Students who are unable to make changes to their own schedule through MyLongwood may use the Schedule Change Form for adds and drops, or the Course Withdrawal Form for course withdrawals.

Adding or Dropping a Course

Students may make schedule adjustments (adds and/or drops):

  • Until 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day of classes for fall and spring full term courses.
  • Until 5:00 p.m. on the third business day after the officially stipulated begin date in the abbreviated term, intersession or summer courses of at least three weeks.
  • Until 5:00 p.m. of the officially stipulated begin date for any courses which are less than three weeks in duration. If the first meeting time of such a course is after 3:00 p.m., then a student has until noon of the business day following the officially stipulated begin date to add/drop the course.

All registration and drop/add transactions for new students (both transfer and new admits) must have the approval of the academic advisor and must be processed through appropriate procedures by the deadline to become effective.

A consultation with the advisor is encouraged for any change made during this period.  Student athletes should not make any schedule changes without consulting with the Athletics Academic Support Coordinator.  Courses dropped during this period do not appear on the transcript. 

Withdrawing from a Course

Students may withdraw from individual classes with a grade of "W" (not computed in the GPA) until 5:00 p.m. on the 35th day of regularly scheduled classes. After that date, withdrawals from individual classes are not permitted except for medical or other non-academic emergencies. A student who withdraws, for medical reasons, from a class after the 35th day of regularly scheduled classes must, by noon of the last class day, have a letter sent to the Dean of the student's college by the student’s personal physician, detailing the nature of the illness and recommending withdrawal for medical reasons. In extenuating circumstances not related to academic performance, the Dean may grant a withdrawal from an individual course if a written request from the student is received by noon of the last class day. If the Dean approves the request, the Dean will send a copy of the request or letter to the Office of the Registrar and all affected grades for that semester will be noted as "W" on the student’s transcript. The Dean will notify the student’s faculty members of any grade changes.

For classes held in non-traditional time frames, such as summer school or for off-campus offerings, students may withdraw with no academic penalty during the first half of the course, but may not withdraw during the second half of the course except for medical or other non-academic emergencies.

The deadline to withdraw without academic penalty should not be confused with any deadline to withdraw and receive a full or partial refund of charges. Please see the "Expenses and Financial Aid Refunds and Charge Adjustments" section of the online catalog for information related to refunds and charge adjustments.