College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising - Zulauf Hall 201 - 815-753-0114

Course Drops and Withdrawals

Dropping/Withdrawing from a course

Schedule Change Process for 16 week courses (full semester) 

Action

Dates Start with First Week of Semester

Steps

Dropping all courses

Prior to the first day of classes

Self-Service MyNIU

Adding a course

Week  1

Self-Service MyNIU

Adding a course

Week  2

Contact Department of Course

Dropping a course

Week  1

Self-Service MyNIU

Dropping a course

Week  2

Contact Major College or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing from a course

Week 3 through end of week 8

Contact Major College or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing from the university

Week 1 through end of week 8

Contact Major College or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing 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 Semester

Steps

Dropping all courses

Prior to the first day of semester

Self-Service MyNIU

Adding a course

Week  1 of session

Self-Service MyNIU

Dropping a course

Week  1 of session

Self-Service MyNIU

Dropping a first-half course

Week  2 of session

Contact Major College or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing from a first-half course

Week 3 of session through end of week 4 of session

Contact Major College or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing from a second-half course

Week 2 of session through end of week 4 of session

Contact Major College or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing from the university

Week 1 of session through end of week 4 of session

Contact Major College or Academic Advising Center

Withdrawing 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