Lesson 8: Should I consider dropping a course?|
Purpose: To inform you of the late drop policy, guide you in assessing your grades, and help you decide if you should take any action.
There is no worksheet for this lesson, but you should complete the assignment below by the late drop deadline.
For help completing this lesson, view the student example.
Late Drop Policy
Dropping a full-semester course after the drop/add period through the end of the twelfth week of a fifteen-week semester is called a late drop.
Part-semester courses have different late-drop deadlines. To check the late-drop deadline for each course on your schedule, use the eLion Course Drop Dates application.
See the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook for the complete Late Course Drop policy.
Some Reasons for Late Dropping a Course
Assessing Your Grades
Before you consider late dropping any course, you need to accurately assess your chances of earning satisfactory final grades. If you're unsure of the grading policies, your current grades, or how final grades will be determined in each of your courses, meet with your instructors to help you make accurate assessments.
Deciding Whether or Not to Late Drop a Course
eLion provides a Late Course Drop application to help you decide whether or not to late drop a course. This interactive advising application simulates a one-on-one conversation with an academic adviser. eLion will access your academic records and ask you key questions. eLion will then use this information to advise you about the outcomes of late dropping a particular course as well as about some alternatives to late drop.
If you decide that late dropping a course is the best action to take, you can process the late course drop on eLion.
You can late drop only one course at a time through eLion. If you're considering late dropping more than one course, consult with an academic adviser first.
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