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Drop/Add Guidelines

Each term has distinct time periods during which different rules for drop/add apply. The dates at which these periods begin and end are very firm and are listed in the LSA Calendar each term. It is the student's responsibility to know these dates and rules. Please note that in some circumstances, dropping or adding a course may result in an increase or decrease in tuition.

Drop

Period I: Open Drop
Weeks 1 to 3 (Fall and Winter)
Weeks 1 and 2 (Spring and Summer)
During this time period, you may drop courses at any time via web registration in Wolverine Access.  W’s are not posted for courses dropped during this period.  

Period II: Late Drop
Weeks 4 through Last Day of Class (Fall and Winter)
Weeks 3 through Last Day of Class (Spring and Summer)
The deadline to submit your request is 11:59 PM EST on the last day of class (please note that this is the last of class as defined by the Registrar, not the day you take your final exam). But we urge you to submit earlier in case you need assistance. W’s are posted for courses dropped during this period, regardless of the reason for the drop.

How to Request a Late Drop

STEP 1:  From your Backpack/Registration page in Wolverine Access, select the DROP tab at the top of the screen.
STEP 2:  Select the class, click “Drop,” then click the green button “Request Late Drop.”
STEP 3:  Answer the questions and click “Submit Request” at the bottom.
STEP 4:  Click “OK” on the confirmation page. You will also receive a confirmation email.

How to Track the Progress of Your Late Drop Request

Once you’ve completed these steps, your request to drop will be shared with those who need to approve it. The class is not officially dropped until all approvals are granted, but you can track the progress of your request on Wolverine Access. We recommend that you continue to attend class until your drop has been finalized.

Watch your email: Under certain circumstances you may need to meet with your instructor or an academic advisor to complete the process. When the drop is completed, you will receive an email confirmation from the Registrar.

 

After Period II: Retroactive Drop

After the last day of classes, any request for a drop requires a petition for a retroactive change to the transcript. Approval of retroactive requests is extremely rare. You must present documentation of extraordinary circumstances and you must be able to provide evidence that you were unable to request the drop during the semester. You are not eligible for a retroactive drop if you took the final exam or otherwise completed the course. If you’d like to discuss a possible petition, schedule an appointment with a member of the Honors Academic Board

Dropping All Classes
Dropping all of your classes at any point in the semester is considered a term withdrawal. The complete college policies on dropping and adding can be found here.

Add

Period I: Open Add
Weeks 1 to 3 (Fall and Winter)
Weeks 1 and 2 (Spring and Summer)
You may add courses at any time via web registration in Wolverine Access.

Keep in mind that if you are adding a course after classes start, it’s
important to check with the instructor to find out what you’ve missed and
how/if you’ll be able to make that work up. 

Period II: Late Add
Weeks 4 to 9 (Fall and Winter)
Weeks 3 to 5 (Spring and Summer)
The deadline to submit your request is 11:59 PM EST on the Late Add Deadline. But we urge you to submit much earlier in case you need assistance.

How to Request a Late Add

Note: You will need to obtain an electronic permission (override) from the course instructor. Make sure to talk with the instructor about any work you’ve missed and what the make-up policies are before you add the class.

STEP 1: In your backpack, select the class to add, click “Proceed to Step Two,” then click “Finish Registering.”

STEP 2: Click on the green button “Request Late Add.”

STEP 3: Answer the questions and click “Submit Request” at the bottom.

STEP 4: Click “OK” on the confirmation page. You will also receive a confirmation email.If you have questions please contact the Honors Office.

 

PERIOD III - Add Only By Exception
After Week 9 (Fall and Winter)
After Week 5 (Spring and Summer)

You and your instructor must fill out a Petition for an Exception to the Late Add Deadline Form. You must have an electronic permission (whether the course is open or closed). Late adds require the student to provide an explanation that the course instructor must substantiate. In most cases, the student has been attending and doing the work throughout the term, but something prevented them from registering earlier. A committee will meet to consider your request and will inform you by email of the decision.

 

After PERIOD III - Retroactive Add

After the last day of classes, any add request requires a petition for a retroactive change to the transcript. Approval of retroactive requests is extremely rare. You must present documentation of extraordinary circumstances and you must be able to provide evidence that you were unable to request the add during the semester. If you’d like to discuss a possible petition, schedule an appointment with a member of the Honors Academic Board.

 

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