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Add/Drop Policies

Summary of Adding and Dropping Dates and Deadlines

The online add/drop period begins the Saturday or Sunday prior to the semester start and continues through Week 1 of the semester for 14 week courses (Day 3 of semester for first 7 week courses) through Arches for all students. Adding will be done online through Arches only for all open sections. See the Academic Calendar for exact dates. 

The online add/drop period begins the Saturday prior to the start of J-term and continues through Day 3 of the term. Adding will be done online through Arches only for all open sections. 

Paper add/drop period begins on Day 3 of the semester. Add/drop permits are available and accepted in the Office of the Registrar for all other section changes. You have until the end of Week 1 to be at full-time status for scholarships and financial assistance.

Paper add/drop period ends at 4:30 p.m. on Day 3 each semester for second 7 week courses.

Students who wish to add a closed section should attend the first course meeting and consult with the instructor about adding the class no later than Friday of week 1 the semester by paper petition.

Registration dates and deadlines

Permit forms are available in the Office of the Registrar in Founders Hall during business hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) during the paper add/drop period. In addition to your signature, you will need your advisor and instructor signatures. Incomplete petition forms will not be processed.

For information about open courses please consult Arches, the official online catalog or the academic department.

After submitting enrollment permits, students should check Arches the same day to see that their schedule is correct. It is the responsibility of the student to check and maintain a current and accurate course schedule. If you see inconsistencies, please contact the Registrar's Office immediately.

ADDING: All Adds after Week 1 (Day 3 for first 7 week courses) must be completed by paper petition. All Adds for second 7 week courses must be completed by paper petition.

The add deadline is the end of Week 1 of the semester (by paper petition) for 14 week classes. For all other classes, the course may be added only up through the following deadlines:

Classes meeting for the first 7 weeks may be added through the 3rd day of that 7 week period (not the 3rd meeting of that course) through Arches or with permission of the instructor.

Classes meeting for the second 7 weeks may be added through the 3rd day of that 7 week period (not the 3rd meeting of that course) only with paper petition.

J-term courses may be added through the 3rd day of the term (not the 3rd meeting of that course) through Arches or with permission of the instructor.

DROPPING: All Drops after Week 1 (Day 3 for first 7 week and J-term courses) must be completed by paper petition. All drops for second 7 week courses must be completed by paper petition.

The drop deadline to avoid a "W" grade is the first week of the term for a 14-week class and dropping with a "W" is through week 10 for a 14 week course (70% of the 14-week period). 

The drop deadline to avoid a "W" grade is Day 3 of a 7 week class and dropping with a "W" is through week 5 for a 7 week course (70% of the 7-week period).

The drop deadline to avoid a "W" grade is Day 3 of the term for a J-Term course and dropping with a "W" is through through Day 7 for a J-Term course. 

All drops for all modules must be processed by a properly completed paper petition and submitted by the published deadline. Instructors may drop you from the roster for failure to attend the first two class meetings and allow another student to add, however, it is the responsibility of the student to check and maintain a current and accurate course schedule.

If you have questions about a particular class that meets a shorter period than the 14-week schedule, please consult the above deadlines carefully or contact our office and your instructor about specific add and drop procedures for that course. A complete list of dates and deadlines appears on the academic calendar.

PASS/NO CREDIT:

The deadline to move to or from pass/no credit status is always Friday of week 6 (Friday of Week 3 for 7 week courses and end of Day 3 for J-Term courses) at 4:30 p.m. No changes may be made after this time. P/NC forms are available in the Registrar's Office. Please see the catalog regarding the policy on taking courses P/NC.

FULL TIME:

As always, consult your academic advisor and your financial aid package before dropping courses that may impact your billing, financial assistance and NCAA eligibility. To maintain full-time status at Augustana, you must have a minimum load of 12 credits for the entire 14-week term.

RESOURCES:

If at any time during the term you experience academic or other difficulties, please notify your academic advisor immediately to discuss your options. Other contacts for you include:

Dean of Students Office #7533

Advising Office #8290

Counseling Service #7357

Reading and Writing Center #7372

Office of the Registrar #7277

Campus Ministry #7213

Residential Life #2686