2018-2019 Catalog

Change of Program after Registration

A change of program after registration is any change made in a student's official schedule. Changes include dropping a class, adding a class, changing the number of units for a class in which the student is registered and changing from one section to another of the same course.

A change of program must be made before the deadline date listed for each semester in the official University Academic Calendar.

Adding Classes

All classes, regardless of their start date, must be added no later than student census. To add a course during the first three weeks of instruction, instructor approval is required. Instructors provide approval by issuing a Late Registration Permission Number (LRPN) for the course. Late Registration Permission Numbers expire at the end of the third week of the semester and should be used as soon as possible. To add classes the fourth week of the semester, students must submit a Change of Program form with signatures from the class instructor, the program chair, and the dean to the Office of Admissions and Records.

Official Withdrawal from a Course

See the Academic Calendar for specific deadline dates for withdrawing from courses during a particular term.

Prior to the Start of the Term

Students may drop prior to the start of the term/semester without penalty or record of enrollment. Drops or withdrawals that occur during this period are not included in the Undergraduate 18 unit limit. Students dropping all courses during this period will not incur a prorated fee assessment.

Weeks 1-3

During the first three weeks of each semester, students may drop all or a portion of their classes via MyCSUDH without approval of the instructor. No grade is assigned, and the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent record. Drops or withdrawals during this period do not count against the undergraduate 18 unit limit. Students dropping all courses during this period will incur a prorated fee assessment.

Exception: Department Chair approval is required in order to drop developmental English and Math courses.

Week 4

After the third week of classes but before student census, students can drop courses by submitting a Change of Program (Add/Drop) form and signatures form and signatures with signatures from the course instructor and program chair to the Office of Admissions and Records. Students dropping courses during this period will incur a prorated fee.

Weeks 5-12

An administrative grade of "W" may be assigned up to the end of week 12 provided the student's withdrawal request form lists serious and compelling reasons, and has the approval of the instructor and the department chair (or dean). Documentation is required before such a withdrawal is approved. Drops and withdrawals during this period will count against the undergraduate 18 unit limit.

Weeks 13-15

Withdrawals shall not be permitted during this period of instruction except in cases, such as accident or serious illness, where the cause of withdrawal is due to circumstances clearly beyond the student's control and the assignment of an Incomplete is not practical. Withdrawals during this time of the semester are only allowable for all classes. Permission to withdraw during this time shall be granted only with the approval of the instructor, department chair, and dean. Documentation is required before such a withdrawal is approved. A reason for withdrawal must be provided for all requests to withdraw during this period. Withdrawals that occur during this period will not count against the Undergraduate 18 unit withdrawal limit.

Final Exams

Once final examinations begin, no drops or withdrawals are allowed. A student who does not officially withdraw shall receive "F," "WU," or "NC" grades for all courses on his/her official record.

Prior to the Start of the Term

Students may drop prior to the start of the term/semester without penalty or record of enrollment. Drops or withdrawals that occur during this period are not included in the Undergraduate 18 unit limit. Students dropping all courses during this period will not incur a prorated fee assessment.

Weeks 1-3

During the first three weeks of each semester a student may drop all or a portion of their classes via MyCSUDH without approval of the instructor. No grade is assigned, and the enrollment does not appear on the student's permanent record. Drops or withdrawals during this period do not count against the undergraduate 18 unit limit. Students dropping all courses during this period will incur a prorated fee assessment.

Exception:  Department Chair approval is required in order to drop developmental English and Math courses.

Week 4

After the third week of classes but before student census, students can drop courses by submitting a Change of Program (Add/Drop) form and signatures form and signatures with signatures from the course instructor and program chair to the Office of Admissions and Records. Students dropping courses during this period will incur a prorated fee.

Weeks 5-12

An administrative grade of "W" may be assigned up to the end of week 12 provided the student's withdrawal request form lists serious and compelling reasons. Permission to withdraw during this time shall be granted only with the approval of the instructor and the department chair (or dean). Documentation may be required before such a withdrawal is approved. Drops and withdrawals during this period will count against the undergraduate 18 unit limit.

Weeks 13-15

Withdrawals shall not be permitted during this period of instruction except in cases, such as accident or serious illness, where the cause of withdrawal is due to circumstances clearly beyond the student's control and the assignment of an Incomplete is not practical. Withdrawals during this time of the semester are only allowable for all classes. Permission to withdraw during this time shall be granted only with the approval of the instructor, department chair, and dean. Documentation is required before such a withdrawal is approved. A reason for withdrawal must be provided for all requests to withdraw during this period. Withdrawals that occur during this period will not count against the Undergraduate 18 unit withdrawal limit.

Final Exams

Once final examinations begin, no drops or withdrawals are allowed. A student who does not officially withdraw shall receive "F," "WU," or "NC" grades for all courses on his/her official record.