University Registrar > Registration Policies
Deadlines for making changes to enrollment are published in the official Academic Calendar and are strictly observed. Students are advised to check their schedules carefully to insure that they are attending the correct classes.
Students may not register or add classes after the first week of the class in a standard 10-week term, or after 10% of the meetings for accelerated classes.
The deadline to drop a class with no academic or financial penalty is the 10th business day for the standard 10-week term, For classes that are more or less than 10 weeks in duration, the deadline is equivalent to 20% of the class meeting time.
Students may withdraw from classes through the end of the seventh week of a standard 10-week term. For classes that are more or less than 10 weeks in duration the deadline is equivalent to 70% of the class meeting time. When a class is dropped after the no-penalty date and before the final withdraw date, tuition is assessed a grade of W is assigned.
No withdrawal may be made after the 70% point in time.
Students who choose to withdraw from selected classes for the term, or who choose to withdraw from the University entirely, may do so online through Campus Connect, in person through their college office, of by letter addressed to their college. Withdrawals processed through Campus Connect are effective the day on which they are made. Withdrawals processed as the result of a letter are effective at the discretion of the college. Simply ceasing to attend, or notifying the instructor, or non-payment of tuition, does not constitute a withdrawal of record and will result in academic and financial penalty.
The Campus Connect cut-off for enrollment transactions is 11:59 PM on the designated deadline day. Students are encouraged to allow ample to time to complete their transactions before the cut-off time, since DePaul cannot be responsible for slow or broken internet connections.
Student receiving financial aid are advised to contact a Financial Aid counselor to discuss the consequences of a withdrawal, which may affect full-time/part-time status, academic progress, and eligibility for aid at DePaul or at any other school to which they may transfer.
Students are responsible for planning their own programs and for completing course sequences and degree requirements. In planning each quarters course of studies, students should remember that required courses take precedence over elective courses, and that some advanced courses have pre-requisites that must be completed first. Students should be guided by their interests or needs where electives are indicated. A student regularly employed is advised to discuss his or her course load for each quarter with an advisor prior to registration. Advisors are available to assist students in planning programs and schedules. GENERAL REGULATIONS
ACADEMIC CALENDAR FORMULAS
Academic calendar deadline dates are based on the following formulas. These formulas are particularly important for classes that meet outside the standard (10 week term plus finals week) start and end dates for a term. Please consult your college office for specific dates relevant to your class.