After initial registration, you can make adjustments to your course schedule by adding and dropping courses online in MyFIT through the Late Registration (Add/Drop) period. No notation of courses attempted is made on the permanent record of a student who drops courses during the Add/Drop period. After add/drop however, a withdrawal grade is assigned for all courses in which the student was enrolled.
The Late Registration (Add-Drop) period is during the first week of a fall/spring semester, and through the second day of a winter/summer session. Review the Academic Calendar for specific registration dates and withdrawal deadlines, per term.
Withdrawing From a Course After Add/Drop Period
You may withdraw from a course up until the last day of the thirteenth week of a fall or spring term, until the ninth day in a winter term, and until the thirteenth day in a summer term. You will receive a final grade of WD if the withdrawal is completed in this time frame, which will not affect your grade point average (GPA). If you stop attending classes without completing the official course withdrawal process you will receive a WF grade, which is equivalent to an F grade.
To officially withdraw from a course, you must submit a Course Withdrawal Form with the required signatures and last date of attendance, to the Registrar's Office.
Important Information About Withdrawals
- Withdrawing may result in partial or full tuition and fees liability and/or a reduction or cancellation of your financial aid such as PELL, TAP, Excelsior, loans, etc. It is recommended you consult with a Financial Aid officer prior to withdrawing to understand how withdrawals may affect your awards. EOP students should visit the EOP Office prior to withdrawing. Click here for information on Financial Aid Withdrawals.
- Withdrawing from course(s) does not relieve you of financial obligations to the college. Outstanding debts may be referred to a licensed collection agency and all collections fees may be added to the outstanding balance. If legal action becomes necessary, litigation and all court costs will be your responsibility to pay.
- Housing, financial aid, medical insurance, and auto insurance may be affected if dropping/withdrawing brings your total course load below 12 credits (full-time status).
- The course withdrawal process is student initiated. It is up to you to obtain all signatures and return each withdrawal form to the Registrar's Office for processing before the deadline, to ensure your withdrawal is processed.
- Understand how a course withdrawal may affect future registration because of pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements.
- Withdrawals will not be accepted after the deadline. Click here to review the Academic Calendar for withdrawal deadline dates for each term.
- Click here for information on Withdrawing from the College.