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Dropping a Course

Policy Number: 100305

Current Policy

Category: Academic » Enrollment

Fees may apply. See Registrar for current fees.
 

Policy

DATES MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU DROP

            Deadlines to Drop can be found as follows:

 Log in to MyNAU → Student Center → Find Class → Click Calendar Icon in Left-most Column

DROP EARLY: NO IMPACT TO YOUR TRANSCRIPT

You may drop a course through the 8th business day of a regular Fall /Spring 16-week term—and the dropped course will not appear on your transcript.

Mini-courses (AKA Dynamically Dated (DD) courses), and Summer-or-Winter-Term courses have a proportionately equivalent period during which you may drop a course with no impact to your transcript.

You may process your request to drop a class through LOUIE.

DROP LATER: “W” APPEARS ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT

A course dropped:

  • Regular Fall16-week term:
    • 9th business day through the 9th week of the term will result in a grade of "W" (Withdrawal) on your transcript for the dropped class. You can still process this request through LOUIE.
    • After the 9th week of a Fall term, you will be required to file a petition, provide documentation, and pay a fee. Check LOUIE for exact dates.
  • Regular Spring16-week term:
    • 9th business day through the 10th week of the term will result in a grade of "W" (Withdrawal) on your transcript for the dropped class. You can still process this request through LOUIE.
    • After the 10th week of a Spring term, you will be required to file a petition, provide documentation, and pay a fee. Check LOUIE for exact dates.
  • DD/Mini-courses and Summer-or-Winter-Term courses have a proportionately equivalent Drop-with-a-“W” period to those used for Fall and Spring terms.
  • Request to Drop after the “W” deadline. You must file the Petition to Drop a Class after the Deadline form, located on the Registrar's Office Website. The petition form requires signature approvals, along with documentation of the extenuating circumstance. You must attach the required form and documentation as stated on the form. A fee will be charged.
  • Note: Petitions are not automatically approved.

IF YOU DO NOT DROP A COURSE: AN “F” APPEARS ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT

If you have not participated in a course but also have not dropped that course through LOUIE or the Registrar, you will receive an “F” for that course.

If you drop a course through LOUIE, you should double check that the course has been removed from your transcript or appears with a grade of “W.” This double check assures you that your “drop” was processed successfully. Do this to avoid being surprised by an “F” on your transcript at the end of the term.

General Procedure

Deadlines to Drop can be found as follows:

Log in to MyNAU → Student Center → Find Class → Click Calendar Icon in Left-most Column

Check each course. Courses often have unique deadlines—especially DD/Mini-courses, and Summer-or-Winter-Term courses.

Most “Drops” can be accomplished through LOUIE. After a certain point in a term, you will be required to file a petition, provide documentation, and pay a fee.

Special Circumstances

Financial Implications Be aware that if you are receiving financial aid, Veterans assistance, or have a graduate assistantship, dropping a course may jeopardize your eligibility for continued funding. Please contact Financial Aid.

Dropping classes may also cause consequences for:

  • International Students
  • Students who live in Residence-Life-operated housing
  • Student Athletes
  • Other special populations

…so please speak with Residence Life, your advisor, coach, or a staff person.

Withdrawing from All Courses in a Term
See the policy on Term Withdrawal if you:

  • wish to withdraw from all courses, or
  • wish to withdraw from all courses after the deadline to withdraw.

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