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Schedule Changes

Students may add or drop a course using the college website through the third instructional day of the quarter. Changes after this date must be made on an add/drop form and submitted to Enrollment Services in Bldg. 7. The effective date of the transaction is the date the completed form is received at Enrollment Services.

To Add a Class:

Note: Summer quarter, early/late starting, and short courses have pro-rated deadlines.

  • Add transactions completed on or before the third day of the quarter can be made on the college website. Follow directions online at my eServices,
  • An add/drop form is required for transactions from the fourth through the tenth day of the quarter. The instructor’s signature approving entry into class is required. Add/drop forms must be submitted to Enrollment Services no later than the tenth instructional day of the quarter. Adds will not be accepted after the tenth instructional day of the quarter, with the exception of continuous enrollment or late-starting classes.

To Drop a Class:

Note: Summer quarter, early/late starting, and short courses have pro-rated deadlines.

  • Drop transactions completed through the third day of the quarter can be done on the college website. These classes will not appear on student transcripts.
  • Drop transactions completed on the fourth through the tenth instructional day of the quarter require add/drop forms (instructor’s signature is not required for a drop during this period). Forms are submitted to Enrollment Services on or before the tenth instructional day of the quarter. These classes will not appear on student transcripts.
  • While faculty permission is not required, drop transactions completed on the 11th instructional day through the 55th calendar day of the quarter require completed add/drop forms submitted to Enrollment Services with either an instructor's signature or an email to the instructor with a response. A grade of ‘W’ will appear on the transcript indicating official withdrawal from the course. In the event the student is unable to obtain the instructor’s signature, they may still drop the class.
  • After the 55th calendar day of the quarter, students no longer have the option to withdraw from a course. An instructor may grant a grade of ‘WI’ or any other appropriate letter grade based on the course syllabus.

Students who are physically unable to come to campus to complete an add/drop form must notify the registrar in writing of their intent to officially withdraw. An email to online@tacomacc.edu must be dated or a letter must be postmarked by the 55th calendar day of the quarter and should be sent from the student's TCC email account.

Students who register for a quarter but do not attend classes must complete official withdrawals. Failure to complete fee payment may not result in a cancellation of registration or tuition and fees. A failing grade may be assigned and be posted to the student’s permanent record. The consequences of dropping a course vary depending upon both the time frame in which the drop occurs and obligations the student may have regarding financial aid awards, veteran benefits or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) status. Students are advised to review possible consequences before proceeding with withdrawal from one or more classes (see also Refund Policy).

 
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