Academic Policies Handbook

Change of Schedule (Drop/Add)

Students may adjust their schedules (drop and/or add classes) using the MyBLUE Registration System through the FIRST week of the semester (until 5:00 p.m. on Friday) or through the Sunday before the Summer term begins. After that date students may still use MyBLUE to drop classes, and any refund will be calculated based on the appropriate refund schedule.

Dropping a Full Semester Class- Fall/Spring

Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes

Full Semester classes may be dropped through the end of the 9th week of the term (Fall and Spring). Classes of duration other than full semester may be dropped prior to the end of the midpoint of the class duration.

Students MUST complete the transaction on MyBLUE to change their registrations. Failure to attend classes does NOT constitute a drop and does NOT cancel the student's registration or his/her obligation to pay all tuition and related fees for the course.

A STUDENT OFFICIALLY DROPPING A COURSE AFTER THE FIRST WEEK AND PRIOR TO THE END OF THE 9TH WEEK IN THE SEMESTER WILL RECEIVE A "W" WHICH INDICATES A WITHDRAWAL. For courses of duration other than a full semester, a student dropping a course after the first week of the term and any time prior to the end of the midpoint of the class. (e.g. the end of the 4th week of an 8 week course) will be awarded a "W". The "W" WILL APPEAR ON THE STUDENT'S TRANSCRIPT.

A failing grade (F) will be reported if a student stops attending class and neither officially withdraws from the course prior to the appropriate deadline nor establishes, prior to the end of the term and to the satisfaction of the instructor, that extenuating circumstances prevented completion of the course. If the instructor determines that such extenuating circumstances were present, an "I" (Incomplete) may be recorded on the student's grade report and transcript. For a statement on the "I" (Incomplete) designation please click here.

A STUDENT MAY NOT WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE AFTER THE 9TH WEEK of the semester (or midpoint of the class) unless highly unusual, extenuating circumstances (beyond the student's control) are established to the satisfaction of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (undergraduates) or the Graduate Dean (graduates).

A STUDENT MAY NOT WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE AFTER THE COURSE HAS ENDED OR THE SEMESTER/SESSION IN WHICH THE COURSE WAS TAKEN HAS ENDED.

Dropping a Class – Summer

Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes

Students can drop all classes on MyBLUE. Classes cannot be dropped after the mid-point of the class.

Students will receive a "W" on their transcript (which indicates a withdrawal) for classes dropped after midnight the night before the first day of the summer term regardless of the beginning date of the class. A failing grade of 'F" will be recorded on the transcript if a student stops attending class and neither officially withdraws from the course prior to the appropriate deadline nor establishes, prior to the end of the class and to the satisfaction of the instructor, that extenuating circumstances prevented completion of the course.

NOTE: TO DROP A CLASS, STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW PROCEDURES OUTLINED ABOVE. Failure to attend classes does NOT constitute a drop and does NOT cancel the student's registration or obligation to pay all tuition and related fees for the course.

Adding a Class - Fall/Spring
Students register via MyBLUE through the first Friday of the semester (Fall and Spring)

Beginning the second week of the semester, students wishing to add a class must obtain the signature from either the Instructor, Department Chair, OR the Dean of the College for the class in which they plan to enroll on a change of class schedule form. Starting the third week of the semester a student wishing to add a class, must obtain three signatures (Instructor, Department Chair, AND Dean of the College) for the class in which they plan to enroll on a change of schedule form. Students cannot add full semester classes following the fourth week of the term. Change of class schedule forms must be presented at the Registrar's Office for processing.

Adding a Class - Summer
Students register via MyBLUE through the start date of the class.

Beginning on the 2nd day of the class, students need to obtain the signature of the instructor for the class in which they plan to enroll on a change of class schedule form. Starting the 3rd day, students need to obtain signatures of the Instructor, Department Chair AND Dean of the College for the class in which they plan to enroll on a change of schedule form. Change of class schedule forms must be presented at the Registrar's Office for processing.

Students may not enroll in a class past the mid-point of the class. On campus classes designated "To Be Arranged" may be added up to the mid-point of the class with the instructor's signature on a change of class schedule form presented to the Registrar's Office for processing.

NOTE:
At the point MyBLUE confirms registration in a course, the student is considered officially enrolled. Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal from the class, nor does it free the student from making complete payment for all tuition and related fees associated with the course. Students who choose not to attend, MUST follow the procedures above for dropping a course.

Withdrawal From UNK / Registration Cancellation
A student wishing to withdraw from the university and all classes may do so via MyBLUE through the mid-point of the class.

Fall/Spring
The deadlines for withdrawal are the same as those for dropping a class. Students withdrawing from UNK after the first week of the term will receive a grade of "W" for all classes.

Summer
Students may not withdraw past the mid-point of a class (i.e. end of 4th week of an 8 week summer class) unless extenuating circumstances exist, in which case the student may receive a "W". Extenuating circumstances are defined as circumstances that occur AFTER the mid-point of the course and beyond the control of the student which in the judgment of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Exceptional Withdrawal Committee constitute appropriate cause for withdrawal.

A STUDENT OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWING FROM a Summer class will receive a "W", which indicates a Withdrawal and which will appear on the student's transcript.