Drop/Add and Refund Policies

Students who wish to drop or add a course must do so during the drop/add period at the beginning of the semester.  The dates of the drop/add period are indicated in the academic calendar. It generally ends 7 days after the start of classes. New students should complete a drop/add form (available from their department), which they give to their graduate program director or department chairperson for approval; returning students may drop or add courses themselves, using their registration PIN.

Students may not add a course after the end of the drop/add period. In order to drop a course after this period, they must request an authorized withdrawal. See Withdrawal from a Course.

Students who drop a class on or after the first day of classes will not receive a 100% refund of tuition. They are liable for tuition charges for each course as follows:

  • Up to the first week, the student will receive a refund of 80%
  • Up to the second week, the student will receive a refund of 60%
  • Up to the third week, the student will receive a refund of 40%
  • Up to the fourth week, the student will receive a refund of 20%
  • Beyond the fourth week, no refund will be available

For additional information regarding refunds, please refer to the Bursar's Office.