All CSUSM students are expected to abide by the published Add/Drop Dates for each term. Students permitted to add classes after the add/drop period will be required to pay any additional administrative fee(s) and enrollment fees (if applicable) due immediately. Add/Drop periods can be located by this term.
Once enrollment windows have opened and prior to the first day of the semester, students may add courses online in MyCSUSM.
Beginning the first day of semester, students must secure a permission number from the instructor (or instructor’s designee). The permission number will allow you to add the course online in MyCSUSM. The permission number will not override prerequisites, time conflicts, or holds. Please consult the class schedule or University Catalog if you have questions about pre-requisites or see your advisor. If you are having trouble using your permission number, contact your advisor or visit Cougar Central for assistance.
Students should consult with advisors, the Registrar’s Office, or the Class Schedule for current course withdrawal procedures.
|DEADLINES||REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES|
|On or before the Add/Drop deadline: end of the second week of semester (end of approximately 10% of the academic term).||
|After the Add/Drop deadline, and on or before the 19th day of the semester.||
|After the 19th day of the semester, and on or before the last day of the twelfth week of the semester (end of approximately 80% of instruction).||
|Beyond the last day of the twelfth week of the semester (beyond the end of approximately 80% of instruction).||
* Deadlines are strictly enforced. Students wishing to petition for an exception to a deadline based on circumstances beyond their control may do so in writing on a petition form available in Cougar Central.
Complete Withdrawal for Medical Reasons. The University may allow a student to withdraw without academic penalty from all classes if the following criteria are met:
A grade of “W” will be used for withdrawal from all courses for the term due to medical reasons, and will not be counted toward the maximum 18 units allowable for withdrawals.
Repeat Complete Medical Withdrawal. If the student has been granted a complete medical withdrawal in the subsequent preceding term, then additional medical withdrawal requests must consider the question of whether or not the student can complete appropriate educational objectives, and must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
After a repeat medical withdrawal is granted, the student may be required to obtain a clearance from an appropriate medical or psychological professional that states the student is well enough to return to classes with the full expectation that the student will be able to complete the semester and intended educational objectives.
Withdrawal Procedures for Students Mobilized for Active Military Duty. Students called for active military duty may withdraw from courses throughout the term without restriction or penalty with the appropriate documentation. For clarification of Veterans Administration policies on withdrawals, incompletes, course repeats, etc., please contact the veterans’ representative located in the Office of Registration and Records.