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Dropping, Adding or Withdrawing

Dropping, Adding or Withdrawing

 

Learn about how to drop, add and withdraw from classes.

 

When is the deadline to register or add a class? 

The deadline to register or add a class is the day before the class begins.

If you attempt to register for a course that has already started, you will receive a Late Registration error.

You will need the instructor's permission to register after the deadline. HACC encourages instructors to permit late registrations for students who demonstrate a reasonable chance of success.

How do I officially withdraw from my courses?

If you are unable to attend courses for the semester, you may officially withdraw from the college either online through myHACC or by submitting a Drop/Add/Withdrawal form to the campus Welcome Center.

 

When can I drop a course?

The last day to drop a course will vary based on the start and end dates of your course. Review the deadlines to drop courses.  

 

When is my drop effective?

Drops are effective the date you initiate the drop online. Drop requests submitted on a paper form are processed with an effective based on the date your completed Drop/Add/Withdrawal form (pdf) is received in the Welcome Center. HACC requires instructor approval (signature and grade) after the refund deadline.

 

What happens to my financial aid if I drop or withdraw from the college?

Your financial aid eligibility is directly proportionate to the amount of time you are enrolled.

Many students receive federal financial aid and drop/withdrawal. You may: 

  • Get less financial aid. Your financial aid provider will recalculate your amount based on your last date of attendance. 
  • Be liable for the debt incurred. Not be eligible for future financial aid. 
  • You may also be eligible for a lesser amount of aid.

Please contact your campus's Financial Aid Office for more details. 

 

How do I drop or withdraw if I have veterans education benefits?

Veterans Education Benefits include GI Bill, Education Assistance Program (EAP) or Federal Tuition Assistance. If you receive Veterans Education Benefits, you must notify the Military and Veterans Affairs Office (MVAO) prior to withdrawing/dropping. You may need to drop/withdrawal due to an active duty order. You must bring a copy of your orders to the MVAO.

Please note: Dropping/withdrawing may affect your Veterans Education benefits.

 

How will my health insurance be affected if I drop or withdraw?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows you to remain covered under your parents' insurance until age 26 —unless you have access to employer-based insurance. Learn more about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (pdf). 

 

Will my health career program clinical candidacy be affected?

Withdrawing from courses (as well as getting a D or F grade) may negatively affect your clinical candidacy. See your advisor for more information.

 

When and how can I drop or withdraw?

Please view the timelines for dropping or withdrawing from courses.  

 

Add Online

Add
In-Person/
Mail/Fax
(pdf)

Drop/
Withdraw
Online

Drop/Withdraw
In-Person/
Mail/Fax
(pdf)



Timeframe #1: The part of term has not begun or the full (100%) refund deadline is still in effect.


Yes *


Yes *


Yes
(No approval
required)


Yes
(No approval
required)


Timeframe #2: The part of term has begun, the full (100%) refund deadline is over and the half (50%) refund period is still in effect.

No

Generally No
(However, faculty
have discretion to
authorize late adds.)
No Yes
(No approval
required)
Timeframe #3: The part of term has begun, the refund deadline is over and finals week has not yet begun. No
No
(more than 20% of
class time has elapsed)
No Yes
(instructor approval
required and a grade
will be assigned)


Timeframe #4: The part of term has begun, the refund deadline is over and finals week has begun. No
(class has
officially ended)
No
(class has
officially ended)
No
(class has
officially ended)
No
(class has
officially ended)

* The registration period ends the night prior to the start of class. Your instructor must grant approval for you to add a class once it begins. In order to avoid delays, your instructor must manually enter the approval as an electronic override before you register.

 

What if I never attended class?

  • You must drop or officially withdraw from HACC.
  • Instructors will drop students who have never attended or participated in the course by the end of the 50% refund period.
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    What if I stop attending class?

    • You must drop or officially withdraw from HACC.
    • Your instructor may drop you because you stop attending. If you last date of attendance or participation is after the refund period, you forfeit the full cost of tuition and fees and the instructor will assign a grade.

     

    Will I receive a grade if I drop or withdraw from a class?

    • Students who drop a course prior to the refund deadline do not receive a withdrawal grade.
    • Students who drop a course prior to and through midterms.  The approved timeframe is from the midpoint of the course through the last class. Your class may not meet in the last two weeks of the term. In this case, the approved timeframe is from the midpoint of the course to at least three business days prior to the last day of regular instruction.

     

    How do I receive a "W" Grade?

    Students can receive a "W" grade. You must:

    • Submit a request to your instructor. Your instructor may consider extenuating circumstances.
    • Submit your request during the approved timeframe.
    • Attend class as outlined in instructor's attendance policy.
    • Complete the required graded material.
    • Be honest about completing the work.

     

    Who can I contact for more information?

    Please contact your campus's Welcome Center for more information.