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Adding and Dropping Courses

Within the Add/Drop deadlines as recorded in the Academic Calendar, a student may change course sections, add one or more course(s), or drop one or more course(s), with no change recorded on the permanent record. Students can add or drop courses through Student Planning using their MyDBU account ( Any appropriate refund for dropped classes will be calculated according to the date the drop was processed in Student Planning. Students are subject to a drop fee of $50 each time a drop is made. (Students using Student Planning may not drop all classes in a term). Students should consult their advisor before changing their schedule. In every situation, the student is responsible for entry of correct information.

NOTE: Students verified by the professor(s) as never attending for each of the classes in which they are enrolled, will be subject to an automatic drop from these classes, which will result in the cancellation and return of any financial aid received.

Withdrawing After Add/Drop Deadline

Students are not allowed to withdraw from classes online after the add/drop deadline. In order to withdraw from a class(es), the student must submit a withdrawal form that has been signed by the student and the student's academic advisor and submitted to the Registrar's Office. The student must withdraw from the course within the first 60% of the term, according to the date and time specified in the online Schedule of Classes information and the Academic Calendar. After that date, the student will not be allowed to officially withdraw from a course. If the student has entered into a financial aid agreement, the student should meet with the Financial Aid Department. In every situation, the student is responsible for making sure that the form progresses through each step in the Withdrawal process, whether the process is conducted in person on the main campus or through faxes, emails, or telephone conversations. Any appropriate refund will be calculated according to the date the Withdrawal Form is received in the Registrar’s Office. Students are subject to a withdrawal fee.

Note: International students are responsible for maintaining appropriate course loads per INS guidelines. All add/drop/withdrawals can only be processed upon approval of the International Office and appropriate academic advisor.