Waitlisted or Need to Add/Drop?

For distance education classes, adding and dropping classes is similar to face-to-face courses.

Unpaid Waitlist

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.

Add Policy

BEFORE THE SEMESTER STARTS
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER
  • Starting the first day of class, add codes are no longer automatically sent by the registration system.
  • On the first day of class, your instructor will receive a roster with add codes. If space becomes available, s/he will contact you by email according to your position on the unpaid waitlist with an add code and permission to add.
  • If you receive an email from your instructor, you must add the course within 24 hours through the LancerPoint Registration System.
  • It can take up to 24 hours from the time of your add registration to log in to your online or hybrid course in the Learning Management System.
AFTER THE SEMESTER STARTS
  • If you want to add a class after the semester starts, you will need to do so before the class census date which is the Monday of the 3rd week for semester-long classes. (For shorter courses, the date is the day which is closest to 20% of the course length.) You can always check the Academic Calendar for dates.
  • You will need to get your instructor’s permission to add the class. If you are allowed into the class, you’ll receive a Late Add Code from the instructor.
  • Add the course through the LancerPoint Registration System using the Late Add Code you received.
  • It can take up to 24 hours from the time of your add registration to log in to your online or hybrid course in the Learning Management System.

Drop Policy

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.
Last Updated on: September 19, 2013 @ 3:26 pm