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Add, Drop, Withdraw

Whether students need additional hours or reduce their courseload for the semester, academic advisors can provide them with helpful resources for adjusting and reworking a schedule that fits their needs.


Adding without Instructor Approval

Courses may be added without instructor approval

  • Log on to Banner Self-Service, or
  • Submit a completed drop/add card to the Registrar's Office (322 Student Union) or Enrollment Services in Tulsa (130 North Hall).

Adding During Restrictive Drop/Add Period

Courses may be added during the restrictive drop/add period. Adding courses requires the signature of your instructor and advisor on a drop/add card.

  • Take completed drop/add card to the Registrar's office or Enrollment Services in Tulsa.

Adding Short Courses

Students must enroll in short courses by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of the short course. If a student does not have any registration holds, the student can add the short course in Banner Self-Service. If a student has a registration hold, short courses can be added and dropped by completing a drop/add card.

  • Take completed drop/add card to the Registrar's office or Enrollment Services in Tulsa.

Dates for short/block courses that are offered for resident credit and other information regarding short/block courses are available here.

 

Dropping a Course(s)

Students may drop a course(s) during the first 12 weeks of a regular fall or spring semester. Short courses, intersession courses and summer courses have proportionate drop dates. You must remain enrolled in at least one OSU course. Remedial courses cannot be dropped without written permission of the advisor.

 

Dropping with an Automatic "W"

  • If you do not have any registration holds, courses can be dropped in Banner Self-Service. See instructions here
  • If you have a registration hold, you will complete a drop/add card. This requires your academic advisor's signature. Take completed drop/add card to Registrar's Office or Enrollment Services in Tulsa. Failure to complete this step will result in an "F" on your transcript. 
  • You cannot drop all your courses. Please see the section "Withdrawing from the University" if you plan to drop all of your courses. 

 

Withdrawing from the University

A withdrawal occurs if a student drops all classes after classes begin. 

 

If a student withdraws before the 100% refund (nonrestrictive drop/add) deadline, there are no tuition charges and no recorded grades for the courses. If a student withdraws after the 100% refund deadline but before the partial refund (restrictive drop/add) deadline, a partial refund will be received and no grades will be recorded for the courses. Students that withdraw from courses after the refund deadlines are responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees. 

 

A student must initiate a withdrawal from all classes through their College Academic Services Office. The completed withdrawal form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar (322 Student Union) on the Stillwater Campus or Enrollment Services (130 North Hall) on the Tulsa Campus.

 

A student who withdraws prior to the 12th week of a regular fall or spring semester (or the sixth week of an eight-week summer session, or proportionate periods for short courses) will receive an automatic grade of “W” for all courses on their official transcript. A student who withdraws after the 12th week of a regular fall or spring semester (or the sixth week of an eight-week summer session, or proportionate periods for short courses) but prior to pre-finals week, will receive a grade of “W” or “F” assigned by the instructor of each course.

 

Failing to attend classes, neglecting courses, or nonpayment on your Bursar account does not constitute notice of withdrawal.

 

Withdrawing from the University

 

Retroactive Drop/Withdraw Procedure & Refund of Tuition & Fees

The maximum time period for submitting a petition to drop a course after the deadline or request a refund of tuition and fees is no later than six months after the end of the semester or summer term of the pertinent enrollment.

A Course may be dropped by petition only when verifiable extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated. Verifiable extenuating circumstances must be reasons beyond your control, such as serious illness or accidental injury. Poor performance in class is not an extenuating circumstance.

 

According to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, institutions may refund tuition and fees paid by a student who must withdraw from the institution due to hardship or extraordinary circumstances. Students may only petition for refund of tuition and fees for course(s) in which they have officially withdrawn. 

 

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