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Add/Drop and Withdrawal

The final day to add or drop a class for a full semester fall 2020 class is Tuesday, September 8.

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

Fall 2020 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar

Last Modified: Friday, October 30, 2020 11:29 am

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 9/8 9/9 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
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
16W Sixteen Week Session 16 8/31 12/20 9/7 9/8 9/28 9/29 11/9
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
Winter 2021 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar

Last Modified: Friday, October 30, 2020 11:29 am

Part of Term Description Number of Weeks Start Date End Date Last Day to ADD/ Drop Classes 100% Withdrawal Period Begins (W Grade) Last Day Withdraw Classes at 50% Adjustment No Adjustment begins Final Day to WD
1 Full Term 4 12/15 1/15 12/18 12/19 12/22 12/23 1/2
Spring 2021 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar

Last Modified: Friday, October 30, 2020 11:29 am

Part of Term Description Number of Weeks Start Date End Date Last Day to ADD/ Drop Classes 100% Withdrawal Period Begins (W Grade) Last Day Withdraw Classes at 50% Adjustment No Adjustment begins Final Day to WD
1 Full Term 15 1/19 5/13 1/26 1/27 2/16 2/17 4/5
14W Fourteen Week Session 14 1/23 5/1 1/30 1/31 2/16 2/17 3/22
15W Fifteen Week Session 15 1/11 4/23 1/18 1/19 2/6 2/7 3/15
16W Sixteen Week Session 16 1/4 4/26 1/11 1/12 2/1 2/2 3/12
1ST 1st Half 8 1/19 3/16 1/26 1/27 2/2 2/3 2/21
24W 24th Week Session 4 2/4 7/29 2/11 2/12 3/18 3/19 5/15
2ND 2nd Half 8 3/17 5/13 3/24 3/25 3/31 4/1 4/19
5W1 1st Five Week 5 1/14 2/20 1/21 1/22 1/22 1/23 2/4
6W1 Six Week Session 6 1/23 3/6 1/30 1/31 2/2 2/3 2/17
6W2 Six Week Session 6 3/6 4/17 3/13 3/14 3/16 3/17 3/31
6W3 Six Week Session 6 3/12 4/25 3/19 3/20 3/22 3/23 4/6
6W4 Six Week Session 6 3/20 5/1 3/27 3/28 3/30 3/31 4/14
7W1 Seven Week Session 7 1/9 2/26 1/16 1/17 1/21 1/22 2/7
7W2 Seven Week Session 7 3/20 5/8 3/27 3/28 4/1 4/2 4/18
8W1 Eight Week Session 8 1/4 2/28 1/11 1/12 1/18 1/19 2/6
8W2 Eight Week Session 8 3/1 4/25 3/8 3/9 3/15 3/16 4/3
8W3 Eight Week Session 8 5/3 6/28 5/10 5/11 5/17 5/18 6/5
ALL Full Term 15 1/19 5/13 1/26 1/27 2/16 2/17 4/5

Important

Last Modified: Friday, October 30, 2020 11:29 am

  • Students who drop a course through NEST are responsible for reviewing their schedule to make certain that they have indeed dropped the course.
  • If you have a hold that is preventing your withdrawal, contact registrar@montclair.edu for assistance. Withdrawals are completed by returning to your current term 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.