The regulations listed below apply to courses that meet the full semester or summer session. Courses that do not meet the full term will have different deadlines. For more information on courses with irregular dates contact the Registrar’s Office or view the online schedule.
Students may add or drop courses prior to the semester starting. Students that drop courses prior to the semester will not be charged and classes will not be recorded.
Students may add during the first week of classes for fall/spring and the first three days of classes for summer semester. Students may drop without additional charges or grading penalties anytime up through the end of the second week of classes in fall or spring, or the first week of classes in summer session. Classes will not show up on transcripts and no grades will be recorded for dropped courses.
Note on Tuition Charges for Dropped Courses:
You will be required to pay tuition and fees for any course dropped after the second week of classes in fall or spring semesters or after the first week of summer session, even if you add another course at the same time.
16-Week Courses and 8-Week Summer Courses:
(3rd-12th weeks of fall/spring and 2nd-6th weeks of summer) Students may withdraw from full term courses with an action of “W”. A “W” is GPA neutral and payment is still required for the course. To register for courses students may enroll online through MyRSU or take their completed enrollment form with required signatures to the enrollment office in any of the three campuses.
How to Drop or Withdraw from Courses
Many students become confused by the difference between “dropping” and “withdrawing” and how these affect tuition charges and grades. Please review the Academic Calendar for the last drop date and withdrawal dates.
The term RSU uses if a student drops all of the classes before the final drop date. Dropping courses removes all tuition charges and all record of enrollment. No grades are recorded.
Occurs when a student withdraws from one or all of their classes after the final drop date. When a withdrawal occurs students receive an action of “W” for the given courses and payment is still required for the courses.
Adding or Dropping a Class:
Students can add classes the first 5 days of the fall and spring semester and the first 2.5 days for the summer semester. Students can drop classes the first 10 days of the fall and the first 5 days for the summer semester and receive a refund. Students without any holds can process these online through MyRSU. All students with holds must take their completed add/drop form to the enrollment office for processing. Strictly online students should adhere to the RSU Online instructions for adding or dropping a class if they have a hold.
Cancellation of Enrollment:
Students can cancel classes the first 10 days of the fall and spring semester and the first 5 days for the summer semester and receive a refund. Students without any holds can process these online through MyRSU. All students with holds must take their completed withdraw form to the enrollment office for processing. Strictly online students should adhere to the RSU Online instructions for processing a complete withdrawal.
Withdrawing from All Classes:
Students withdrawing from the university after the first 10 days of the fall and spring semester and the first 5 days for the summer semester and before the posted withdrawal deadline on the Academic Calendar will receive a grade of “W.” A “W” is GPA neutral grade and payment is still required for the courses. Students seeking to completely withdrawal need Bursar, Financial Aid, and Advisor’s signatures as well as completing a complete withdrawal survey. The forms are available in all three branch campuses and under the forms section of the website. Strictly online students should adhere to the RSU Online instructions for processing a complete withdrawal.