Winter, Spring and Fall Only*
Each term has a specified census date assigned which then becomes the deadline (last day) for adding or dropping a course. Adding or dropping a course after the census date is done by petition and only for serious and compelling reasons. A Petition to Drop After Census can only be submitted through the twelfth (12th) week of classes for each semester. A Petition to Add After Census can be submitted through the last day of class instruction (last day of classes) for the each term. To petition to add after the census date for the term, the student will need to obtain approvals from the instructor of the course, the chair of the department of the course and the Dean of the college for the course in question. To drop a course after census, the student will need to obtain approvals from the instructor of the course, the chair of the department of the course and the Dean from the college of the student's major. Supporting documentation is always required and must be attached to the petition. Petitioning to add or drop after census is available online through your Student Center, under My Academics, then Permission Requests. Please note: The permission to drop is only available after the census date.
*Please refer to the Summer Class Schedule for procedures, dates and information to add or drop after the summer census dates.
Courses dropped after the census deadline will be assigned a grade of "W".
NEW POLICY: Beginning Fall quarter 2009, undergraduate students may not exceed 28 quarter or 18 semester units of withdrawals (grade of “W”). Withdrawals completed prior to Fall 2009 are not included in that total. This limit applies only to courses taken at CSUSB, including courses taken through Open University, the College of Extended Learning and special session. The policy will be available at the Advising and Academic Services department.
Both petitions are also available in paper form and instructions for the petitions are listed at the top of each form, when submitting in person. This form can also be obtained at the Office of the Registrar, Registration Services, UH-171, or at any of the five college departments. Return the approved form to the Office of the Registrar, Registration Services, for processing. Or use the online Permission Request link from your myCoyote Student Center, under My Academics, then Permission Request, to submit a petition online.
Withdrawing in weeks thirteen (13) through the last day of instruction:
Undergraduate students who find themselves with extenuating circumstances to withdraw from a class, or classes, must petition with the office of Advising and Academic Services in UH-380. Supporting documentation must be provided. To reach them, please call 909-537-5034.
Graduate students must petition with the Graduate Studies Office located in the College of Education building, room CE-356. Supporting documentation must be provided. To reach them, please call 909-537-5058 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.