For distance education classes, adding and dropping classes is similar to face-to-face courses.
If your class is full, you’ll be put on an unpaid waitlist. Students on waitlists are added to the class by the instructor in the order on which they were put on the list.
You do not need to pay for your waitlisted class until you are added by the instructor. If you are getting financial aid, this means that you will not get your funds for your class until you are added to the class.
|BEFORE THE SEMESTER STARTS|
|AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER||
|AFTER THE SEMESTER STARTS||
|VOLUNTARY COURSE DROP||The process for dropping classes is the same for face-to-face classes. Simply drop the class through the LancerPoint Registration System. Check the Academic Calendar for final drop dates.Note that after you are dropped, you won’t have access to your previous CANVAS class.|
|DROPPED DUE TO ATTENDENCE||Students who do not show up for the first class session in face-to-face classes are dropped from the roster. In an online class, your instructor will tell you what s/he considers your FIRST CLASS MEETING. Usually you’ll be given a deadline to access the course and complete a COURSE CHECK-IN assignment. Make certain to read your course WELCOME LETTER and SYLLABUS to find out what you need to do for your class.If you are uncertain about how to access your course or have questions about what is required of you, please remember to contact your instructor so that you are not dropped from the class because you didn’t check in.|
|DROPPED DUE TO PARTICIPATION||Students who still make it to the first class, but do not ‘attend’ on a regular basis will also be dropped from distance education courses. According to Federal Distance Education guidelines, frequent weekly participation is the key to measuring attendance in a distance education course.In on-campus courses, attendance is determined by your physical presence in class and by signing the attendance sheet, however, online it is impossible to determine if you’re “in class” unless you participate in an activity like posting a comment on the discussion board, e-mailing the instructor, doing a project, or taking a self-assessment test.It is not enough to just read the lectures and send in your assignments to the instructor. Make sure you follow the instructions and dates in your course syllabus for participation requirements.|