You are responsible for making changes in registration through Self-Service (returning* students prior to Friday before the start of the semester) or in the Registrar's office by completing and submitting a Change of Registration form (new students before and after the start of the semester and current students after the start of the semester) to the Registrar's office. Clarkson College will not be responsible for completed forms, which are given to faculty or staff for submissions. Only Student Financial Services may authorize reimbursement of fees or tuition. Deans, directors, faculty or staff are not authorized to approve reimbursement.
*Note: Returning students are students who are registering for the same program they were enrolled in for the previous semester. If you have applied and have been accepted into a new program, you are considered a new student.
The process of adding a course or transferring from one section of a course to another may be completed through the first five days of instruction in a semester. After the designated time, the approval of the instructor and the advisor is required. Online courses need the approval of the instructor and the advisor once the semester begins. Additional fees may apply. Review the Tuition and Fees listing
A course may be dropped prior to the beginning of the semester and a refund granted if it is accomplished according to the Tuition Refund Schedule.
A course may be withdrawn (after the start of the semester) and a refund granted if it is accomplished according to the Tuition Refund Schedule. It is your responsibility to initiate this change in the Registrar's office by completing a Change of Registration form and submitting it to the Registrar's office.
A grade of "W" (Withdrawal) is recorded on your permanent record if a course is withdrawn after the term begins, according to the length of the course below:
|Length of Course||Drop Period|
|15-week course||Before the end of the 10th week|
|12-week course||Before the end of the 8th week|
|Six-week course||Before the end of the 3rd week|
A grade of "WP" (Withdrawal Pass) or "WF" (Withdrawal Fail) is recorded on your permanent record if a course is withdrawn after the term begins, according to the length of the course below:
|Length of Course||Drop Period|
|15-week course||11th-14th week|
|12-week course||9th-11th week|
|Six-week course||4th-5th week|
If you stop attending classes or tell the instructor you are withdrawing from the College without completing the required form, you will have failing (F) grades posted on your academic records.
Note: Courses may not be withdrawn during final exam period.
A leave of absence is a "time certain" withdrawal from Clarkson College. Leaves are granted for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of three consecutive semesters and are processed before the semester begins. Any student on a leave of absence (LOA) who does not register in any classes after three consecutive semesters will be automatically withdrawn from the College. For further information refer to the Clarkson College catalog, contact your advisor or the Registrar's office.
Students in good standing who wish to discontinue enrollment at Clarkson College may do so by withdrawal. You must see your advisor to initiate the process. If you withdraw from the College, you must reapply for admission. You will be subject to the provisions of the catalog at the time of readmission. If you are unable to complete the degree because of changes in the catalog, the program dean/director, upon approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, may determine substitutions.
Note: Clarkson College is not responsible for completed forms given to faculty or staff for submission. Only Student Financial Services may authorize reimbursement of fees or tuition.