Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 8/15/1925

Revised: 7/1/2019

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SSM 201–03: Drop/Add/Swap of Classes

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Purpose

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To allow a student to drop classes and/or add classes to his or her current registration

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Sources

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University Registrar Services
Tuition Payment Office

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Policy

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Registered students may change their current semester schedules by:

  1. dropping classes for which they are currently registered
  2. adding classes for which they are not currently registered

    or

  3. swapping classes for which they are not currently registered

A student must obtain approval to add classes, if required by the college or department.

Dropping and adding classes must be accomplished within the specific time period indicated in the online University Registrar Services’ Semester Calendar.


Additional Fees/Refunds

Dropping, adding, or swapping classes may result in additional fees or refunds.

Additional Fees

Additional fees must be paid by the fee payment deadline, or if the drop/add/swap transaction is processed after the fee payment deadline, they must be paid by the end of the same business day.

Refunds

Business Services mails refunds to the student’s mailing address.

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Procedure

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To drop, add, or swap a class, a student must:

A student may remove a class from their current schedule by dropping/withdraw from it up until the appropriate deadline for that class. They can request a drop/withdraw from a class by signing into My ASU and clicking on the Registration link in their My Classes box and selecting Drop/Withdrawal.  Please refer to the Tuition Refund Policy to determine if dropping or withdrawing from classes will generate a tuition refund.  The timing of when you make your request determines whether it is a drop or a withdraw.

Before the drop/add deadline:

A drop/withdraw request made prior to the drop/add deadline for your class will be considered a drop. A drop will remove the class from your current schedule with no record of your enrollment in the class on your official transcript.

After the drop/add deadline:

A drop/withdraw request made after to the drop/add deadline for your class will be considered a withdraw. A withdraw will remove the class from your current schedule and will result in a grade of ‘W’ on your official transcript. The grad of ‘W’ has no impact on your GPA.

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Cross-References

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For information on registration, see SSM 201–01, “Registration for Classes—General Policy.”

For information on late drop/add, see SSM 201–05, “Registration and Drop/Add/Swap after the Published Deadline.”

For information on withdrawal from classes, see SSM 201–08, “Withdrawal from Classes—General Policy.”


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