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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017


Schedule Adjustment and Drop Period

Schedule Adjustment Period: Courses may be added, when space is available, during the schedule adjustment period, and will appear on the student's permanent record. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on the student's permanent record. The schedule adjustment period is the first 10 days of classes for the fall and spring semesters.

For the standard 6-week Summer Sessions I and II, the schedule adjustment period is typically the first 5 days of classes; for the Winter Session and the standard 3-week Summer sessions, the schedule adjustment period is the first day of classes. Complete information on schedule adjustment and drop period for Summer Session, Winter Session, Freshmen Connection, and Professional Programs may be found at www.oes.umd.edu .

Information on non-standard courses can be found at: www.registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/non-standard.htm ;

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 Penalties for Drops During Schedule Adjustment ( http://registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/ScheduleAdjustment.html ) for information and penalties associated with changing from full-time to part-time.

Part-time undergraduates (fewer than 12 credits) may also add, drop and change sections, as well as change credit level, but should consult the Penalties for Drops During Schedule Adjustment section ( http://registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/ScheduleAdjustment.html ) to avoid incurring additional charges.

Grading Method (including pass-fail) may be changed only during the schedule adjustment period.

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.

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 academic calendar at http://registrar.umd.edu/deadlines.html  for dates.

Drops during this period will be recorded on the student's permanent record with a notation of W and will not be used in the computation of a student's cumulative grade point average. 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. 

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