UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Students dropping ALL of their courses for any given term need to file for withdrawal.
Students may drop/add using the web registration system during the first 5 days of the term.
After the first 5 days, drops must be submitted on a change of program card, and require the instructor and adviser signatures. Students can drop a class during the first 15 days of the semester without any record of the course appearing on their transcript.
Students can drop a class within 16-50 days with a "W" recorded on their transcript. Students must have the signatures of instructor and adviser.
If a student drops a class after 50 days, it is considered a late drop and must be for non-academic verifiable reasons. Must use a yellow late drop form and have the signatures of instructor, adviser, and the dean of the major department.
If a mid-term or other session open course that a student is eligible to take is added or dropped before that session starts, instructor and adviser signature is not required.
For questions regarding dates for other session courses, please contact the Registrar's Office.
Students not passing Physical Education 'Test Out' classes are required to drop the 'Test Out' or receive the grade earned in attempting the 'Test Out.'
First Day Attendance/Drop
Student registration for a class, laboratory, or studio which has limited enrollment due to facilities, may be dropped from the course if the student is not present at the first session of the term, unless the absence was an unavoidable circumstance, including illness. If you must be absent on the first day of class, you should contact the instructor of the course.
An instructor may drop you from a class if you do not attend the first class meeting. If you do not plan to take a course, drop it; do not assume that non-attendance will result in an automatic drop. Drops will not be backdated because you never attended. The official drop date is the date you turn in the program change card to the Registrar's Office.
Program Change cards are available at the Registrar's Office. For information on drop/add deadlines see the academic calendar.