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

Course Drops and Withdrawals

Dropping/Withdrawing from a course

Dropping a course from your schedule can only occur during the first two weeks of a semester (fall and spring).  During week one you can log on to MyNIU and drop the course yourself. During week 2 you will need to come in to our office, Zulauf 201, and we will drop the course for you. Dropping a course after the first two weeks of a semester cannot happen, even with confirmation of non-attendance. If you are enrolled in a course and have never attended, you may come into our office and request a withdrawal. For full session courses in a fall or spring semester, you have 8 weeks to come in and withdraw without grade jeopardy. After the deadline, you will need to contact your major college and follow their instructions. See the table below for specific dates and deadlines:

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

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