Schedule Adjustments

Dropping a Class 

Students may drop classes without a grade through the 10% point of the semester or the 10% point of a minimester (less than a full semester). Classes can be dropped via WebAdvisor or may be processed by Student Services (in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center), by an Advisor or at the Madison or South site. Dropped classes do not appear on the official transcript. 

Adding a Class 

For classes 14 weeks or longer, students may add the class up to 48 hours after the start of the first class meeting. For fully online classes that are 14 weeks or longer, students may add the class up to 48 hours after the class’s start date. 

For classes shorter than 14 weeks, students may add the class until the class meets for the first time. For fully online classes that are shorter than 14 weeks, students may add the class through the end of the start date for the class. 

Withdrawing from a Class 

After the 10% point and through the 75% point of the term (full semester or minimester) a student may withdraw from a class by submitting a Class Withdrawal Form to Student Services in the Bailey Building or to staff at the Madison or South sites. Withdrawal forms must not be mailed or put in a drop box. Distance students must contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@ abtech.edu 

Students receiving financial aid are strongly encouraged to consult with the Financial Aid 

Office prior to withdrawing from courses. Students receiving Veteran’s Affairs benefits must obtain a last date of attendance from the instructor prior to withdrawing. 

Auditing Courses 

Any individual may audit a College curriculum (for credit) class based on the following: 

  • The individual pays the normal tuition and fees. However, any person who is at least 65 years old may audit courses without the payment of tuition provided the individual meets the other criteria listed herein. Individuals 65 years or older are still required to pay any local fees associated with audited courses. 
  • Auditing students do not take tests or examinations and do not receive grades, credit or financial aid. Audits appear on a student’s transcript as a “Y” grade, which does not impact the student’s GPA. 
  • Students auditing a course must meet the same course prerequisite and attendance standards as all other students in the course. Auditing a course will not meet the prerequisite of any sequential or higher-level course and cannot be used toward any certificate, diploma, or degree requirements. Physical Education classes may not be audited. 
  • Auditing is subject to open seats in the course. A student who audits a course shall not displace other students seeking to enroll in the course. 
  • Students who audit a course and withdraw will be issued a grade of “W”. Audited courses that are dropped prior to the 10% point of the course will not receive a grade nor appear on the student’s transcript. 
  • Students choosing to audit a course must submit a Request for an Audit Grade form to the Records and Registration Office within the first 15 weekdays of the term for a 16-week class or an equivalent percentage for courses taught on a minimester schedule. The instructor must sign the form to approve the change to audit status. Students seeking to change from audit to credit status must contact the Records and Registration Office during the first five weekdays of the term for a 16-week class or an equivalent percentage for courses taught on a minimester schedule. Approval for changes from audit to credit status will be determined by the Registrar on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Students 65 years or older who are seeking to have the tuition waived for an audited course must request the tuition waiver to the Records and Registration Office at the time when the Request for an Audit Grade form is submitted. 

Any individual may audit a College Continuing Education (not for credit) class based on the following: 

  • Any person who is at least 65 years old may audit courses, with the exception of all self-supporting or Community Services Program courses, without the payment of tuition provided the individual meets the other criteria listed herein. Individuals 65 years or older are required to pay any local fees associated with audited courses. 
  • Auditing students do not receive credit, certification, or a record of completion on a transcript. Students seeking credit, certification, or a record of completion on a transcript must pay the regular course fee. 
  • Auditing students may only enroll if a seat is available in the course. Auditing students may not displace students with paid or sponsored registration. 
  • Students may only audit when the number of students with paid or sponsored registrations meets the minimum number to offer the course. Ed2Go courses, or any other individually offered course with a minimum enrollment of one student, may not be audited.