Drop/Add Policies Spring Term

Drop/Add Policies Concerning Undergraduate Registration ChangesSpring 2021

Submitting paper forms:  The University Registrar is providing MS Word or fillable PDF versions of most commonly used forms on the website.  After you have filled in the information, use whatever mode you have available to sign the form and return it from your W&L email address to registrar@wlu.edu.  If the form needs other signatures (adviser, department head, dean), we will accept forms sent from that approver's W&L email address as official authorization(s).  When a dean's signature is required on the drop/add form, the email must come from one of the following academic deans: Dean Lena Hill, Dean Fred LaRiviere, Dean Michael Anderson, or Dean Rob Straughan.

INITIAL: Two-day drop/add period (before 11:59 p.m. Tue., April 27)

To petition the Faculty EC, please see details at https://go.wlu.edu/Faculty-EC.

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
change of 3- or 4-credit course no - no signatures - online through Student Planning
drops, adds (1-credit course only) no - no signatures - online through Student Planning
drops, adds (100- & 200-level PE) no - no signatures - online through Student Planning
Spring Option declaration (deadline Apr. 30, 2020) yes $100 paper declaration, signatures, Faculty EC
Students unregistered or with unapproved course loads below 3 credits after the 2nd day of the term are withdrawn retroactive to the beginning of the term.


LATE: Through end of 1st week (before 4:30 p.m. Fri., Apr. 30)

Paper Drop/Add Form

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
drops, adds (1-credit course only) no $100 all instructor(s), adviser, dean
drops, adds (100- & 200-level PE) no $100 P.E. office
drops, adds (3- or 4-credit courses may not
be changed at this point and Spring Option may not be declared.
See academic dean with extenuating circumstances.)
yes $100 all instructor(s), adviser, dean

LATE: After 1st week (after 4:30 p.m. Fri., Apr. 30 to 4:30 p.m. Fri., May 7)

Paper Drop/Add (Drop with Record - W grade on all dropped courses)

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
drops, adds yes $100 all instructor(s), adviser, Faculty EC

LATE: After 2nd week (after 4:30 p.m. Fri., May 7)

Paper Drop/Add (WP/WF grades on all dropped courses)

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
drops, adds yes $100 all instructor(s), adviser, Faculty EC

After Last Day of Exams of Any Term

(WP/WF grades on all dropped courses) - Paper Drop/Add

ActionPetition Faculty EC?Late FeeSignatures Required
any registration change yes $200 all instructor(s), adviser, Faculty EC

Miscellaneous Spring Term Policies

Last revision: April 13, 2020 (due to COVID-19 worldwide health emergency)