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Add/Drop (Change of Program)

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Policy

A change of program is any change made in a student's official schedule. Changes include dropping a class, adding a class, changing the number of units for a class in which the student is registered, and changing from one section to another of the same course. Program changes during regular registration can be done online at MyCSUDH.

Program Changes During Late Registration

Note: Deadlines dates for adding and dropping are listed each semester in the official University Academic Calendar which can be found in the class schedule.

Add

Weeks 1 through 3: Between the start of classes and the end of the add/drop period of each semester, a student may add online at MyCSUDH or can file a Change of Program Form [PDF]. To add courses students must request a Late Registration Permission Number from the instructor. The Late Registration Permission Numbers can only be used one time, by one student, and for that specific course only.

Week 4: Students may add via a Change of Program Form [PDF] with signatures from the instructor, program chair, and dean.

Drop (Official Withdrawal from a Course)

Weeks 1 through 3: Between the start of classes and the end of the add/drop period of each semester, a student may withdraw online at MyCSUDH or can file a Change of Program Form [PDF]. No instructor approval is required. No grade is assigned and the enrollment does not appear on the student's record. Exception: Department Chair approval is required in order to drop MAT 3, MAT 9, ENG 88, and ENG 99.

Week 4: Students may drop via a Change of Program Form [PDF] with signatures from the instructor and program chair.

Weeks 5 through 11: A student may be eligible to withdraw from a course up to the end of week 11. They must submit a Petition for Exception form [PDF], a Change of Program Form [PDF] and evidence of a serious and compelling reason. An administrative grade of "W" may be assigned. The Change of Program Form must include signatures from the instructor and department chair or dean

Starting in the Fall 2009 semester, students can now withdraw from only 18 units (typically 4-6 classes) during the course of their studies at CSUDH. After that, any courses not completed will result in a failing grade. This limit applies to course withdrawals during week 4 through 11. Any withdrawals taken before the Fall 2009 term do not count toward the 18-unit limit.

Weeks 12 through 15: A student may be eligible to withdraw from a course during weeks 12 to 15. They must submit a Petition for Exception form [PDF], a Change of Program Form [PDF] and evidence of a serious accident or illness. Medical verification is required. An administrative grade of "W" may be assigned. The Change of Program Form must include signatures from the instructor and department chair or dean. Ordinarily, withdrawals in this category involve total withdrawal from the University. Qualified withdrawals during this period will not count against 18-unit limit.