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Registration Changes

Academic & financial consequences

Before reducing your credit load or changing your grade basis, see both a One Stop counselor and your academic adviser for assistance in making the best choice for your circumstances. Ask your college adviser whether changes will affect your academic progress and talk to a One Stop counselor about potential loss of some or all of your financial aid eligibility. See also:

Financial aid at risk

First day of class attendance policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for financial aid recipients

Cancellation & refunds

Class Swaps

Equal Swap:

No additional tuition is charged when any course addition is balanced at the same time by a course cancellation, i.e., a cancellation equal to the number of credits being added or a cancellation and course addition that keeps the total number of credits within tuition plateaus or bands.

Unequal Swap:

Full tuition is charged on a per-credit basis for all changes in registration that increase your credit load, except for those credits that fall within any applicable tuition plateaus or bands. For more information on tuition, see Costs, tuition & fees.

How to cancel (drop) a class

Be sure to obtain permission from an instructor and/or college scholastic committee (see cancel/add & refund deadlines), if required. If no approvals are required and you are confident that making the change is necessary, you may choose to cancel a class:

Your student account billed

Any charge (including financial aid that you may need to return) or credit balance that results from a change in your registration is posted to your student account and will appear on your next billing statement.

For example, if you withdraw from a class after the 100 percent refund period (first week of the term), you will be billed for a percentage of tuition and fees based on the number of credits canceled. If you add a class, you will incur additional billing charges based on the credits added.

When you enroll for the first time on or after the first day of class, you will be charged a late registration fee. See late registration fees for more details.

Pay on time to avoid extra fees

Remember to pay your tuition and fees by the due date on your billing statement or a hold will be placed on your record. An installment fee will be added to your account if you pay the minimum amount due. If your payment is received after the due date or is less than the minimum amount due, you will be charged a late payment fee, in addition to the installment fee. Failure to pay by the final billing due date may lead to the cancellation of current and future registration.