In order to officially drop or withdraw from a course without academic penalty, the student must complete the Drop/Add Registration Change Notice and submit by the deadline. The tuition policy is set by the State of North Carolina and is subject to change. A 100% refund shall be made if a student drops the class(es) by completing the refund process prior to the first day of the tern for the term as noted in the College Calendar. For courses in minimester terms, a full refund is given if the drop is processed before the first date of the respective minimester. Also, a student is eligible for a 100% refund if the class in which the student is registered is canceled. A 75% refund shall be made if the student officially drops the class(es) after the term starts but prior to or on the official 10% point of the term. Insurance, technology, and student activity fees are not refundable. Federal regulations, if different from above, will overrule this policy. Only hours dropped below a total of 16 credit hours are eligible for a refund.
Specific drop deadline dates can be provided by the Student Records and Registration Office. A class may be dropped in one of the following ways:
- By submitting the Drop/Add Registration Change Notice electronically or to any registration center (K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center, Madison Site Office, South Site Office).
- Students may drop a course through WebAdvisor or by submitting a Drop/Add Registration Change Notice in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center. Distance students may receive assistance from the Distance Advisor.
- By having the program advisor or Academic Advisor process the drop. Students are responsible for ensuring this has been done.
In the case of drops, the course(s) will not be included on the transcript.