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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).
Spring 2020 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar

Last Modified: Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:16 pm

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 3/31 4/1 4/6 4/7 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
Summer 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% Adjustments
Withdrawal
Period Begins
(W Grade)
Last Day to
Withdraw Classes
50% Adjustment
No Adjustments Last Day to
Withdraw
(W Grade)
1 Full Term 15 5/18 8/27 5/25 5/26 6/12 6/13 7/17
14W Fourteen Week Session 14 5/16 8/22 5/23 5/24 6/9 6/10 7/13
13W Thirteen Week Session 13 5/4 7/30 5/11 5/12 5/25 5/26 6/25
12S Twelve Week Session 2 12 5/18 8/6 5/25 5/26 6/7 6/8 7/5
8W1 Eight Week Session 8 5/4 6/28 5/11 5/12 5/18 5/19 6/6
8W2 Eight Week Session 8 6/15 8/6 6/22 6/23 6/29 6/30 7/18
8W3 Eight Week Session 8 6/29 8/23 7/6 7/7 7/13 7/14 8/1
7W1 Seven Week Session 7 5/4 6/18 5/11 5/12 5/18 5/19 6/2
6W1 Six Week Session 6 5/16 6/27 5/23 5/24 5/30 5/31 6/10
6W2 Six Week Session 6 5/30 7/11 6/6 6/7 6/13 6/14 6/24
6W3 Six Week Session 6 6/29 8/6 7/6 7/7 7/13 7/14 7/24
6W4 Six Week Session 6 7/6 8/13 7/13 7/14 7/20 7/21 7/31
6W5 Six Week Session 6 7/11 8/22 7/18 7/19 7/25 7/26 8/5
5W1 1st Five Week 5 5/11 6/11 5/18 5/19 5/25 5/26 6/1
5W2 2nd Five Week 5 5/26 7/2 6/2 6/3 6/9 6/10 6/16
5W3 3rd Five Week 5 7/25 8/29 8/1 8/2 8/8 8/9 8/15
4W1 1st Four Week Session 4 5/18 6/11 5/21 5/22 5/25 5/26 5/27
4W2 2nd Four Week Session 4 6/15 7/9 6/18 6/19 6/22 6/23 6/24
4W3 3rd Four Week Session 4 7/13 8/6 7/16 7/17 7/20 7/21 7/22
3W1 1st Three Week Session 3 7/7 7/27 7/10 7/11 7/12 7/13 7/14
3W2 2nd Three Week 3 8/10 827 8/13 8/14 8/14 8/15 8/17
Fall 2020 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar
Term Description # of Weeks First Day of Class Term Official Ends
Last Day to
Add A Class or Drop with 100% Adjustment
Withdrawal
Period Begins
(W Grade)
Last Day to
Withdraw Classes
50% Adjustment
No Adjustments
Final Day to WD (W Grade)
1 Full Term 15 8/25 12/14 9/1 9/2 9/22 9/23 11/3
1ST 1st Half 8 8/25 10/18 9/1 9/2 9/7 9/8 9/30
5W2 2nd Five Week 5 8/25 9/27 9/1 9/2 9/2 9/3 9/17
ALL Full Term All 15 8/25 12/14 9/1 9/2 9/22 9/23 11/3
8W1 Eight Week Session 8 8/31 10/25 9/7 9/8 9/14 9/15 10/6
14W Fourteen Week Session 14 9/5 11/30 9/12 9/13 9/26 9/27 10/30
6W1 Six Week Session 6 9/14 10/25 9/21 9/22 9/24 9/25 10/12
5W1 1st Five Week 5 9/19 10/24 9/26 9/27 9/28 9/29 10/13
5W3 3rd Five Week 5 10/12 11/12 10/19 10/20 10/20 10/21 11/3
2ND 2nd Half 8 10/19 12/14 10/26 10/27 11/2 11/3 11/25
8W2 Eight Week Session 8 10/26 12/20 11/2 11/3 11/9 11/10 12/1
7WK Seven Week Session 7 11/2 12/20 11/9 11/10 11/14 11/15 12/4
6W2 Six Week Session 6 11/7 12/21 11/14 11/15 11/18 11/19 12/7
5WK Five Week Session 5 11/9 12/14 11/16 11/17 11/18 11/19 12/3

Important

Last Modified: Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:16 pm

  • Students who drop a course through NEST are responsible for reviewing their schedule to make certain that they have indeed dropped the course.
  • Due to the COVID 19 global pandemic of 2020, the last date to withdraw from a course has been extended to May 4, 2020. If you have a hold that is preventing your withdrawal, contact registrar@montclair.edu for assistance. Withdrawals are completed by returning to your spring registration in NEST and requesting the Wd option.

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.

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.