Add/Drop Policy

Add/drop is defined as adding and dropping any number of courses, but maintaining enrollment in a semester. Students may add an online course by the first Saturday of the course session. Students may drop an online course by the second Saturday of the course session. An official add or drop must be completed via jwuLink, with the student's assigned online academic advisor. 

Whenever students participate in add/drop, their financial aid and account charges may be adjusted. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned online academic advisor or consult Student Academic 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 (i.e., start dates, repayment options, avoiding default) and review debt management resources online.