Adding or Dropping a Course

Course schedule changes may be processed in Campus Connection (online student self-service).


Add

A student may add a semester-length course through the tenth calendar day of the fall term and the eleventh calendar day of the spring term. Courses within a shorter session and the summer term will have a proportional last day to add. Specific add dates for the term and each session can be found for the fall term here, for the spring term here, and for the summer term here


Drop with No Record

A student may drop a semester-length course and no record of the course will appear on the student’s transcript if the drop is processed on or before the tenth calendar day of the fall term and the eleventh calendar day of the spring term. Courses within a shorter session and the summer term will have a proportional last day to drop with no record. Specific drop with no record dates for the term and each session can be found for the fall term here, for the spring term here, and for the summer term here.


Drop with Record

A student may drop a semester-length course at any time during the first twelve weeks of the semester. A grade of “W” will be recorded on the student’s transcript for all courses dropped after the Drop with No Record deadline. Courses within a shorter session and the summer term will have a proportional last day to drop with a record. Specific drop with a record dates for the term and each session can be found for the fall term herefor the spring term here, and for the summer term here.  


No course schedule changes are permitted after the Drop/Add deadlines except in extenuating, non-academic circumstances. Such changes require the student to submit a petition to the Academic and Scholastic Standing Committee for a decision on whether or not the change will be permitted. Course Override cards and Petitions are available in the Office of the Director of Student Academic Services. For more information on late add/late drop of courses, please visit our solution for Late Add/Late Drop of a Course.


One-Time Drop Policy

Each student may withdraw from a course after the deadline (up to and including the last day of the class for that courses) without proof of extenuating circumstances one time during his or her undergraduate enrollment at Valley City State University. This “one-time-drop” must be processed using a petition available in the Office of the Director of Student Academic Services. A symbol of W will appear on the transcript.


Tuition Refund Policy


Withdrawal from the University

A student considering withdrawal from Valley City State University is strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Student Academic Services prior to finalizing a decision. If for any reason a student finds it necessary to withdraw from all courses during the semester, an official withdrawal must be filed with the Director of Student Academic Services. The last day to withdraw from the university is the last business day of the 12th week of classes. If the student is receiving financial aid, the student must contact the Office of Financial Aid to develop a repayment plan. If the student has been issued a computer, the student must return the computer within 24 hours unless prior arrangements are made with the Director of the Technology Service Desk. In case of an emergency withdrawal, it is the responsibility of the student to notify a university official.

Failure to follow withdrawal procedures may result in failing grades in all courses for the semester.

A student who fails to withdraw from all courses by the last business day of the 12th week of classes may be eligible for a late withdrawal. A late withdrawal must be for reasons beyond the student’s control, including but not limited to the following: medical, death of a family member, natural disaster, or other emergency. A petition for a late withdrawal must be filed with the Director of Student Academic Services. Third party documentation is required to support a petition for a late withdrawal.