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Students may make changes to their registration for current and upcoming semesters through their portal. Changes may include adding courses, dropping courses, or changing the grade type. Specific dates and deadlines for making changes are noted in the Academic Calendar. Students may not drop all their classes, one must remain and done through a manual transaction.
Students should discuss changes to their schedule with their academic advisor to ensure they are in compliance with degree program requirements and university academic regulations.
Making schedule changes may impact a student’s transcript and their financial aid (if applicable).
Financial Aid: If you are receiving financial aid or university scholarships, you should consult with an AU Central Counselor to determine how your schedule changes may impact your aid specifically if you drop below full time status.
International Students: International students with F-1 or J-1 visas should consult first with an international student advisor in International Student and Scholar Services regarding how to maintain their status.
Student Athletes: Athletes must not drop below 12 credit hours without authorization of the Director of Athletics.
Students may add a course through the second week of classes for the fall or spring, or the equivalent for a summer session. Students are responsible for the material taught prior to their adding the course.
What do I do if I want to drop a course?
Students may drop a course through the semester midterm date for the fall or spring, or the equivalent for a summer session.
When a student drops from a course during the first two weeks of a semester (or the equivalent for summer), the course will not appear on the transcript.
Any courses dropped after the first two weeks will be noted as a withdrawl and a "W" will appear as the grade on the official transcript. Note: Discontinuing attendance in class or notifying an instructor of a status change does not constitute an official action.
Can I take courses pass/fail instead of A-F letter grading?
Students may change grade type options (A–F or Pass/Fail) for elective courses only on the web through the eighth week of classes for the fall or spring, or the equivalent for a summer session. Students are limited in the number of P/F course they may take and should review the Academic Regulations prior to changing a grade type.
What happens if I drop a course which changes my enrollment to less than full-time?
If you are enrolled less than full-time, you are not eligible for institutional financial aid. You may have some or all of your institutional financial aid removed. Changes in enrollment may also delay degree completion and graduation.
What happens if I change my enrollment status to less than half time?
Federal regulations require that students be enrolled at least half time in order to receive most federal aid. If you drop below half-time enrollment, you may have all or a portion of your federal financial aid removed. Changes in enrollment may also delay degree completion and graduation.
How will my aid be affected if I withdraw or take a leave of absence from the university?
Federal regulations require schools to complete a “Return of Title IV calculation” to determine what percentage of aid you may have earned prior to withdrawing. If you withdraw from the University without an approved leave of absence, you may be in jeopardy of failing the Satisfactory Academic Progress Audit, and thus you may lose your eligibility for financial aid.
If I drop classes, will I get to keep the financial aid I have received?
If you drop below full-time enrollment, you are not eligible for institutional funding. However, if you remain enrolled at least half-time you may be eligible to retain a portion of your federal aid.
What will happen if I have gotten a refund and my financial aid changes?
Your student account will be adjusted to reflect the change in aid. If your aid has been reduced then you will owe a balance to the Office of Student Accounts.