Dropping, or Withdrawing from Courses
It is important for students to be in
class starting from the first day. This is because, in the University’s system
of Consciousness-Based education, the teacher presents an overview of the
entire course on the first day. After the first day, later topics are connected
back to this overview. To minimize changing, dropping, or withdrawing from
courses, students should meet with their advisor before the start of the
semester and plan out a full year of courses. The year’s schedule of available
courses can be found at http://www.mum.edu/classes.
If, in spite of careful planning, you
must drop or change a course, the following policies apply.
If a student wishes to change from one
course into another, he or she must obtain an “Admit to Class” slip from the
Enrollment Center. The student then presents this slip to the professor of the
course into which he or she is entering. The student must be in the new course
by the morning of the third day of class for a two or four-week class and by
the morning of the sixth day of a longer course. Please note: Not all courses
may be entered after the start of class. Professors reserve the right to
require attendance on the first day of their class.
Drop or Withdrawal Form
The Course Drop or Withdrawal Form,
needed for all of the procedures below, can be obtained from the Enrollment
Center or downloaded online at http://www.mum.edu/RelId/612849/ISvars/default/Forms_You_May_Need.htm.
In all cases, the student must fill
out this form, have it signed by his or her academic advisor or one of the
graduation advisors in the Enrollment Center, and deliver or email it to the
Enrollment Center by the deadlines given below.
A student may drop a course for any
By 4 pm
of the second day of a course four weeks or less,
By 4 pm
of the fifth day of a course longer than four weeks.
In this case, the course is removed
from his or her academic record.
deadline is missed, a student will need to meet with an Associate Dean of
Students to discuss the implications of dropping the course.
from a Course
A student may withdraw from a course
for any reason after the deadlines given above for dropping a course, but this
must be done:
pm on the second Monday of the course for a 2- or 4-week course,
completion of 25% of the course for a course longer than 4 weeks.
In this case, the student receives a
grade of W (course withdrawal).
The student should meet with the
Associate Dean of Students to discuss the implications of withdrawing from the
deadline for withdrawal is missed, any student who ceases to come to class will
receive NC (no credit) for the course, except possibly in the case of illness
or family emergency (see below). An NC means 0 credits for the course and this
will negatively affect a student’s GPA.
for illness or family emergency
If a student is ill or has a family
emergency and must withdraw from a class after the deadline, the student may
petition an Associate Dean of Students (or faculty) to receive a grade of W, but this must
two weeks of the last day of attendance.
To petition, the student must fill out
the Course Drop or Withdrawal Form, have it signed by his or her academic
advisor or a graduation advisor in the Enrollment Center, and deliver or email
it to the Enrollment Center within two weeks of the last day of attendance. The
Enrollment Center will pass the form to an Associate Dean of Students who may
require documentation of illness or family emergency.
weeks from the last day of attendance, if a student has not petitioned in this
way, he or she will receive NC for this course.
student who lives on campus and withdraws from a course must either move
off campus for the remainder of the course or engage in an activity as approved
by an Associate Dean of Students.
of Consciousness course requirements can be adjusted if students are less
than full time in any semester. Students should contact the Development of
Consciousness office to request this adjustment.