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Dropping, Adding, Withdrawing & Course Cancellation

  • Dropping or Adding a Course

    Officially known as Schedule Adjustment, the Drop/Add period allows the student to change his or her semester class schedule. The period begins on the first day of classes and runs through the fifth day.

    All Classes Day and Evening Procedure

    1. Students should consult their academic adviser to determine which classes to change.
    2. Class changes can be made utilizing:
      • WebAdvisor - log into WebAdvisor and click on the registration area and follow the prompts to make the change.
      • Go to your department or the respective department of the course and have them process a change.
      • Proceed to the Registrar’s Office and have them process the change.
    3. All course availability will show based on class capacity. Classes that are at capacity will not be overloaded.
    4. Copies of schedule/bills are only available in the Registrar’s Office and it is strongly advised that students obtain a copy of their schedule/bill from the Registrar’s Office once they have processed their change.

    Remember: No registration transaction is complete until it is processed through the college’s computer system. Simply attending a class is not a method of official registration. Final grades will not be issued to anyone whose name does not appear on an official roster. It is ultimately the student's responsibility to make sure that he or she is properly registered for a class.

    Withdrawal from a Course

    The student must complete their name, Social Security number, I.D. number, course title (ex. General psychology), course number (ex. PS 100) , course section (note: course section designates campus ex. AB), semester and year (ex. Fall/99) and instructor name of the Course Withdrawal Form.

    Student must sign and date form when complete and return entire form to the Registrar’s Office.

    Please note: The form must be returned within published deadlines to be accepted. Withdrawing from a course(s) may affect a student's financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for further information. Withdrawal from courses does not release a student from financial liability.

    Withdrawal from the College

    A student withdrawing from the college must complete the official withdrawal forms available in the campus Counseling Center by the last date to withdraw as published in the academic calendar. This procedure, once completed, terminates current registration in all courses.

    Students who fail to complete the withdrawal procedure will no longer be in good standing. To re-enter the college, once the withdrawal procedure has been followed, the student must apply for readmission through the college Admissions Office.

    Course Cancellation and Liability

    For students that register during the advance registration period for classes to be held either in the fall or spring terms, the payment is due by the published due date. For the fall, this is usually the first Friday in August and for the spring it is usually the first Friday in January. (Please check current publications for specific dates) In order not to be cancelled from your pre-registered classes, a student must have been deferred by the Financial Aid office, be paid in full, or have enrolled in the TIP ( Tuition Installment Plan) through Student Account Services by the due date. Students that fail to meet one of the above criteria will be cancelled from all pre-registered classes. Cancelled students that re register will automatically be changed an additional $80.

    First-time students as well as re-registering students that register for classes after the August or January due date, and whose bill is not covered by one of the above methods of payment, will automatically be charged $75 and placed in the colleges TIP (Tuition Installment Plan).

    Please remember that it is the student's responsibility for payment even in instances of non-attendance, unless courses are officially dropped by the student during the published add/drop dates. The last date for dropping courses without liability is the last day of schedule adjustment.

    It is important to note, that by registering for classes the student acknowledges liability to SUNY Erie for tuition, fees and any required collection costs or legal fees as outlined in the tuition and fee section of the college catalog. As noted above, failure to attend classes does not absolve a student from liability. In all cases, it is the student's responsibility to drop classes by the due date or they will be held liable for their classes.

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