Add and Drop Policies and Procedures
Summary of Adding and Dropping Dates and Deadlines
On-line add/drop period begins the Saturday prior to the term start and continues on Day 1 & 2 of the term. Adding will be done online through Arches only for all open sections.
The on-line Drop Period begins the Saturday rior to the term and continues through Day 5 through Arches for all students.
Paper add/drop period is Day 3 through 6 of the term. Add/drop permits available and accepted in the Office of the Registrar for all other section changes. You have until day 6 to be at full-time status for scholarships and financial assistance.
Students who wish to add a closed section should attend the first course meeting and consult with the instructor about adding the class on Day 3 of the term by paper petition.
Complete list of term registration dates and deadlines
Permit forms are available in the Office of the Registrar in Founders Hall during business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) during the paper add/drop period. In addition to your signature, you will need your advisor and instructor signatures. Incomplete petition forms will not be processed.
For information about open courses please consult Arches, the official online catalog or the academic department.
After submitting enrollment permits, students should check Arches the same day to see that their schedule is correct. It is the responsibility of the student to check and maintain a current and accurate course schedule. If you see inconsistencies, please contact the Registrar's Office immediately.
ADDING: ALL ADDS AFTER DAY 2 MUST BE COMPLETED BY PAPER PETITION
The add deadline is the 6th day of the term for 10-week classes. For all other classes, the course may be added only up through the following deadlines.
Classes meeting for 5 weeks, may be added through the 4th day of that 5 week period (not the 4th meeting of that course) with permission of the instructor.
Classes meeting for 3 weeks, may be added through the 2nd day of that 3-week period (not the 2nd meeting of that course) with permission of the instructor.
All adds of 3-week and 5-week modules must be processed by a properly completed paper petition and submitted by the deadline.
DROPPING: ALL DROPS AFTER DAY 5 MUST BE COMPLETED BY PAPER PETITION.
The drop deadline to avoid a "W" grade is the first 5 weeks of the term for a 10-week class (50% of the 10-week period) and dropping with a "W" is through week 7 for a 10-week course (70% of the 10-week period.) All other courses adhere to the 50% and 70% drop deadlines for the period during which that course meets.
5-week courses must be dropped by 50% (and 70% for a "W") for the 5-week period in which the course meets (not 50% and 70% of the course meeting dates.)
3-week courses must be dropped by 50% (and 70% for a "W") for the 5-week period in which the course meets (not 50% and 70% of the course meeting dates.)
All drops for all modules must be processed by a properly completed paper petition and submitted by the published deadline. Instructors may drop you from the roster for failure to attend the first two class meetings and allow another student to add, however, it is the responsibility of the student to check and maintain a current and accurate course schedule.
If you have questions about a particular class that meets a shorter period than the 10-week schedule, please consult the above deadlines carefully or contact our office and your instructor about specific add and drop procedures for that course. A complete list of dates and deadlines appears on the campus calendar
The deadline to move to or from pass/no credit status is always Friday of week 4 at 4:30 p.m. No changes may be made after this time. P/NC forms are available in the Registrar's Office. Please see the catalog regarding the policy on taking courses P/NC.
As always, consult your academic advisor and your financial aid package before dropping courses that may impact your billing, financial assistance and NCAA eligibility. To maintain full-time status at Augustana, you must have a minimum load of 8 credits for the entire 10-week term.
If at any time during the term you experience academic or other difficulties, please notify your academic advisor immediately to discuss your options. Other contacts for you include:
Dean of Students Office #7533
Advising Office #8290
Counseling Service #7357
Reading and Writing Center #7372
Office of the Registrar #7277
Campus Ministry #7213
Residential Life #2686