For rules on course drops, select your student category:


Undergraduate Students should refer to the University Catalog for additional details.

During Fall and Spring terms, students have through the 5th day of the term to add classes online and through the 8th week of the term (or equivalent for summer terms) to drop classes online. After these time periods they should consult with an academic advisor.

Please review the following chart for information on Course Schedule Changes:

Dropping Classes

Process

Signatures Required

Grade Recorded

Before the first day of classes for term

Drop online through the ConnectCarolina Student Center

None, student processes transaction

None

First day of classes
through Week 2

Drop online through the ConnectCarolina StudentCenter

None, student processes transaction*

None

Weeks 3-8

Drop online through the ConnectCarolina StudentCenter

None, student processes transaction*

W with a WC notation (withdrawal by choice)**

Weeks 9+

See Academic Advisor in Academic Dean’s Office***

See Academic Advisor

W (withdrawn) ****


* Note refund policies

**  For external purposes (transcript), the WC notation grade is equivalent to the grade of W.  Please note that students are limited to 16 total credits with a notation of WC during their undergraduate career. When a WC grade is recorded, the class shows as dropped on the student’s class schedule, but the W grade is reflected on their Course History and listed on transcripts (internal and official).

*** Students must continue to attend classes and complete all assignments until informed of committee’s decision.

**** When a W grade is recorded, the class will show as dropped on the student’s class schedule, but the W grade is reflected on their Course History and listed on transcripts (internal and official).


If students have questions about dropping classes once the term starts or about which set of drop rules applies to them, it is recommended that they consult with their Academic Advisor of Academic Dean’s Office.

Students should refer to the University Catalog for information regarding Summer enrollment.

Graduate students may drop courses using the registration system during their online access period; however, they are responsible for insuring that any registration schedule changes do not result in dropping below full-time enrollment *

*If admitted through the Friday Center, please find policies at http://fridaycenter.unc.edu

Summer Terms:

Dropping Classes

Process

Signatures Required

Grade Recorded

Before the first day of classes for term

Drop online through the ConnectCarolina Student Center

None, student processes transaction

None

First day of classes
through Week 2

Drop online through the ConnectCarolina StudentCenter

None, student processes transaction*

None

Day four of term through the last day of the term

Petition to drop class(es) through Academic Dean’s Office***

If the course drop appeal is granted, Dean’s Signature required

W (withdrawn) ****

Note: no WC notations assigned for summer


* Note refund policies

*** Students must continue to attend classes and complete all assignments until informed of committee’s decision.

**** When a W grade is recorded, the class will show as dropped on the student’s class schedule, but the W grade is reflected on their Course History and listed on transcripts (internal and official).