Make a Change to My Registration

You have two options for making changes to your course schedule:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will assist you in the completion of a Change of Registration form (after the semester begins).
  2. Online via Self-Service (prior to the start of the semester).

Note: A $25 fee will be charged to your student account for any change in registration made after the first week of a new semester.

Adding Courses

Adding a course or transferring from one section of a course to another may be completed through the first five days of instruction in a semester.

Dropping Courses

A course may be dropped prior to the beginning of the semester, and a refund granted if it is accomplished according to the Tuition Refund Schedule.

Withdrawing from Courses

A course may be withdrawn (after the start of the semester) and a refund granted if it is accomplished according to the Tuition Refund Schedule. It is your responsibility to initiate this change in the Registrar’s office by completing a Change of Registration form and submitting it to the Registrar’s office.

A grade of “W” (Withdrawal) is recorded on your permanent record if a course is withdrawn after the term begins, according to the length of the course below:

  • 15-week course: Before the end of the 10th week
  • 12-week course: Before the end of the eighth week
  • Six-week course: Before the end of the third week

A grade of “WP” (Withdrawal Pass) or “WF” (Withdrawal Fail) is recorded on your permanent record if a course is withdrawn after the term begins, according to the length of the course below:

  • 15-week course: 11th–14th week
  • 12-week course: Ninth–11th week
  • Six-week course: Fourth–fifth week

If you stop attending classes or tell the instructor you are withdrawing from the College without completing the required form, you will have failing (F) grades posted on your academic records.

Note: Courses may not be withdrawn during final exam period.

Leave of Absence from College

A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a time-specific withdrawal from Clarkson College. An active student must request—in writing—a LOA along with the reason for the request on the Change of Registration form. Permission for a LOA requires the approval of the student’s advisor or program director. Leaves are granted for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of three consecutive semesters; however, financial aid repayment will begin after 180 days. Any student on a LOA who does not either register for any classes after the time they have indicated or within three consecutive semesters will be automatically withdrawn from the College.

Readmission to the College—after withdraw—may be possible through the application process. Students who withdraw from the College and wish to reapply will be subject to the provisions of all applicable fees and the most current academic catalog at the
time of readmission. Readmission is not guaranteed.

Official Withdrawal from College

If you are in good academic standing but wish to discontinue enrollment at Clarkson College, you will need to set up an appointment with your advisor to initiate the process.