3.06 Schedule Adjustment (Drop-Add) Period Policy
Central Piedmont Community College is committed to students and learning. Central Piedmont offers academic programs and services that prepares students to thrive. As such, this policy discourages a student from registering for a class after the schedule adjustment period (drop-add) has ended, unless the reason for registering late is caused by an action of the College, or is due to circumstances beyond the student’s control. Authorized College personnel may grant exceptions and give permission for registration beyond the schedule adjustment period, as specified in this policy.
A. Schedule Adjustment During Registration
During registration periods, students may drop classes and may add classes that are not filled.
B. Schedule Adjustment After Classes Begin
Schedule adjustment add period is the first and second weekday of the term or session. Schedule adjustment drop period is through the 35 percent date of the class. Classes dropped prior to or on the 10 percent census date of the class do not appear on a student's official transcript. Classes dropped after the 10 percent census date and prior to or on the 35 percent date of the class are indicated on a student's transcript with a W grade (withdrawal).
C. After the Schedule Adjustment Period
Permission from the associate dean is required to enroll in any class after the schedule adjustment period up through the 10 percent date of the class, except in cases of College error.
D. After the 10% Class Census Date
Permission from the dean is required to enroll in any class after the 10 percent class census date. Documented extenuating circumstances must be presented before an exception is considered.
E. Central Piedmont Community College Refund Policy
Refunds will be given in accordance with State Board Code Section 1E SBCC 900.1 through 900.5 and Central Piedmont Policy 4.06 Tuition and Registration Fee Refunds.
F. Military Students
Military reserve and National Guard personnel who are called up to active duty, thereby making it impossible for them to complete their course requirements, may drop classes without financial or academic penalty, consistent with State Board Code Section 1E SBCCC 900.4. Military students must set up an appointment with Military Families and Veterans Services in advance of a schedule adjustment or withdrawal in order to receive appropriate advisement and withdrawal procedures.
Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on May 6, 2020
Changes approved by Cabinet on February 28, 2006; January 8, 2007; July 25, 2011; August 20, 2012