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College Catalog

Drop, Add and Withdrawal Standards

After the Registration period is over, students may make adjustments to their schedules by adding and/or dropping courses by the deadlines indicated in the Academic Calendar. A student may drop courses for spring and fall semesters without a W grade throughout the drop period (first 14 days of the semester beginning with the first day of classes and including Saturdays).

For other session drop/add dates, refer to the Student Enrollment Guide. A student may officially drop courses or withdraw from Pellissippi State and receive W’s not later than two-thirds of the way through the term, beginning with the first day of classes. A student who stops attending class and does not officially drop or withdraw from class will receive an F.

Students enrolled in learning support courses must meet with a counselor or the dean of Transitional Studies to request approval to drop those courses. Students may not drop courses without this approval. Students may drop courses only under serious circumstances, such as a death in the family, long term illness or similar instance.

Beyond the deadline to drop/withdraw, students may drop/withdraw if it can be demonstrated that unusual conditions or hardships exist. Unusual conditions or hardships may include extensive illness, unexpected relocation of residence or place of employment, or other legitimate reasons that may be approved by the vice president of Academic Affairs or designee. Students requesting to withdraw after the deadline must meet with a Student Assistance Center staff member at the Pellissippi Campus or a counselor at one of the site campuses.

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