How to add or drop a class
- Students should add or drop classes using the Student Registration Form found on the Enrollment Forms page.
- At the Quad-Cities Campus, forms are available in Enrollment Services, the Advising Center and the Academic Services Centers. At the East Campus, forms are available in Enrollment Services and the Advising Center.
- Return this form to Enrollment Services at either campus.
Adding a class
- To add classes after you have already registered for a specific semester, complete the top section of the Registration Form.
- Courses may be added during normal registration periods.
- In order to add a class after the start date of the class, complete the top section of the Registration Form and obtain an instructor’s signature to add the class.
Dropping a class
- Once registered for class, you must drop the course officially within the designated withdrawal period.
- If you don’t drop officially within the withdrawal period, you may earn a failing grade.
- You are financially responsible for tuition and fees for all classes that you don’t officially drop by the appropriate refund date.
- Once the term has begun, web drops are not available.
- Instructor signature is not required to drop from a course through the 12th week of the fall or spring semesters and through the third week of four-week summer sessions. Ask Enrollment Services for drop dates for shortened courses.
- Complete the bottom section of the Registration Form and bring it to Enrollment Services or
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with which course to drop (be sure to include your student ID number and the CRN of the course) or
- Mail or fax the request to 309-796-5209.
- After the 12th week, you must have instructor approval to drop. It is your responsibility to submit the drop slip and/or forward email with instructor approval from your myBlackHawk email account.
- Withdrawals must be postmarked or date stamped by the published deadline dates.
Things to consider when dropping a course
Before dropping a course, you should consider the impact dropping the course has on financial aid, grades or educational goals. The following items should also be considered before dropping a course:
- Refund policy – Course withdrawal prior to the starting date of the semester is entitled to a 100% refund. However, partial refunds are given based after the start of classes. Please carefully review our refund policy.
- If you completely withdraw during the semester after federal financial aid payment has been received, you may be required to return a portion of the federal financial aid awarded. The federal formula requires a return of funds if the student received assistance from the Pell Grant, Supplemental Grant or Stafford Loan and withdrew on or before completing 60% of the semester. The calculation is based on the percentage of the semester completed. Sample calculations and complete explanation of this policy are available at the Financial Aid Office.
- Impact on grades – If you do not officially withdraw from a course, you may receive an “F” for the course.
- Impact on transcript – Any dropped course will appear on your permanent transcript as either a “W” (withdrawal) or as an earned grade, unless you have officially completed the drop process prior to the start of the semester. A “W” does not affect GPA but it does affect completion rate for financial aid purposes.