The following is specific information about policies related to adding or dropping from courses, Add/Drop Adjustments and Leave of Absence.
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 Courses withdrawn after the Final Add/Drop deadline through the tenth week of the semester will be recorded as WD’s.
The deadline to add a full term course by permit has ended.
New first-year students are required to obtain advisor approval to add or drop courses from their schedule during their first semester.
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).
- 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.
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.
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.