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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.

Last Modified: Monday, January 11, 2021 2:05 pm

Winter 2021 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar
Term & Description # of Weeks Start Date End Date Last Day to
Add/Drop – 100% Adjustment
Withdrawal Period Begins (W Grade) Last Day Withdraw – 50% Adjustment No Adjustments Final Day to Withdraw
1: Full Term 4 12/15 1/15/2021 12/18 12/19 12/22 12/23 1/2/2021
Spring 2021 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar
Term & Description # of Weeks Start Date End Date Last Day to
Add/Drop – 100% Adjustment
Withdrawal Period Begins (W Grade) Last Day Withdraw – 50% Adjustment No Adjustments Final Day to Withdraw
1: Full Term 15 2/8 5/21 2/15 2/16 3/6 3/7 4/15
15W: Fifteen Week Session 15 1/19 5/4 1/26 1/27 2/14 2/15 3/26
16W: Sixteen Week Session 16 1/4 4/26 1/11 1/12 2/1 2/2 3/15
1ST: 1st Half 8 2/8 4/2 2/15 2/16 2/11 2/23 3/16
2ND: 2nd Half 7 4/5 5/21 4/12 4/13 4/17 4/18 5/7
5W1: 1st Five Week 5 2/8 3/15 2/15 2/16 2/16 2/17 3/4
5W2: 2nd Five Week 5 3/22 4/26 3/29 3/30 3/30 3/31 4/15
5W3: 3rd Five Week 5 5/3 5/21 5/10 5/11 5/11 5/12 5/27
6W1: Six Week Session 6 1/23 3/6 1/30 1/31 2/2 2/3 2/20
7W2: Seven Week Session 7 3/20 5/8 3/27 3/28 4/1 4/2 4/21
8W1: Eight Week Session 8 1/4 2/28 1/11 1/12 1/18 1/19 2/9
8W2: Eight Week Session 8 3/1 4/25 3/8 3/9 3/15 3/16 4/6
8W3: Eight Week Session 8 1/19 3/16 1/26 1/27 2/2 2/3 2/24
8W4: Eight Week Session 8 3/17 5/13 3/24 3/25 3/31 4/1 4/22
Summer 2021 Drop / Withdrawal / Adjustment Calendar
Part of Term Description Start Date End Date
Number of Weeks Days Last Day to ADD/ Drop Classes 100% Withdrawal Period Begins (W Grade) Last Day Widraw Classes at 50% Adjustment No Adjustment begins Final Day to WD
1 Full Term 5/24 8/26 14 98 5/31 6/1 6/17 6/18 7/24
12l Twelve Week Session 5/3 7/25 12 84 5/10 5/11 5/24 5/25 6/25
12W Twelve Week Session 5/24 8/13 12 84 5/31 6/1 6/14 6/15 7/16
14W Twelve Week Session 5/15 8/21 14 84 5/22 5/23 6/8 6/9 7/15
16W Sixteen Week Session 5/3 8/22 16 98 5/10 5/11 5/31 6/1 7/12
3W1 Three Week Session 5/3 8/26 3 112 5/18 5/19 8/14 8/15 8/16
3W2 Three Week Session 6/1 6/24 3 21 5/6 5/7 6/6 6/7 6/8
3WK Three Week Session 5/24 6/10 3 28 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/30 5/31
4W2 2nd Four Week Session 6/14 7/8 4 28 5/27 5/28 6/21 6/22 6/23
4W3 3rd Four Week Session 7/12 8/5 4 28 5/6 5/7 7/19 7/20 7/21
4W4 4th Four Week Session 6/21 7/15 4 28 5/27 5/28 6/28 6/29 6/30
4WK Four Week Session 5/24 6/17 4 35 5/27 5/28 5/31 6/1 6/2
5W1 1st Five Week 5/22 6/26 5 35 5/29 5/30 5/30 5/31 6/15
5W2 2nd Five Week 7/24 2/28 5 35 7/31 8/1 8/1 8/2 8/17
5W3 3rd Five Week 7/6 8/5 5 35 7/13 7/14 7/14 7/15 7/30
5W4 4th FIve Week 5/24 6/24 5 35 5/31 6/1 6/1 6/2 6/17
5WK FIve Week Session 5/10 6/10 5 35 5/17 5/18 5/18 5/19 6/3
6W1 Six Week Session 5/24 7/3 6 42 5/31 6/1 6/3 6/4 6/21
6W3 Six Week Session 6/28 6/5 6 42 7/5 7/6 7/8 7/9 7/26
6W4 Six Week Session 7/6 8/12 6 42 7/13 7/14 7/16 7/17 8/3
6W5 Six Week Session 7/10 8/21 6 42 7/17 7/18 7/20 7/21 8/7
7WK Seven Week Session 5/3 6/21 7 49 5/10 5/11 5/15 5/16 6/4
8W1 Eight Week Session 6/14 8/9 8 56 6/21 6/22 6/28 6/29 7/20
8W2 Eight Week Session 6/28 8/22 8 56 7/5 7/6 7/12 7/13 8/3
8WK Eight Week Session 5/3 6/27 8 56 5/10 5/11 5/17 5/18 6/8

Important

  • The last day to add a class for the spring 2021 semester is Monday, February 15, 2021. View More Important Dates.
  • 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.