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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Schedule Adjustment and Drop Period

Schedule Adjustment: The schedule adjustment period is the first 10 days of classes for the fall and spring semesters, the first 5 days of classes for Summer Sessions I and II, and the first 3 days of classes for Winter Term and 3-week Summer Term sessions. Courses may be added, when space is available, during the schedule adjustment period, and will appear on the students permanent record along with other courses previously listed. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on the student's permanent record.

Complete information on schedule adjustment and drop period for Summer Term, Winter Term, Freshmen Connection, and Professional Programs may be found at www.oes.umd.edu .

Departments may identify courses or sections of courses (with the approval of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs), which after the first five days of the schedule adjustment period in Spring and Fall semesters, shall require faculty or departmental approval for students to add.

  • During the schedule adjustment period full-time undergraduates may drop or add courses, or change sections or credit level without financial penalty provided they remain full-time students (registered for 12 or more credits). See www.registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/Schedule%20Adjustment.html for information and penalties associated with changing from full-time to part-time.
  • Grading Method (including pass-fail) may be changed only during the schedule adjustment period.
  • In the case of students who are advised in the Division of Letters and Sciences when Dean's approval is required, the Dean for Office of Undergraduate Studies shall assume the responsibilities normally delegated to the Dean.

After Schedule Adjustment

  • Courses may not be added without special permission of the department and the dean of the academic unit in which the student is enrolled.
  • All courses for which the student is enrolled shall remain as a part of the student's permanent record. The student's status shall be considered full-time if the number of credit hours enrolled at this time is 12 or more.
  • An official class list for each course being offered is issued to the appropriate department by the Office of the Registrar. Electronic rosters are provided to all faculty with email accounts. Students are not permitted to attend a class if their names do not appear on the class list. Instructors must report discrepancies to the Office of the Registrar.

Drop Period

The drop period for undergraduate students will begin at the close of the schedule adjustment period and terminate at the end of the tenth week of classes for the fall and spring semesters. Consult the deadline section at www.registrar.umd.edu/current/Policies/deadlines2.html for dates.

During this period a student may drop a maximum of four credits. However, if the course carries more than four credits, the student may drop the entire course, or in the case of a variable credit course, reduce the credit level by up to four credits. Drops during this period will be recorded on the student's permanent record with a notation of W and will be considered to represent a single enrollment (one of two possible) in the course. This mark will not be used in the computation of a student's cumulative grade point average.

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