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Course Drops and Withdrawals

Schedule Change Process for 16-week courses (full semester)

Action Dates Start with First Week of Semester Steps
 Drop all courses  Prior to the first day of class  Self-service MyNIU
 Add a course

 Week 1

 Self-service MyNIU
 Add a course  Week 2  Contact department/school of course
 Drop a course  Week 1

 Self-service MyNIU

 Drop a course  Week 2  Contact major college or Academic Advising Center
 Withdraw from a course  Week 3 through end of week 8  Contact major college or Academic Advising Center
 Withdraw from the university  Week 1 through end of week 8  Contact major college or Academic Advising Center
 Withdraw from the university  Week 9 through end of week 12 (with academic jeopardy) 

 Contact major college or Academic Advising Center

 

Schedule Change Process for 8-week sessions (first and last half semester)

Action Dates Start with First Week of Session Steps
Drop all courses Prior to the first day of semester Self-service MyNIU
Add a course Week 1 of session Self-service MyNIU
Drop a course Week 1 of session Self-service MyNIU
Withdraw from a first-half course Week 3 of session through end of week 4 of session Contact major college or Academic Advising Center
Withdraw from a second-half course Week 2 of session through end of week 4 of session Contact major college or Academic Advising Center
Withdraw from the university Week 1 of session through end of week 4 of session Contact major college or Academic Advising Center
Withdraw from the university Week 5 of session through end of week 6 of session (with academic jeopardy) Contact major college or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing from all courses/withdrawing from the university

If your major is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and you want to withdraw from a class or all of your classes for a semester, please contact our office.
Both individual course and university withdrawal policies are explained in the online catalog.