Students can drop or add a course online without a faculty signature during the first five (5) university business days of the semester beginning with the first academic class day of the semester. Students must submit a completed drop-add card that includes their instructor's and advisor's signatures on the card to drop or add a class after the first five (5) university business days of the term. Students can drop a class during the first 15 university business days of the semester without any record on their transcript (business days are defined as Monday through Friday, beginning with the first academic class day of the semester and ending on the last academic class day of the semester). Students can drop a class within 16-50 university business days with a "W" recorded on their transcript. Students may initiate a late drop after 50 university business days for verifiable, non-academic reasons. A late drop requires the completion of the late drop form, including signatures of the instructor and the advisor, and approval from the Dean's Office associated with the student's major.