Dropping, Adding, and Withdrawing Classes
Add/Drop
Students may add or drop classes during the Add/Drop period by using the Add/Drop Form below. This period is the first two weeks of class in the fall and spring semester or up to the third day of class in the summer.

During the first week of class in the fall and spring semesters; students may add or drop classes without permission of the instructor*. During the second week of class, classes may only be added with permission of the instructor. Additionally, during the second week of class, the student is to acquire the signatures of their adviser, the Business Office and the Financial Aid Office. International students must also acquire the signature of the DSO. If the add or drop is for a summer course, the signature of the business office is required. Students should have their adviser sign all add and drops.

The add/drop process is not complete until the completed form is returned to the Registrar’s office for processing.

The Instructor's signature is required for the following situations:
  • Freshmen or sophomores who wish to take 300 or 400 level classes.
  • Consent of the Instructor is a prerequisite for the course.
  • The course is full.
  • Professional Semester courses
In addition, Financial Aid approval is required for the following situations
  • The student is enrolled part time.
  • The student is enrolled full time, and the add/drop puts the credit hours below full time.
  • The student is enrolled full time and the add/drop puts the credit hours into overload.
Withdrawal
Students may withdraw from classes using the Withdraw from a Class form below. A withdrawal can also be requested through TigerNet by clicking the top Advising tab, then clicking the Advisee tab to the left, choosing the “Request to Withdraw from Course(s)” option on the screen and continuing the withdrawal process. You will receive an immediate electronic notice for your request to withdraw. The withdrawal request is not official until you receive notification from the Registrar’s office. It is recommended that you continue to participate in the course until you have received the official notification. Please refer to the academic calendar for the withdrawal deadline.

Withdrawing from all classes for the current semester is classified as withdrawing from the university. In this case, a Withdraw from all Classes form should be completed or you may follow the steps above to withdraw through TigerNet. If you are withdrawing from all classes you may be eligible for a Leave of Absence (see below).

Leave of Absence
A Leave of Absence is recommended if you interrupt your enrollment and expect to return to Dakota Wesleyan University within one year as long as you do not attend another institution during this time. If approved this will allow you to register for classes without reapplying for admission to the University; however, students wishing to enroll in the nursing program will need to apply for admittance to the program.

Student may request a Leave of Absence by completing the form below and bringing it to the Registrar’s Office. A Leave of Absence can also be submitted through TigerNet by clicking the top Advising tab, then clicking the Advisee tab to the left, choosing the “Request for Leave of Absence” and continuing the Leave of Absence process. You will receive an immediate electronic notice for your request. The request is not official until you receive notification from the Registrar’s office.

Note: A Leave of Absence for military reasons may have an extended expiration date with proper documentation in the Registrar’s Office.

Forms
Add/Drop Form

Withdraw From a Class

Withdraw From All Classes

Exit at Semester

Leave of Absence 
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