Add/Drop Deadlines


Important Spring 2017 Dates

Students may add classes without permission if space is available or via the Wait List process through Monday, January 30. Beginning Tuesday, January 31, students can only add classes by using a permission number issued by the instructor. The final deadline to add a class with a permission number is Monday, February 13.

Students may drop classes using the on-line system through Monday, February 6. Serious and compelling drop period begins Tuesday, February 14 and requires a form.

 

Adding a Course

Beginning January 19
Beginning January 31
Beginning February 14
Students may add classes without permission if space is available or by the Wait-List process. Adding is only allowed by using a permission number issued by the instructor. No adds allowed. To appeal for a late add, a Record Adjustment Petition must be filed with the Admissions & Records office. Petition forms are available at the Admissions & Records Service Windows or on the website at www.fresnostate.edu/are.
Deadline January 30
Deadline February 13
 

Dropping a Course

Beginning January 17 
Beginning February 7
Beginning February 14
Beginning April 19
Students may drop classes using the Web Registration system. No drop form or approvals are required. All drops must be signed by the instructor and department chair, but "W" grades will not show on the student's transcript. All drops must be of serious and compelling reason and will require the signature of the instructor and the chair of the department. The drop will be listed on the official University transcript with a "W" (Withdrawal) and will count toward the 18 unit limitation for undergraduates. All individual course drops are not allowed except for circumstances beyond the student's control. Secure a Drop/Withdrawal Form from Admissions & Records Service Windows. Obtain signatures as required. All dropped courses will be listed on the official University transcript with a "W" (Withdrawal) and may count toward the 18 unit limitation for undergraduates.
Deadline February 6
Deadline February 13
Deadline April 18
Deadline May 10

Complete Withdrawal

Complete Withdrawal. A student may totally (completely) withdraw from all courses up through the 15th day of instruction without any restriction or penalty. From 16th day to 19th day of instruction, complete withdrawal needs instructor and department chair approval on a Drop/Withdrawal Form. Complete withdrawals after the fourth week of instruction, and up to the last three weeks of instruction, are only approved for a documented serious and compelling reason. Permission to withdraw during this time shall be granted only with the signed approval of both the instructor and the Chair of the department in which each course is offered. Both signatures are required for each course in which a student is enrolled. Undergraduate students will not be allowed to withdraw from more than a total of 18 semester units during their undergraduate career at Fresno State. Complete withdrawal during the last three weeks of instruction is not permitted. Exceptions are only allowed where the cause of the withdrawal is due to circumstances clearly beyond the student's control and the assignment of incomplete grades in all classes is not practical. At this time, students are responsible for obtaining the signed approval from the instructor of each of their courses, the Chair of the department in which each course is offered, and the Dean of
Undergraduate (or Graduate) Studies, as appropriate. The 18 unit limit, described above, does not apply when the withdrawal is approved during the last three weeks of the semester.

If a student withdraws through the first four weeks of instruction, only the date of withdrawal is posted on the permanent record. If the student withdraws after the first four weeks, a W is posted for each class as well as the official date of withdrawal. For purposes of subsequent registration and catalog determination, students are considered as having been enrolled for that semester.

A student who withdraws from the university after the tenth day of instruction and who is in good academic standing (not disqualified) is eligible to enroll the following two semesters without reapplying for admission. A student not enrolled for two or more consecutive semesters must reapply and pay the application fee. Contact the Degree Advising Office regarding possible consequences if you remain away from California State University, Fresno more than one calendar year.

Important Fall 2017 Dates

 

Adding a Course

Fall 2017 Adding Deadlines and Financial Impact

Adding one or more classes to maintain enrollment in the current semester.

Note: Students may add classes without permission is space is available or via the Waitlist process through September 5. Beginning September 6, students can only add classes by using a permission number issued by the instructor. The final deadline to add a class with a permission number is September 19.

Process to Add Period Beginning Deadline Date Financial Impact
Adding allowed without permission and/or by Waitlist. August 22 September 5 (10th day) Adding courses during this period may result in accrual of tuition and other fees
Adding requires permission number. September 6 September 19 (Census)  
No adds allowed on or after this date. Visit Admissions & Records for more information. September 20    

Dropping a Course

Fall 2017 Dropping Deadlines and Financial Impact

Dropping one or more classes during a semester but still maintaining some enrollment. If you are going to completely withdraw from ALL classes, please see section below.

Note: The deadline to drop/withdraw to receive a 100% refund of registration and/or tuition fees is Monday, August 21st. You will start accruing charges on your account as of the first day of instruction for the semester.

Process to Drop Period Beginning Deadline Date Financial Impact
Drops done online via Student Center. No form or permission required. August 22 September 12 (15th day)  
REFUND DEADLINE September 5 11:59PM (online) Last day to be eligible for a refund of registration fees due to drop in unit load.
Complete Drop/Withdrawal form and obtain required signatures. No “W” will show on transcript. September 13 September 19 (Census)  
Drops require serious & compelling reason. Complete Drop/Withdrawal form and obtain required signatures. Will receive “W” on transcript. September 20 November 14 (12th week  
Drops only allowed for reasons beyond a student’s control. Visit the Admissions & Records Office for more information. November 15 ((20%) December 6 (last 3 weeks)  

Complete Withdrawal

Fall 2017 Complete Withdrawal Deadlines and Financial Impact

Withdrawing from the semester means discontinuing ALL course participation from the semester.

Note: The deadline to drop/withdraw to receive a 100% refund of registration and/or tuition fees is Monday, August 21st. PRIOR to the semester beginning. You will start accruing charges on your account as of the first day of instruction for the semester.

Process to Withdrawal Period Beginning Deadline Date Financial Impact
Complete Drop/Withdrawal form. No “W” will show on transcript. August 22 September 12 (15th day)  
REFUND DEADLINE September 5 11:59PM (online) Last day to be eligible for a refund of registration fees due to drop in unit load.
Complete Drop/Withdrawal form and obtain required signatures. No “W” will show on transcript. September 13 September 19 (Census) Must have Financial Aid exit interview.
REFUND DEADLINE October 27 5:00PM (in-person) Last day to submit a complete withdrawal and be eligible for pro-rated refund of registration and/or tuition fees. No refunds granted after this date.
Drops only allowed for reasons beyond a student’s control. Visit the Admissions & Records Office for more information. November 15 ((20%) December 6 (last 3 weeks) No refunds or pro-rated fees are allowed at this point. Please contact Student Accounts for petition process.