Howard University

ADD/Drop Policy

For Fall semester the ADD/DROP Period is five (5) days at the start of the semester beginning with the first day of scheduled classes. For Spring semester, the ADD/DROP period is seven (7) school days at the start of the semester, beginning with the first day of scheduled classes. Courses cannot be added after the ADD/DROP period at the start of each semester.

Dropping Courses after the ADD/DROP Period

  1. An upper level student may drop a course or courses and receive a grade of W up to the end of 8 weeks from the start of the semester. If dropping a course or courses would result in the student being enrolled in 11 or fewer credits, then student must comply with the requirements of Rule 2-206 of the Student Handbook.

  2. An Upper Level student is not allowed to drop a first-year course in the absence of special or unusual circumstances. A request to drop a first year course is to be made in writing to the Student Affairs Committee which has final authority to act on this request.

  3. A first-year student is not allowed to drop a first-year course, except as provided under section 3-301.

  4. These provisions cannot be circumvented by the application of the 25% attendance rule.