Add/Drop Policy

Add/Drop is defined as adding and dropping any number of courses but maintaining active registration in at least one other course in a term. Students may add or drop a course prior to its second class meeting; however, culinary/baking and pastry laboratory segments that are not dropped by Wednesday of the first week of the term will result in full charges unless a Leave of Absence is approved. For online and hybrid courses, students may add by the first Saturday or drop by the second Saturday of the term. 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.

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.