Schedule Change and Course Withdrawal Periods

Summer Session 2017 schedule change and course withdrawal periods for each course are listed in several places:

  • On the class schedule. Learn more
  • In RAMweb. Once you are registered, you can find these dates on your “Weekly Class Schedule”:
    • Choose “View Full Weekly Class Schedule”, then
    • Select the “Registered Courses” link for deadline specifics
  • In the tables below

Dropping Summer Session Courses

  • You must drop your summer course(s) before the specific term begins or during the designated Schedule Change Period.
  • If you do not drop within the designated time frame, you will be charged 100% tuition and fees.
  • For details about course cancellation, add-drop, and withdrawal by each term, see Tuition Assessment.

Online Classes

  • CSU Online Course Drop and Withdrawal deadlines differ from University deadlines. For additional information, please see CSU Online Drop Policies.
  • If you are enrolled in an online course with a section ID 401 (or 40x) or section ID 801 (or 80x), you  must drop your online course using your RAMweb account.

Using RAMweb to Drop Classes

  • Visit RAMweb and log in
  • View the “Registration” box and choose the “Go to Registration” link
  • From the drop-down list, select “Summer Session 2017” and “Submit”
  • From the “Current Schedule”, choose the “Drop on web” action
  • Select “Submit Changes”

Course Withdrawal Period

  • During the Course Withdrawal Period, which begins after the Add/Drop Period ends, courses may be dropped and a “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on the academic record.
  • Tuition and fees are not adjusted for course withdrawals during this period.
  • Course withdrawals are made on the registration system.
  • No course withdrawals may be made after this period.

Course Cancellation, Add/Drop and Withdrawal by Term

Specific dates and tuition assessments for common terms within Summer Session 2017 are as follows:

First 4-Week Term: May 15 - June 9

 DeadlineFinancial ImplicationTranscriptProcess
Course cancellation prior to start of first 4-week termMay 14No tuition and fees chargedNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Add Period During Schedule Change PeriodMay 15 - 17Tuition and fees adjusted if applicableCourse is added to transcriptRAMweb
Course Drop Period During Schedule Change PeriodMay 15 - 17No tuition and fees charged for the courseNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Withdrawal PeriodMay 18 - May 29100% tuition assessment"W" recordedRAMweb

First 8-Week Term: May 15 - July 7

 DeadlineFinancial ImplicationTranscriptProcess
Course cancellation prior to start of first 8-week termMay 14No tuition and fees chargedNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Add Period During Schedule Change PeriodMay 15 - 22Tuition and fees adjusted if applicableCourse is added to transcriptRAMweb
Course Drop Period During Schedule Change PeriodMay 15 - 22No tuition and fees charged for the courseNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Withdrawal PeriodMay 23 - June 12100% tuition assessment"W" recordedRAMweb

12-Week Term: May 15 - August 4

 DeadlineFinancial ImplicationTranscriptProcess
Course cancellation prior to start of 12-week termMay 14No tuition and fees chargedNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Add Period During Schedule Change PeriodMay 15 - 25
Tuition and fees adjusted if applicableCourse is added to transcriptRAMweb
Course Drop Period During Schedule Change PeriodMay 15 - 25No tuition and fees charged for the courseNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Withdrawal PeriodMay 26 - June 26100% tuition assessment"W" recordedRAMweb

Second 4-Week Term: June 12 - July 7

 DeadlineFinancial ImplicationTranscriptProcess
Course cancellation prior to start of second 4-week termJune 11
No tuition and fees chargedNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Add Period During Schedule Change PeriodJune 12 - 14Tuition and fees adjusted if applicableCourse is added to transcriptRAMweb
Course Drop Period During Schedule Change PeriodJune 12 - 14No tuition and fees charged for the courseNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Withdrawal PeriodJune 15 - 25100% tuition assessment"W" recordedRAMweb

Second 8-Week Term: June 12 - August 4

 DeadlineFinancial ImplicationTranscriptProcess
Course cancellation prior to start of second 8-week termJune 11No tuition and fees chargedNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Add Period During Schedule Change PeriodJune 12 - 19Tuition and fees adjusted if applicableCourse is added to transcriptRAMweb
Course Drop Period During Schedule Change PeriodJune 12 - 19No tuition and fees charged for the courseNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Withdrawal PeriodJune 20 - July 10100% tuition assessment"W" recordedRAMweb

Third 4-Week Term: July 10 - August 4

 DeadlineFinancial ImplicationTranscriptProcess
Course cancellation prior to start of third 4-week termJuly 9No tuition and fees chargedNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Add Period During Schedule Change PeriodJuly 10 - 12Tuition and fees adjusted if applicableCourse is added to transcriptRAMweb
Course Drop Period During Schedule Change PeriodJuly 10 - 12No tuition and fees charged for the courseNothing recordedRAMweb
Course Withdrawal PeriodJuly 13 - 23100% tuition assessment"W" recordedRAMweb

Schedule Change and Course Withdrawal Periods

  • The summer session includes many academic periods of varying length, in addition to the common terms included in tables above.
  • To calculate schedule change and course withdrawal deadlines for these additional terms, refer to the tables below.

Note:

“Day of Term” refers to the weekday interval of the term during which the course is offered, regardless of whether the course meets every day of the term. For example: Your class starts on Tuesday, one day after in a term beginning on Monday. This Tuesday is considered the second day of the term. Thus, schedule change and withdrawal periods are determined by the TERM, not the first day of class for the individual course(s).

Course Sub-Term LengthSchedule Change Period* no tuition assessment100% Tuition Assessment BeginsCourse Withdrawal Period
WeeksDay of Sub-TermDay of TermDay of Sub-Term
11-233
21-233-5
31-344-8
41-344-10
51-455-13
61-566-15
71-677-18
81-677-20
91-788-23
101-899-25
111-91010-28
121-91010-30

* Tuition and fee adjustments processed through schedule change period.

4-week sub-terms:

  • Days 1-3 = no financial penalty; no “W” on transcript
  • Day 4 to end of term = 100% tuition assessment
  • Day 4 = “W” recorded on transcript

8-week sub-terms:

  • Days 1-6 = no financial penalty; no “W” on transcript
  • Day 7 to end of term = 100% tuition assessment
  • Day 7 = “W” recorded on transcript

12-week sub-term:

  • Days 1-9 = no financial penalty; no “W” on transcript
  • Day 10 to end of term = 100% tuition assessment
  • Day 10 = “W” recorded on transcript

After Course Withdrawal Period: Appeals Process

  • No course withdrawals may be made after the course withdrawal period.
  • The summer session withdrawal period equals the same percentage of time as the spring and fall semester withdrawal periods.
  • If extenuating circumstances beyond your control have occurred and you are able to provide documentation of extenuating circumstances, you may request an appeal.

Appeal Requests

The following information is required for the appeal request:

  1. Registration Appeal Cover Sheet from the Registrar’s website under “Forms“. See “Registration Appeal“.
  2. Student letter to the Registration Appeals Committee explaining the reason for the appeal.
  3. Instructor evidentiary contribution document or letter on departmental letterhead providing information on the student’s academic performance or attendance that is relevant to the appeal.
  4. Documentation of extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g., medical documentation, accident report, advisor’s statement, etc.)

Appeal Submission and Notification

Submit your appeal to the Registrar’s Office, Centennial Hall.

  • An e-mail notification of the appeal decision will be sent to your RAMS e-mail account within approximately four weeks of receipt of the appeal.
  • All appeal decisions are final.