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Drop/Add and Withdrawal Information

      Fall 2016

Last day to add classes*

   

Full Term and First Half Term - Aug 12, 2016

Second Half Term - Oct 4, 2016

Last day to remove classes from schedule (drop classes) and receive full refund*

   

Full Term and First Half Term -Aug 12, 2016

Second Half Term - Oct 4, 2016
Last day to withdraw from classes without grade penalty is midterm

 

 

Midterm:

Full Term -Oct 3, 2016

First Half Term - Sep 6, 2016

Second Half Term - Oct 31, 2016

Last day to withdraw from classes.  After midterm, a final grade of WF will be assigned unless hardship circumstances apply. **

   

Full Term -Nov 30, 2016

First Half Term - Sep 29, 2016

Second Half Term - Nov 28, 2016

*Important note about fees during Drop/Add: If you add or reduce hours during Drop/Add, your fees will be adjusted upward or downward. This may affect your financial aid status. Adding classes to an existing paid registration will result in additional charges if you have not already paid for 15 or more hours. If you add a class and then decide that you want to drop it, you must do so during Drop/Add in order not to be billed for it. Please be aware that adding or reducing hours may affect your financial aid eligibility.

** After the midterm date listed above, a student who withdraws will receive a grade of WF unless hardship circumstances apply.  To be considered for a hardship exception, the student must complete the normal withdrawal process and, in addition, the student must also submit a Student Petition with supporting documentation to the office specified on the Student Petition form. The Withdrawal Form and the Student Petition form are available from the Registrar’s Office. The Student Petition form and supporting documentation must be mailed or hand delivered to the appropriate office.

Hardship Withdrawal Standards: To be eligible for hardship withdrawal after midterm, the student must have met the following conditions: (1) experienced a serious, immediate and verifiable emergency or other hardship; and (2) acted in a responsible and timely manner in submitting and documenting the request. The Student Petition and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if these conditions have been met. (Consult the Academic Catalog for additional details.) According to Board of Regents policy, no refunds of fees are granted for hours reduction after the Drop/Add period or for complete withdrawal after 60% of the session has been completed. Hardship withdrawal does not change this policy.

 How to withdraw from classes:

  • During Drop/Add and Late Registration:  Remove classes from your schedule by logging in to Banner Web, navigating to the Add/Drop Classes screen, clicking the down arrow next to the classes you want to remove, selecting Drop/Delete, and clicking the Submit Changes button.  Check your schedule to verify that the classes have been removed.  You may also visit the Registrar’s Office in Lambdin 126 during regular business hours.
  • After Drop/Add and Late Registration:  Contact the Registrar’s Office (Lambdin 126 or 678-359-5022) to withdraw from classes.  A completed Schedule Change Form is required to withdraw from part of a semester schedule.  A completed Student Withdrawal Form is required to withdraw from the entire semester schedule.  Midterm is the deadline to withdraw from classes without a grade penalty.

Guidelines that apply to all withdrawals:

  • No Refunds for Partial Withdrawal:  Students who withdraw from ALL of their classes will be issued a refund according to the rules and procedures explained in the Gordon State College Catalog available online at http://www.gordonstate.edu/pdf/2015-16_Catalog_06152015--LS_version.pdf.  It is important to remember, however, that NO refunds are granted for reduction of hours (partial withdrawal) after the Drop/Add period.
  • Returning College-Owned Equipment:  Students who withdraw from all classes must immediately return all Gordon State College property. Any retention of Gordon State College property after complete withdrawal is unauthorized and subject to collection action and/or prosecution. Failure to return college property will block the release of transcripts and prevent future registration for classes at Gordon State College until all property is returned.

Note To Students Who Stop Attending Class:

If you stop attending a class, it is very important that you drop the class officially during the Drop/Add period or officially withdraw after the Drop/Add period. Classes dropped during the Drop/Add period will not be included on your official transcript. Withdrawals after the Drop/Add period will show a grade of "W" through the midterm or “WF” after the midterm.  If you stop attending class, the instructor will assign a grade of WF unless you have completed the official drop or withdrawal process. You must initiate and complete the official drop or withdrawal process on your own. Notification to the instructor does not constitute drop or withdrawal; you must complete the process. Ignorance of procedures is not an excuse for failure to drop or withdraw officially in a timely manner.