Dropping and/or Adding Classes
The procedure for dropping or adding classes varies depending on when you decide to drop or add a class. There are essentially three schedule adjustment time periods:
- Up to and including the first week of classes
- Second week through the ninth week of classes (Auto "W" period)
- After the ninth week of classes (after auto "W" period)
Costs, procedures, and consequences vary among periods, so please read carefully below.
- During the first week of classes, students may make class schedule changes, via their OneStart~Student Center
- Students may continue to register for classes, adjust their class schedule (i.e., drops, adds, section changes), or totally withdraw from all classes, via their OneStart~Student Center
- Students do not need any forms or signatures to drop or add courses during the first week of classes.
Courses dropped during this period will receive an automatic "W"
- Registration ends upon conclusion of the first week of classes.
- Students may not add courses to their class schedule or change sections.
- Students may, however, drop some or all courses from their schedule via OneStart ~ eDROP.
- Students do not need any forms or signatures to drop courses during this timeframe.
You can also download a printable PDF version of eDrop instructions
- Log into OneStart https://onestart.iu.edu.
- On the Services tab:
- click Student Self-Service in the sidebar
- under Services & Information, click eDrop/eAdd Classes.
- Click Drop Only.
- On the eDrop info page, go to the bottom and click the click here to access the system link.
- Select the course/s you would like to drop and click "Continue."
- Review your eDrop request. If you selected the wrong course, click "Back" to return to the previous screen.
- Once you have carefully reviewed the conditions, Accept the conditions, and click the "Submit for Approval" button.
- A confirmation page will display. We highly recommend that you print this confirmation page for your records!
- If you would like to drop another class, click "Create another request." Follow the above steps to drop another class.
- When you are finished, click "Close window."
Submitting an eDrop request is not a confirmation that the course has been dropped from your schedule. Once submitted, your eDrop request will be routed to the appropriate advisor, department chair, and/or dean for approval. Once approved, your request will be processed and an email confirming that the Drop is official will be sent to your University email account.
Until you receive an email which says the Drop has been
approved and processed, or until you confirm via My eDocs
that the status of your request is FINAL, you are still
enrolled in the course.
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Dropped classes no longer receive an automatic "W"
eDrop services on Onestart have are now turned off and dropped classes now require manual form submission.
- Student picks up a DROP ONLY FORM from the Office of Student Records (WZ116) or School Dean's office.
Note: These forms are also available at the Connersville and Danielson Learning Centers.
- Student fills out the form, signs it, and obtains signatures from his/her academic advisor, Bursar, and Financial Aid.
Note: Students, dropping classes during this period must obtain their instructor's signature.
- The instructor assigns a grade of "W" or "F" and forwards the top white copy to the Dean for his/her signature (it is now a "grade sheet"). The instructor keeps the yellow copy for his/her records and the gives the student the pink copy.
After the Dean signs the white copy, his/her office will forward it to Student Records for processing as a "final grade."
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Courses may be taken on an official "audit" basis. No credit will be given for the course; the audited course will be indicated on the student's transcript with a grade of NC. The student must discuss course work expectations with the instructor and it is up to the instructor to approve or not approve the student's request to audit the course.
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Registering for a Course Audit
New students must apply for admission to the University by submitting the application for admission and the $35 application fee. High school and college transcripts are required if the student intends to pursue a degree program.
Students may register to audit a course during any of the regular registration periods.The instructor or school dean (or designated representative) must grant permission allowing a student to audit a class.
Schools, in some cases, do not allow students to register for a class for credit after taking it on an audit basis. Consult with your advisor prior to making the decision to audit a course.
Tuition for an audited course is the same as that as for a credit course.
Is Auditing Right for Me?
Courses taken for audit do not apply toward any academic degree and do not count as part of a student's full-time or part-time course load for purposes of financial aid or for loan deferments.
Students considering this option should discuss it carefully with their academic advisor to see if this the best choice or if another grading option, such as pass/fail, may be more appropriate.
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Auditing May Prevent Future Course Credit
Course work transcripted as "NC" may not subsequently be changed to credit. Any change of from audit-to-credit, or vice-a-versa, must be completed during the first week of classes during the Fall or Spring terms, or prior to the second class meeting during a Summer session. The signature of the instructor is required for this change of enrollment.
Any school or department has the option to exclude auditors from a particular course or remove auditors during the first week of the semester in order to permit credit seeking students to enroll. In such cases, the auditor will receive a 100% refund of fees.
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Students who are receiving some form of financial aid must contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships after adjusting their class schedules.
Any credits or charges resulting from a schedule adjustment will be reflected on your next account statement. Refunds of credit balances will be issued in the form of a check and mailed to the address on file with the Office of the Registrar. Direct deposit of refund checks is also available. Please contact the Office of the Bursar (Student Accounts) for more information.
Credit hour and directly related course fees are credited to your account upon proper withdrawal from and according to the following schedule:
|100% fee refund||First Day of Class|
|50% fee refund||Second Day of Class|
|Classes Lasting 2-4 Weeks|
|100% fee refund||First and Second Day of Class|
|50% free refund||Third and Fourth Day of Class|
|100% fee refund||First Week of Class|
|50% fee refund||Second Week of Class|
|100% fee refund||First Week of Classes|
|75% fee refund||Second Week of Classes|
|50% fee refund||Third Week of Classes|
|25% fee refund||Fourth Week of Classes|
Students have the right to appeal for a refund of tuition if there is a significant or unusual circumstance that causes their withdrawal from class after the normal refund period.
The procedure for appeal is as follows:
After withdrawal from the class, you are required to submit a letter to the Refund Appeals Committee. This letter may be delivered to the Dean of Students Office located in Whitewater 101D, or sent as an email attachment to Karen Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter will then be forwarded to the Refund Appeals Committee.
Your letter to the Refund Appeals Committee should include your contact information: Name, Student Number, Address and Phone Number
Please address your appeal letter to:
Dean of Students Office
Attn: Refund Appeals Committee
Indiana University East
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond IN 47374
- Explain the basis for your appeal. This will typically be a description of the circumstances that prevented you from withdrawing from the course or courses in question. Be sure to specify the course name and number, and semester (Spring, Fall, Summer I or Summer II).
- Include any supporting documentation that might be useful to substantiate your case such as: a print out showing your attempt to withdraw from a class, an error report if there was a technical problem, medical documentation, correspondence with a faculty member or advisor, etc.
Once an appeal is submitted, it is forwarded to the Refund Appeals Committee for consideration. When a committee recommendation has been determined, the Dean of Students will communicate the decision to you in writing.