Adds, Drops, Changes and Withdrawals - Spring

Spring Semester 2015

Adds

No adds, including adds for mini session courses, will be processed at 107 Canfield Administration Building South or on MyRED for the Spring Semester, after midnight, Tuesday, January 20, 2015, (census date/end of add period) without written permission from the instructor of the class and the dean's office or advising center of your college. Late adds are by exception.

The approval of all parties involved is not guaranteed. Financial aid recipients who process late course adds are encouraged to contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid as this could impact financial aid awards. If you are attempting to make a late section change, follow the procedures listed below under "Section/Credit Changes".

To secure permission to add a course late, complete the following steps in the order listed:

  1. Complete a "Schedule Adjustment Form" listing the course to be added. Forms are available at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South.
  2. Secure the instructor's written permission.
  3. Secure the approval of the dean's office or advising center of your academic college.
  4. Submit the signed "Schedule Adjustment Form" at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South.
  5. Late adds cannot be done on MyRED.
  6. Keep the pink copy of the processed "Schedule Adjustment Form" as your evidence of the transaction. You will be billed for any required tuition and fees in the next billing from the Office of Student Accounts.

 

Drops

Course drops for the Spring Semester may be processed through midnight, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 for a full tuition refund. However, courses dropped Friday, January 23, 2015 will be subject to the 25% tuition charge.

Courses dropped on MyRED through midnight, Friday, January 23, 2015 will be removed from the student's transcript record, but retained for billing purposes. Failure to attend classes does not constitute proper notification of a drop and you will continue to be responsible for the course or courses on your schedule until you formally drop the class.

A drop becomes effective for tuition and grade purposes on the date the transaction is processed on MyRED, or the "Schedule Adjustment Form" is processed at the Office of the University Registrar.

Note: If a student is found to have been academically dishonest in a course and drops the course, the instructor reserves the right to add the student's name to the Final Grade Roster and submit a final grade. In this case, the student will be held accountable for the full tuition for the course.

International Students:   Dropping below full-time status without prior approval of International Student and Scholar Office can have serious consequences and may affect your permission to remain in the USA.

 

Registration Cancellation

Once you register for classes, you will remain registered unless you take action to cancel your registration. If you wish to cancel your registration before the semester begins, you can access MyRED to drop all your classes before the sixth day of class to avoid tuition charges and grade liability. You can also notify:

Office of the University Registrar
107 Canfield Administration Building South
Lincoln, NE 68588-0416
(402) 472-3635

Canceling a housing contract or not receiving expected financial aid will not affect your registration for classes. You must take action yourself.

The University may initiate cancellation of your registration if you fail to clear any existing "Registration Holds" on your record, or if you fail to maintain good academic standing.

Please Note: Departments reserve the right to cancel a course registration for a student who does not attend the first class meeting for the semester, or does not meet the prerequisites for the course. The space may be reassigned to another student applying for admission to the course. If dropped from the course by the department, you are still responsible for making sure the course is officially dropped from your registration.

Notice to students on academic probation: If you register for Spring Semester classes during the priority registration period, you do so at your own risk. If your academic performance in the Spring Semester should result in academic dismissal, your Spring Semester registration/classes will be canceled.

 

Section/Credit Changes

Changing from one section to another section of the same course can be done on MyRED if the change is processed before midnight, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

To process section changes after this date, a "Schedule Adjustment Form" (available at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South) with the signature of the instructor for the section to be added, must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South.

You are free to change the number of credits on a variable credit course for the Fall Semester through MyRED until midnight, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. After that date, the change must be processed in person at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South and may require special permission from your college.

 

Withdrawals

Students (undergraduate and graduate) may withdraw from individual classes or from all classes for the Fall Semester, regardless of the circumstances, before the 3/4 point of the term, Friday, April 10, 2015. See: information below under "Cost of Withdrawal".

A grade of "W" will automatically be noted on the transcript for these courses. Any drops or withdrawals after the 3/4 point of the term are only granted for extraordinary circumstances by petition.  Undergraduate students should contact their college dean's office to obtain the "Petition for Late Withdrawal" form.  Graduate students should contact Graduate Studies, 1100 Seaton Hall, to obtain the petition form.

Note: If a student is found to have been academically dishonest in a course and drops the course, the instructor reserves the right to add the student's name to the Final Grade Roster and submit a final grade. In this case, the student will be held accountable for the full tuition for the course.

Deadlines for courses less than a full semester in length (Mini-Sessions) are prorated. Contact the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South, for specific dates for adding, dropping, and the withdrawal ("W") periods for mini-courses.

 

Withdrawal from the University

Before withdrawing from the University, consider reviewing the information provided by the First-Year Experience & Transition Programs titled, "Things to Consider Before Withdrawing From ALL of Your Classes".

Dropping all of the classes you are enrolled in for a term, after the term begins, constitutes a withdrawal. To withdraw from all courses, access MyRED, drop all of your classes, or process a "Cancellation/Withdrawal Form" at:

Office of the University Registrar
107 Canfield Administration Building South
Lincoln, NE 68588-0416
(402) 472-3635

A withdrawal means that you are no longer enrolled for courses for the term at the University. Law students wishing to withdraw or drop classes should make their requests to their college dean's office.

A "W" will automatically be noted on your transcript for all dropped courses after the second week of classes (full-term courses).

Students (undergraduate and graduate) may withdraw from individual classes or from all classes, regardless of the circumstances, on or before midnight, Friday, April 10, 2015 (3/4 point of the term). However, a student cannot escape a grade penalty imposed on them for academic dishonesty by withdrawing from a course, or by changing the course to the pass/no pass option.

Any drops or withdrawals after the 3/4 point of a term are for extraordinary circumstances and are by petition only. Undergraduate students should contact their college dean's office to obtain the "Petition for Late Withdrawal" form. Graduate students should contact Graduate Studies, 1100 Seaton Hall, to obtain the petition form.

The effective date of the withdrawal (determines tuition and grade liabilities) is the date the transaction is processed on MyRED, or the "Cancellation/Withdrawal Form" is submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South.

Only in the case of a timely notification (immediately after the event) of your unexpected hospitalization, death of a member of your immediate family living in your household, or a University error, may the effective date of the withdrawal be adjusted to the date of the occurrence of the event. Proper documentation and explanation in writing will be required to determine the adjusted effective date.

If, after the last day to add classes (census date) in each term, you decide to drop a course or courses and/or withdraw from the University, it is highly recommended that you contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 17 Canfield Administration Building South, (402) 472-2030, before you act to discuss the possible need for repayment of federal aid and your eligibility for subsequent aid in future semesters.

 

Cost of Withdrawal

If you drop a course through MyRED or in person at the Office of the University Registrar during the first six days of the semester, you will not be charged any tuition for the course dropped. However, if you drop classes through MyRED or in person at the Office of the University Registrar, after the first six days of the semester, you will be charged for tuition and fees according to the following schedule.

You will not be able to substitute a new course for a dropped course without incurring additional tuition and fee charges. Mini session courses follow a prorated schedule. The following percentages will prevail when determining the amount of tuition and fees to be charged for full term dropped courses or withdrawal* from the University.

Chargeable

Period of Enrollment ** Spring

0%

To January 20, 2015

25%

January 21 - 23

50%

January 24 - 30

75%

January 31 - February 6

100%

After February 7  

 

*

You will be expected to pay any unpaid portion of the percentage of tuition and fees chargeable. Graduate teaching and research assistants who withdraw from all courses or leave their assistantship become liable for their tuition and fees.

**

The official period of enrollment is the time from the beginning of the semester through the day you drop or withdraw on MyRED, or file a "Schedule Adjustment Form", or "Cancellation/Withdrawal Form" with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building South. Only in the case of a timely notification of unexpected hospitalization of the student, the death of a member of the student's immediate family living in the student's household, or University error may the effective date of the drop or withdrawal be adjusted to the date of the occurrence of the event. Proper documentation will be required to determine the adjusted effective date.


Courses that meet for less than a semester (mini session courses) follow a special prorated schedule for the charges. Contact the Office of Student Accounts, 124 Canfield Administration Building North, (402) 472-2887, for the particular details.

If after the sixth day of classes for the semester you decide to drop a course or courses and/or withdraw from the University, you should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 17 Canfield Administration Building South, (402) 472-2030, before you act to discuss the possible need for repayment of federal aid and your eligibility for subsequent aid in future semesters.

 

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