Appendix D: University Policy on Disclosure of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act III 6.30 (A)
Appendix M: Required Disclosure of University Procedure on the Collection, Use and Protection of Student Social Security Numbers (SSN)
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.
After Schedule Adjustment
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.testudo.umd.edu/ScheduleOfClasses.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.