Registration and Withdrawal Policy
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Registration and Withdrawal Policy



Certain terms are used in this document with specific meanings, as defined in this section.

  1. Registration refers to the procedure by which a student enrolls in coursework.

  2. A registered student refers to a student enrolled in coursework for the current academic session.

  3. The term “in good academic standing” means that a student is eligible and has been allowed to register for and undertake academic coursework.

  4. The census date is the date set by the college, which typically marks the end of the add/drop period and the beginning of the withdrawal period.



  1. Students in good academic standing may register using the College's current registration procedure.

    1. A student may register for up to 19 credit hours during the Fall or Spring terms.

    2. A student may register for up to 9 credits during the Summer term.

    3. A student may register for up to 6 credits during the Winter term.

    4. A student may register for more than the allowed credit hours for a given term with approval from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

  2. Students wishing to drop a course from their academic load must do so officially using the College's current registration procedure

    1. A dropped course will never appear on a student's official transcript.

    2. After Census date, drops are considered withdrawals, and the course will be recorded on the student's official academic transcript with a grade designation W.

  3. Students wishing to withdraw from a course must complete the College's current withdrawal procedure.  Students wishing to remove a course from their schedule must complete the course withdrawal process prior to completion of 75% of the scheduled number of days in the course.

  4. Failure to withdraw according to the College's current withdrawal procedure may result in the assignment of a grade of Y for the course.

  5. A student may withdraw from all courses using the College's current withdrawal procedure.  A student who withdraws from all of their courses is also withdrawing from the College.

  6. The Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for overseeing this policy.

Revised May 2018