Change of Registration (Drop/Add/Withdraw)

Students may change their original class schedules by dropping, adding or withdrawing from classes.

Remember to check the Registering for Classes webpage for information and updates.

Through the last day of late registration, you may add classes. The last date you may add classes is published in the college's Academic Calendar. If you attend a class without officially registering or following the procedures for adding the class, you will not receive credit for that class. To add a class you must access My.Southwest or:

  • Complete a Change of Registration Form from an academic advisor or other designated Southwest personnel. Submit it to the Records Office.
  • Pay any additional fees required (Fees are due and payable at the time the class is added).

You may officially drop or withdraw from a class within the prescribed time allowed for dropping or withdrawing as noted in the college's Academic Calendar

The date you drop or withdraw from a class impacts the amount of refund you will receive for that class. 

Classes dropped by the “Purge Date for Non-Payment” are dropped from the academic record. If you withdraw from a class after the purge date, you will receive the grade of "W" on your permanent academic record. Withdrawing from a class after the published
“Last Day to Withdraw and Receive W" will result in the grade of "F" being assigned to the class.

To drop or withdraw from a class you must access My.Southwest or:

  • Complete a Change of Registration Form from an academic advisor or other designated Southwest personnel. Submit it to the Records Office.
  • Pay any additional fees required (Fees are due and payable at the time the class is added).
  • Wait for your refund to be mailed by the Cashier's Office. (Drop or withdrawal dates, credit hours dropped and the number of remaining class hours will impact whether you receive a refund. Refunds are not due in many cases).

Note: See Cashier's Office for more information on refunds.

If you want to withdraw from the college, you must do so within the prescribed time period allowable as published in the college's Academic Calendar. Withdrawals occurring after the published last date to withdraw with a grade of "W" will result in the grade of "F" being assigned for each course. 

If you stop attending classes or fail to submit the Change of Registration Form to the Records Office, a grade of "F" will be assigned for each class. It is the your responsibility to withdraw. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from carrying out this responsibility in person, you should contact an advisor in the Advising department right away to learn what steps to take next. To withdraw from the College, the student must access My.Southwest or:

  • Complete a Change of Registration Form from an academic advisor or other designated Southwest personnel. Submit it to the Records Office.
  • Pay any additional fees required (Fees are due and payable at the time the class is added).
  • Wait for your refund to be mailed by the Cashier's Office. (The date of withdrawal and the class(es) from which you withdraw determine whether or not you are entitled to a refund).
Note: See Cashier's Office for more information on refunds.

If you enroll in a course and stop attending the class, you are considered unofficially withdrawn. A grade of "F" will be assigned to the course at the end of the term. 

Attendance is monitored by each faculty member and is reported according to federal requirements. Faculty must report "no shows" (students who never attend class) and the last date of attendance for any student who has stopped attending class. Students receiving federal financial aid and/or veterans educational benefits may be required to repay such funds when classes are not properly attended.

You are expected to attend all classes as scheduled. Each instructor may determine how absences and tardiness will affect your overall grade. This information is to be included on the course syllabus. You are responsible for reading the course syllabus. Regardless of the reason or nature of the absence, you are responsible for the work covered by the instructor and for submitting all assignments in a timely manner. The instructor might allow you to hand in assignments late or make up work, quizzes, exams or presentations missed, but they are not required to do this.

 

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