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Overview

Below are commonly reviewed academic policies and their respective forms. Most forms are in PDF format and should be viewed in Adobe Acrobat.

Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal

Policy Form
  • Course Add Policy
    During the pre-enrollment period through the end of the second week of classes for the term, all students, with the exception of 1st term freshmen, may add courses that are free from restrictions/permissions by using Banner Web for Students.
  • Course Drop Policy
    Please note that “dropping” a course and “withdrawing” from a course are distinct actions and are governed by different policies. (See “Course Withdrawal Policy” below.)
  • Course Withdrawal Policy
    Students can withdraw from a course from the first day of Week three (3) to the last Friday in Week seven (7) and earn a ‘W’ for the course. Students seeking to withdraw from a course must have their advisor indicate such by writing a ‘W’ on the Add/Drop/Withdraw Form in the column marked ‘D/W’ next to the corresponding course.

Change of Curriculum and Status (CCS)

Policy Form
  • Change of Curriculum and Status (CCS) Policy
    Students can request to change their curriculum (e.g. Biology) or status (e.g. Part-time) up until the end of Week 2 of the current term. After Week 2, all changes will be reflected in the following term. Students MUST meet with their advisors to initiate a change of curriculum or status.
  • Must meet with Academic Advisor

University Withdrawal

Policy Form
  • University Withdawal Policy
    Please contact your academic advisor to initiate a University Withdrawal. Your advisor will assist you in completing the required paperwork. After your request has been fully evaluated, you will receive an email with additional instructions on how to finalize your change. All students are required to consult with a Drexel Central representative on the billing and financial aid implications associated with withdrawing from the university.

    International students are required to inform a representative of the International Students and Scholars Services of their decision to withdrawal from the institution.
  • Must meet with Academic Advisor

Leave of Absence (LOA)

Policy Form
  • Leave of Absence (LOA)
    Please contact your academic advisor to initiate a Leave of Absence and to discuss the impacts associated with taking a leave on your course and program progression. Your advisor will assist you in completing the required paperwork. We ask that you indicate the reason for taking a leave as well as the term and year that you plan to return to the university. After your request has been fully evaluated, you will receive an email with additional instructions on how to finalize your change. All students are required to consult with a Drexel Central representative on the billing and financial aid implications associated with leaving the university.

    International students are required to inform a representative of the International Students and Scholars Services of their decision to leave the institution.
  • Must meet with Academic Advisor

    Readmission

    Policy Form
    • Readmission
      Readmission to the University is necessary when students have been separated from the University for over one year. To assist with the readmission process it is recommended that students submit pertinent documentation (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) to reflect progress during their time away from the University.

    Accelerated Programs

    Policy Form
    • Accelerated Programs Policy
      Students may be admitted into an accelerated program by the Office of Enrollment Management upon admission on the basis of high-school records and TSAT scores or as matriculated students, by the college or school on the basis of meeting the established criteria both within their college/school and the Office of Graduate Studies. In order to continue in the program, students are subject to the standards and policies of the Office of Graduate Studies and their college/school.

    Conflicts of Final Examinations

    Policy Form
    • Final Examinations Policy
      Students may occasionally have three or more exams in one day. If this is the case, students may request relief by having special examinations assigned according to the following policy. This request may be made to the Provost's Office at least three days before the examination date.