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Add / Drop Classes

All changes to individual class registration or enrollments are the responsibility of the student. Specific dates for completing these transactions are made available by the Office of the Registrar. Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to these timelines for their enrollments.

Dropping a Class:

Students have until the end of the drop period to drop a class through registration and no entry will be made on their academic record. However, after the regular add/drop period, the instructor may assume that any student who has not voluntarily withdrawn remains officially enrolled in the class. Students who remain enrolled at census (end of third week of instruction) will be considered officially enrolled for the term and will receive a grade (More infomation about grading).

Adding a Class:

Students who meet class prerequisites and Class Schedule footnote requirements may be able to add a class if space is available. After classes begin, permission must be obtained from the instructor before the class can be added through the registration system. Students may not enroll in two classes that meet at the same time.

Enrollment Restrictions

An instructor may drop a student from a class:

  • for failure to attend the first class meeting
  • if the prerequisite requirements, as stated in the catalog course description, have not been satisfied.
  • if the footnote requirements, as stated in the Class Schedule, are not met.

This policy is also include here in the Cal Poly Catalog, which may also include certain procedural considerations.

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