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Add/Drop Classes

How to Add or Drop a Class

  • Fill out and print a Drop/Add Form.
  • Have your assigned advisor approve of the change by signing your drop/add form.
  • Submit your completed Drop/Add Form to the Admissions Office in 322 Student Union.

Adding a Class

Approval of the student’s academic adviser is required for adding a course. The end of the sixth day that classes meet in a regular semester (not counting Saturday as a class day) or the third class day of an eight-week session, or during the proportionate period for block or short courses, is the last day a course may be added (nonrestrictive). With instructor’s approval, a course may be added during day seven through Friday of the second week of classes of a regular semester, or the fourth day of an eight-week session (restrictive).

Dropping a Class

At any time prior to the end of the sixth day that classes meet in a regular semester (not counting Saturday as a class day) or the third day of an eight-week session (or proportionate periods for block or short courses), a student may drop a course, and no record of the course will appear on the student’s academic record. Students receive a full refund of tuition/fees during this time.

After the time to drop with no transcript record and prior to the end of the twelfth week of classes of a regular semester or the sixth week of an eight-week session (or proportionate periods for block or short courses), a grade of ―W‖ (dropped) shall be recorded on the student’s academic record. From day seven through Friday of the second week of classes of a regular semester, or the fourth day of an eight-week session (or proportionate periods for block or short courses), students who drop will receive a fifty percent refund of tuition/fees. Beginning the third week of classes, students will forfeit the full amount of tuition and fees for dropped courses.

A student may not drop any course in which a formal charge of a violation of academic integrity is pending against the student. If the student is absolved of the formal charge, he or she may drop the course with either a ―W‖ or ―F‖ (according to the drop grade policy) appearing on the academic record. If the student is found to be responsible for a violation of academic integrity, the instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, including assigning the grade ―F‖ for the assignment or ―F!‖ for the course.

No course may be dropped without the approval of the student’s academic adviser. The deadline for dropping a course that meets on a single weekend is the last business day before the class meets (e.g., Friday before a course that starts on Saturday).

Before Dropping a Class

A reduction in hours due to a course drop (or a withdrawal from the university) may affect:

  • Financial aid (including scholarships, grants, loans, Consortium Agreements)
    - Contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, 119 Student Union Stillwater, OK 74078, (email - finaid@okstate.edu, phone - (405)-744-6604 or fax - (405)-744-6438, School Code: 003170) to talk with a staff person before doing anything to your schedule.
  • Benefits received under the G.I. Bill ((614) 247-VETS (8387))
  • Automobile insurance
    - If you receive discounts for being a full-time student
  • Health insurance
    - if you need to be a full-time student to be covered on a parent's policy
  • Your athletic eligibility
    - If you are a varsity athlete, you must see your advisor first, to obtain permission, before taking a signed form to your academic advisor.
  • < strong>Your visa
    - If you are an international student, you must see an advisor in the Office of International Affairs for approval first, before taking a signed form to your academic advisor. Call (405) 744-5459.

Cancelling Enrollment or Withdrawal from the University

A cancellation occurs when a student drops all classes before classes begin for the term. Cancelling enrollment removes all course tuition and fee charges. No grades are recorded, and no record of the enrollment remains on the official transcript. Student requests to cancel enrollment must be received by the Office of the Registrar before the first day of classes for the term. Failing to attend classes or nonpayment of tuition and fees does not constitute notice of cancellation.

Withdrawing from the University occurs when a student drops all classes after classes begin for the term. A record of the withdrawal will remain on the official transcript. The withdrawal process is initiated with the student’s academic advisor or in the student academic services office of the of the student’s college. A student may withdraw from the University at any time before or on the Friday prior to the beginning of ―Pre-Finals Week‖ (or proportionate periods in summer or shorter terms).

To withdrawal, complete and submit a Withdrawal Form to the registrar office in 322 Student Union.

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