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Add/Drop and Withdrawal

The following is specific information about policies related to adding or dropping from courses, Add/Drop Adjustments and Leave of Absence.

  • 100% Adjustment during the first week of the semester for full term courses and prior to the third class meeting for all short term courses and other courses that meet less than full term (courses dropped).
  • 50% Adjustment during the first third of the semester for full term courses or its equivalent for short term courses and other courses that meet less than full term (courses recorded as WD).
  • No Adjustment after the first third through the tenth week of the semester for full term courses (courses recorded as WD). No refund after the first third until the midpoint for courses that meet less than full term (courses recorded as WD).
Fall 2019 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar
Term Description # of Weeks First Day
of Classes
Term Officially Ends Last Day to
Add A Class or Drop with 100% Adjustments
Withdrawal
Period Begins
(W Grade)
Last Day to
Withdraw Classes
50% Adjustment
No Adjustments Last Day to
Withdraw
(W Grade)
8W1 Eight Week Session 8 9/2 10/27 9/9 9/10 9/16 9/17 10/8
1 Full Term 15 9/4 12/19 9/11 9/12 10/1 10/2 11/13
1ST 1st Half 7 9/4 10/22 9/11 9/12 9/16 9/17 10/6
14W Fourteen Week Session 14 9/14 12/21 9/21 9/22 10/8 10/9 11/13
6W1 Six Week Session 6 9/14 10/26 9/21 9/22 9/24 9/25 10/12
5W1 1st Five Week 5 9/21 10/26 9/28 9/29 9/29 9/30 10/15
2ND 2nd Half 8 10/23 12/19 10/30 10/31 11/6 11/7 11/28
8W2 Eight Week Session 8 10/28 12/22 11/4 11/5 11/11 11/12 12/3
6W2 Six Week Session 6 11/9 12/21 11/16 11/17 11/19 11/20 12/7
Spring 2020 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar
Term Description # of Weeks First Day
of Classes
Term Officially Ends Last Day to
Add A Class or Drop with 100% Adjustment
Withdrawal
Period Begins
(W Grade)
Last Day to
Drop Classes
50% Adjustment
No Adjustments Last Day to
Withdraw
(W Grade)
1 Full Term 15 1/21 5/12 1/28 1/29 2/18 2/19 4/7
1ST 1st Half 7 1/21 3/16 1/28 1/29 2/4 2/5 2/23
2ND 2nd Half 8 3/17 5/13 3/24 3/25 3/31 4/1 4/20
8W1  Eight Week Session 8 1/6 3/1 1/13 1/14 1/20 1/21 2/8
7W1 Seven Week Session 7 1/11 2/22 1/18 1/19 1/21 1/22 2/5
15W Fifteen Week Session 15 1/13 4/30 1/20 1/21 2/9 2/10 4/7
5W1 1st Five Week 5 1/17 2/22 1/24 1/25 1/26 1/27 2/8
14W Fourteen Week Session 14 1/25 5/2 2/1 2/2 2/18 2/19 4/7
6W1 Six Week Session 6 1/25 3/7 2/1 2/2 2/4 2/5 2/19
24W 24 Week Session 24 2/7 48/6 2/14 2/15 3/23 3/24 5/26
8W2 Eight Week Session 8 3/2 4/26 3/9 3/10 3/16 3/17 4/4
6W2 Six Week Session 6 3/7 4/18 3/14 3/15 3/17 3/18 4/1
6W3 Six Week Session 6 3/13 4/25 3/20 3/21 3/24 3/25 4/8
6W4 Six Week Session 6 3/21 5/2 3/28 3/29 3/31 4/1 4/15
8W3  Eight Week Session  8 5/4  6/28 5/11  5/12 5/18  5/19 6/6

Important

  • Withdrawal deadline with no refund/adjustment is the 28th day of the term. Final day for Online MBA students to withdraw from an Online MBA program course(s) resulting in a grade of WD and no refund/adjustment of tuition. No course withdrawal permitted after this date.
  • Students who drop a course through NEST are responsible for reviewing their schedule to make certain that they have indeed dropped the course.
  • Students with a hold may also drop a course by submitting a written withdrawal request either by mail, fax (973) 655-7371, or by completing a Course Withdrawal Form. Course Withdrawal Forms are available in the Red Hawk Central office or online.
  • During non-office hours you may submit any forms electronically. Requests received before 8:30 a.m. on the morning after any deadline, will be accepted as meeting the specific deadline. For written withdrawals submitted, students will be given or sent acknowledgement. Any student who fails to receive such acknowledgement within one week should immediately notify the Office of the Registrar or come to Red Hawk Central.

Please Note: Notification to the instructor or a “stop payment” of a check does not constitute an official withdrawal from the University or withdrawal from individual courses.

Drop/Withdrawal Policy
New first-year students please visit your college advising office or faculty advisor for assistance with drop/add.

Courses dropped through the Final Add/Drop deadline will be removed from the records. Courses withdrawn after the Final Add/Drop deadline through the tenth week of the semester will be recorded as WD’s.

View Adjustments of Tuition and Fees and Non-Academic Withdrawal Policy

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

Undergraduate Students may take a leave of absence of one semester by filling out the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form. Students who plan to be away for two or more semesters must officially withdraw from the University.

Students who take a leave of absence for one semester do not need to apply for readmission and can simply register for the next upcoming semester during the registration period. Students who remain away from Montclair State for two or more semesters must submit a readmission application with the Office of Admissions by the set admission deadlines.

Students must withdraw from all of their classes via NEST prior to submitting the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form

Graduate Students requesting a leave of absence or withdrawal from the University must contact The Graduate School.

Please Note: Notification to University College or The Graduate School does not constitute an official withdrawal from individual courses.