Adding a course. Students may add courses or change sections of courses during the registration period and the drop/add period (generally, the first week of classes), as published in the Academic Calendar. Classes may be added by accessing the Gulfline feature on the university web site, through the Office of the Registrar or an Academic Advisor.
Dropping a course. Courses may be dropped during the registration and drop/add period through Gulfline and the Office of the Registrar as published in the Academic Calendar. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on the student’s academic record. Individual courses dropped after the drop/add period but before the “last day to completely withdraw without academic penalty,” (as published in the Academic Calendar) must be dropped through the Office of the Registrar. These courses will remain on the academic record and are assigned a grade of W. A grade of W is not calculated in the student’s grade point average (GPA).
An individual course dropped after the “last day to completely withdraw without academic penalty” must be dropped through the Office of the Registrar and will remain on the student’s academic record resulting in a grade of WF, which is calculated as a failing grade in the student’s grade point average. An appeal regarding the WF assignment is considered a request for grade change. Student appeals are to be submitted in writing, with supporting documentation, to the appropriate college. The college offering the course will make the final decision regarding the appeal.
Dropping all courses does not officially constitute formal withdrawal from the university. Refer to the Withdrawal section for information and procedures. A student is financially liable for all courses in which he or she is registered for at the end of the drop/add period.