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Add/Drop Policies

Full-Semester Courses
  1. Any student wishing to add or drop a course may do so during the first seven (7) calendar days of the semester without financial or grade penalty for all full semester classes (Fall and Spring).
  2. Students wishing to add a course during the second seven (7) calendar days of the semester may do so only with the permission of the course instructor.
  3. Students wishing to drop a course during the second seven (7) calendar days of the semester may do so with a grade of W (Withdrawal) and a 50% refund of tuition and fees.
  4. Switching: Students wishing to drop a course during the second seven (7) calendar days of the semester may do so without financial or grade penalty IF they are also adding an eligible course with the permission of the course instructor.
  5. Students wishing to drop a course after the first fourteen (14) calendar days of the semester may do so with a grade of W (Withdrawal) and no refund of any tuition and fees.
Short-Term Courses

For 2-week Courses (Winter Session):

  1. Students may add or drop a course on the first (1st) calendar day of the course without financial or grade penalty.
  2. Students may add with permission of the course instructor and drop with a grade of W (Withdrawal) and a 50% refund of tuition and fees on the second (2nd) calendar day of the course.
  3. Students dropping a course on or after the third (3rd) calendar day of the course will receive a grade of W (Withdrawal) and receive no refund of any tuition and fees.

For 5-week Courses (Fall, Spring, Summer Sessions):

  1. Students may add or drop a course during the first two (2) calendar days of the course without financial or grade penalty.
  2. Students may add with' permission of the course instructor and drop with a grade of W (Withdrawal) and a 50% refund of tuition and fees during the second two (2) calendar days of the course.
  3. Students dropping a course after the first four (4) calendar days of the course will receive a grade of W (Withdrawal) and receive no refund of any tuition and fees.

For 7-week Courses (Fall, Spring):

  1. Students may add or drop a course on the first three (3) calendar days of the course without financial or grade penalty.
  2. Students may add with permission of the course instructor and drop with a grade of W (Withdrawal) and a 50% refund of tuition and fees during the second three (3) calendar days of the course.
  3. Students dropping a course after the first six (6) calendar days of the course will receive a grade of W (Withdrawal) and receive no refund of any tuition and fees.

For 10-week Courses (Fall, Spring, Summer Semester):

  1. Students may add or drop a course on the first four (4) calendar days of the course without financial or grade penalty.
  2. Students may add with permission of the course instructor and drop with a grade of W (Withdrawal) and a 50% refund of tuition and fees during the second four (4) calendar days of the course.
  3. Students dropping a course after the first eight (8) calendar days of the course will receive a grade of W (Withdrawal) and receive no refund of any tuition and fees.
Non-Credit Courses

For Non-credit Courses

  1. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a full 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0 – 50% depending on the length of the course.

* NOTE: “Calendar days” include Saturdays and Sundays; students may email requests to Student Central at studentcentral@massasoit.mass.edu or Registrar’s Office at registrar@massasoit.mass.edu on days where the office is closed.

Semester-specific deadline/refund schedules