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How To Add and Drop Classes
 

Adding a class

You can add any open class online up until the Deadline for Adding has passed.

  • To add an open class prior to or during the first week of classes, use the Web Registration Process. Click on “Step 6: Registration for Classes” and follow the instructions provided.
  • To add an open class during the second week of classes, you will need to obtain instructor permission by doing the following: All open classes beginning second session must be added using this method.
  • On-Campus Classes: To add open on-campus classes the second week:
    • Pick up an add slip from the Counseling Center and take to instructor for approval.
    • Return the add slip to the Counseling Center for processing.
    • Once you have been officially added to the class
      • Be sure to pay online for the added units by the close of the business day at 4pm.
  • Distance Learning Classes: To add open distance learning classes the second week:
    • Contact the distance learning instructor by email.
      • Email addresses are available on the current distance learning course schedule. Choose the correct semester. You will need to scroll to the class you are trying to add, click on the course title, and read through the course description information.
    • If the instructor approves you to add the class:
      • On-campus students: Bring that email message to the Counseling Center for processing.
      • Once you have been officially added to the class,
        • Be sure to pay online for the added units by the close of the business day at 4pm.
      • Distance learning students: Forward the email to the Counseling Center Secretary, sbrown@taftcollege.edu for processing
      • Once you have been officially added to the class,
        • Be sure to pay online for the added units by the close of the business day at 4pm.

Dropping a Class (Withdrawal)

To drop a class anytime throughout the semester, you can use the Web Registration Process. Click on “Step 6: Registration for Classes” and follow the instructions provided.

Dropping a course is a student’s responsibility. Do not rely on your instructor to drop you for non-attendance.

Questions? Please contact the Counseling Center at 661-763-7748, or the Distance Learning Help Desk toll free at (866) 464-9229 or direct at (661) 763-7812.

What happens if I drop a class?

  1. If you withdraw before the deadline, no notation ("W" or other) is made on your student record.
    1. The "W" will not be used in calculating grade point averages, but excessive "W"s will be used as factors in probation and dismissal procedures.
    2. Withdrawing from a class may also affect your financial aid status. Before dropping the class, be sure to consult your advisor or counselor by calling (661) 763-7748 or speak to someone in Financial Aid by calling (661) 763-7762.
    3. Withdrawing from a class will affect your veterans benefits. Be sure to consult with the VA Counselor who can adjust your schedule with the VA. Not doing so can result in you having to pay back overpayments. Further information is available:
      http://web.taftcollege.edu/student_services/veterans_services.shtml
    1. If you drop after the deadline for no notation, you will receive a "W" grade on your permanent record.
    2. You cannot withdraw from a class after the final deadline for dropping with a "W." However, if you have verifiable extenuating circumstances such as a major illness, you may petition for late withdrawal. See your advisor or counselor for more details. Petition and instructions are available:
      http://www.taftcollege.edu/newTC/StudentServices/pdf/post_dead_withdrl.pdf