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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.

Drop/Withdrawal Policy

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 Courses withdrawn after the Final Add/Drop deadline through the tenth week of the semester will be recorded as WD’s.

Adjustments of tuition and fees and Non-Academic Withdrawal Policy

Guidelines to Add a Course After the Deadline

All permits issued prior to the end of the Add/Drop period become invalid at the end of the Add/Drop period.

The Late Registration by Permit Form, when completed, may allow you to register for a course after the posted Add/Drop period for a semester or term. You must first request a Permit from the Department offering the course you wish to add. The timeline below describes the deadlines for a FULL TERM fall or spring semester COURSE.

First week after the end of the Add/Drop period (Thursday, September 13-Thursday, September 20)
See the Department offering the course you wish to add. If the Department agrees to issue a Permit allowing you to register, go to the Registrar’s Office in Red Hawk Central and register.

Second week after the end of the Add/Drop period (Friday, September 21-Friday, September 28)
See the Department offering the course you wish to add. If the Department agrees to issue a Permit for you to register, have your academic advisor complete and sign the section below, then go to the Office of the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. If the Dean agrees to endorse the Department’s Permit for late registration, obtain the appropriate signature below. Then take this form to the Registrar’s Office and register.

Third week after the end of the Add/Drop period (Saturday, September 29-Saturday, October 6):
Obtain a permit from the Department and request the endorsement of the Dean, as above. If the Dean agrees to endorse the Department’s Permit for late registration, bring this signed form to the Office of the Provost. If the Provost agrees to endorse the recommendation of the Dean and Department, obtain the appropriate signature below. Then take this form to the Registrar’s Office and register.

After Monday, October 8, this form will no longer be accepted.

Drop/Withdrawal/Adjustment Schedule

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).

Summer 2018

View Withdrawal Dates and Percent Refund

Note:

  • 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.

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 the Center for Advising and Student Transitions or The Graduate School does not constitute an official withdrawal from individual courses.