Add/Drop Policy

Add/drop is defined as adding and dropping any number of courses but maintaining active registration in at least 1 other course in the term/semester. For non-online courses, students may add or drop a course prior to its second class meeting; however, if a student has attended a culinary/baking and pastry laboratory segment and does not drop a future segment by Tuesday of the first week of the term, full charges will be assessed. For online and hybrid courses, students may add a course by the first Saturday of the course session or drop by the second Saturday of the course session. An official add or drop must be completed via jwuLink or with Student Academic & Financial Services.

Whenever students participate in add/drop, their financial aid and account charges may be adjusted. Students are encouraged to visit or consult Student Academic & Financial Services to review the potential impact, especially if their enrollment status changes to or from part time/full time.

Please note: The add/drop period occurs during the first week of the term/semester, with the exception of online and internship courses which extend until the second week of the term/semester. During the first week of the term, the university will credit 100% of tuition for students that drop courses during this time.

When students drop a course during this time, the course is removed entirely from the student’s schedule (there is no record of the course on the academic transcript), and if the course becomes closed it may not be added back to their schedule. Most importantly, students are strongly advised to stay on track and maintain their graduation date, especially to avoid incurring unnecessary financial debt. Learn more about repaying loans (start dates, repayment options, avoiding default) and review debt management resources online.