Keystone College Policies
Schedule Change Policy
Adding and Dropping Courses
A student may add a course after the term begins during the first week of the class. Students must attend the first scheduled class after adding a course, or they may lose the right to be enrolled in the course.
A student may drop a course, but only prior to the completion of the first two weeks of the term (this time period is adjusted for shorter terms). A student may withdraw from a course (with a “W”) prior to the completion of the withdrawal period (see academic calendar p. xxx). A course cannot be dropped after the first two-thirds of the term unless special permission is granted by the Dean of the College; this permission will be granted only in extraordinary circumstances. Some courses; however, cannot be dropped at any time unless special permission is given by the Dean of the College; this permission will only be granted in extraordinary circumstances. The courses that cannot be dropped are The First-Year Seminar (FYS 1110), Critical and Analytical Reading (ENGL 0050), and College Writing I (ENGL 1110).
Students receiving financial assistance, including loans, should consult the Office of Financial Assistance and planning prior to dropping courses.
For the “drop” to be official, students must submit to the registrar the appropriate official form for dropping a course with the signature of their academic adviser.
The date that the student officially notifies the Registrar’s Office of his/her intent to drop/withdraw from a course is the official drop/withdraw date.
If a course is dropped during the first two weeks of the term (this time period is adjusted for shorter terms), the course is not recorded on the student’s official Keystone transcript. If a course is dropped during the withdrawal period, a grade of “W” is recorded on the student’s official transcript. A “W” does not have any impact on the student’s grade point average.