Enrollment Frequently Asked Question

Can I drop and transfer to another section of the same course?

Swapping sections and courses

If you want to stay in a course but switch to another section, or switch from one course to another course, you can now do this without paying a $40 drop processing fee. Just request a switch by completing a drop request form before the course deadline. Here are the deadlines:

  • Prior to the second meeting for a classroom or live-online course that meets five sessions or longer.
  • Three business days before the start of a classroom or live-online course meeting four or fewer times.
  • Within six business days of the start of a self-paced online course.

Business days are Monday through Friday, not including holidays.

See Course Drops, Swaps, Refunds, and Our Audit Policy for more detail.

Students who enroll in a course but do not attend must drop the course prior to the final class meeting to avoid having a negative impact on their official academic record.

Instructors do not have the authority to drop a student who has not attended their course.