor to find out what you have missed and ensure that you’ll be able to make that work up. After September 20 you would need to submit a Late-Add Request.