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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.

You can also register the day the class begins or later. 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.

 

When Can I Withdraw/Drop a Course?

The drop/withdraw period ends after the last class day before finals. You may no longer drop/withdraw from classes once finals week begins.

 

When Is My Withdraw/Drop Effective?

Drops are effective the date you withdraw/drop online. They are also effective when the Registration Office receives your completed Drop/Add/Withdrawal form (pdf). HACC requires instructor approval (signature and grade) after the refund deadline.

 

What Happens to My Financial Aid If I Withdraw/Drop?

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

Many students receive federal financial aid and drop/withdraw. 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/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/withdraw 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 Withdraw/Drop?

    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 Withdraw/Drop?

    Please view the timelines for withdraw/drop instructions. 

     

    Choose from the four timeframes described below, then read the answer at the intersection to the right, based upon the method of adding/dropping that you prefer. METHOD you prefer to use to add/drop a course?
    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.
  • Drop or officially withdraw before the end of the full (100%) refund deadline. HACC will refund 100% of your tuition and fees.
  • If you never attend and fail to officially withdraw, you are responsible for half the cost of tuition and fees.
  •  

    What If I Stop Attending Class?

    • You MUST drop or officially withdraw from HACC.
    • Drop or officially withdraw before the end of the full (100%) refund deadline. HACC will refund 100% of your tuition and fees.
    • Your instructor may drop you because you stop attending. Your last day of attendance/participation determines the forfeiture. If your last date of attendance/participation is after the refund period, you must forfeit the full cost of tuition and fees. The instructor will assign a grade.

     

    Will I Receive a Grade If I Withdraw From a Class?

    • You will receive either a "W" or "F." Your instructor will base your grade on your performance and any extenuating circumstances.
    • You must withdraw during the approved timeframe. 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.