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Adding and Dropping Classes

Adding a class (not the process for initial registration)

Once you are registered for a class, you can add an open class up until the Deadline for Adding

  • To add an open class during the second week of classes, you will need to obtain instructor permission. All open classes beginning second session must be added using this method.
  • To add open on-campus classes:
    • Pick up an add slip from the counseling center and take to instructor for approval
    • Return the slip to the counseling center for processing
    • Once you have been officially added to the course, go to the Business Office to pay for the additional units
  • To add open distance learning classes:
    • Contact the distance learning instructor by email
    • If the instructor approves you to add the class,
      • On-campus students should bring that email message to the counseling center for processing. Be sure to pay for the added units within 24 hours
      • Distance learning students forward the email to the distance learning help desk, jibrown@taftcollege.edu for processing. Be sure to pay for the added units within 24 hours

    Dropping a class (withdrawal)

    To drop a class during the first week of classes, you can use the Web Registration Process. After the first week of classes, all drops must be processed by the counseling center staff or through the distance learning help desk. This includes all second session classes.

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

    1. To drop an on-campus class after the first week of classes:
      1. Pick up a drop slip from the Counseling Center
      2. Take the drop slip to the instructor for signature
      3. Return the signed drop slip to the counseling center for processing
      4. Refunds are available for classes dropped within the first two weeks
    2. To drop a distance learning class after the first week of classes:
      1. On-campus students can pick up a drop slip from the counseling center
      2. The Dean of Students or the Lead Counselor can sign for distance learning instructors
      3. Remote students can drop a class by calling the Distance Learning Help Desk at toll free (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. Be sure to consult your advisor or counselor or speak to someone in Financial Aid before dropping the class.
      3. Withdrawing from a class will affect your veterans benefits. Be sure to consult your advisor or counselor and speak to the Veterans Secretary who can adjust your schedule with the VA. Not doing so can result in your having to pay back overpayments.
    2. If you drop after the deadline for no notation, you will receive a "W" grade on your permanent record.
    3. 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.

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