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CHANGE OF SCHEDULE IN LATE REGISTRATION


Change of Schedule means adding a course or dropping a course from the schedule you obtained through Early Registration or Late Registration. Once the semester starts the add and drop policy varies among instructors, departments, and colleges. You should check the syllabus or inquire about the policies in each of your courses.

Add Policy

Semester Until Add Deadline Until Census Date After Census Date
Fall 2007 August 13 - 30*;
September 4-14, 2007
September 17 -
October 1, 2007
After October 1, 2007
Spring 2008 January 7 - 24;
January 28 - February 8, 2008
February 11 - 22,
2008
After February 22, 2008
 

If there is an opening, you may add online. If the class is full the student may opt to wait list for the class by clicking on the wait list check box. (Some courses will be unavailable
for registration until after instruction begins. Obtain an approved Add Permit signed by the instructor and take it to the department office.)

*Last day to wait list a class.

(1) Obtain petition to add from department
office. (2) Complete petition. Attach documentation of “serious and compelling”
reasons. (3) Secure instructor approval.
(4) Submit petition to Department Chair. If approved, department staff will add the course.
Adds are not approved unless students present evidence of University error that prevented their timely registration. (1) Obtain petition to add from department office. (2) Complete petition and attach documentation of University error. (3) Secure approvals of instructor, Department Chair, and College Dean. (4) Submit petition to Registrar’s Office for consideration by the Vice President. A Late Fee of $10 will be collected. Check back with the Registrar’s Office two business days after you submit your petition to learn the decision. If the add is not approved, the fee will be returned to you. If approved, the Registrar’s Office will add the course.

Dropping a Course
Drop courses through the second week of the semester through the Student Center. You don’t need signatures, but you must drop online. There is no such thing as an automatic drop. Instructors have the authority to drop students, but they are not required to do so. Even if your instructor asks you to leave the class, the drop must be entered on My Sac State. Failure to drop a course according to University policy is likely to result in the assignment of a failing grade of “WU” or “F” in that course. If you are uncertain which classes you are enrolled in, log onto My Sac State and check your Student Center or check with the Admissions and Records Counter.

About Money: If you have not paid your semester registration fees in full, dropping units or withdrawing from the semester does not cancel the amount you still owe. You should take this fact into consideration in making your decision. If circumstances are such that you must drop anyway, please visit the Student Financial Services Center (LSN-1001, 278-6736) to discuss your outstanding fees.

Semester Until Drop Deadline Until Census Date Through Sixth Week
of Semester
After Sixth Week
of Semester
Fall 2007 August 13 - 30;
September 4 - 14, 2007
September 17 -
October 1, 2007
October 2 - 12, 2007 October 15 -
December 14, 2007
Spring 2008 January 7 - 24;
January 28 - February 8, 2008
February 11 - 22, 2008 February 25 - March 7, 2008 March 10 - May 16, 2008
  On My Sac State, drop by selecting the drop button
and clicking save. BE CAREFUL! There’s no "undo” feature!
(1) Obtain petition to drop from department office. (2) Complete petition. Attach documentation of “serious and compelling” reasons. (3) Secure instructor approval
on petition. (4) Submit
to Department Chair. If approved, department staff will drop the course.
(1) Obtain petition to drop from department office. (2) Complete petition. Attach documentation of “serious and compelling” reasons. (3) Secure instructor approval on petition. (4) Secure Department Chair approval on petition. (5) Bring approved petition to the Admissions and Records Counter. A “W” grade is recorded for all drops after the Census date. Drops during this period must be for career-related or medical reasons beyond the control of the student (a student-initiated job change does not qualify). (1) Obtain petition to drop from department office. (2) No petitions will be accepted without written verification of career or medical circumstances. (3) Secure instructor, Department Chair, and College Dean approvals on petition.
(4) If approved, bring petition to the Admissions and Records Counter. NO DROPS ACCEPTED AFTER December 14, 2007 for Fall 2007. NO DROPS ACCEPTED AFTER May 16, 2008 for Spring 2008.

Dropping all Classes (Withdrawal from the semester)
Withdrawal from the semester involves a different procedure than dropping an individual course. It is extremely important to withdraw officially if you cannot attend the semester.