Changes in Registration

Adding Courses

Students can add courses to their schedules using the Murphy Online Web registration system until the published deadline to “add a class without instructor permission” (usually the fifth class day).  After the published deadline, additional classes are added by submitting a Change in Registration (Add/Drop) form, which must be signed by the instructor, to the Office of the University Registrar. This form is available at the Office of the University Registrar or by clicking the add/drop link on the right side under related links.

Dropping Courses (Withdrawal from a Course)

Students must use the Murphy Online registration system or the Change in Registration form (see the related links section to the right) to withdraw from a course. The official date of withdrawal from a course is determined by the date the action is taken using the Murphy online system or the date the change in registration form is received by the Registrar’s office during regular office hours. Registration holds placed on student Murphy online accounts during the fall and spring early registration periods will prevent students from using Murphy online to withdraw from courses during these periods and students must use the paper Change in Registration form during the fall and spring early registration periods unless their advisor hold has been lifted.

Conditions Determining Tuition Refunds

Students are responsible for all tuition and fees incurred by registration in a course. Failing to attend or ceasing to attend a course does not constitute a withdrawal from the course. Only the official date of withdrawal determined by using the Murphy online registration system or the by the Registrar’s reception of a Change in Registration form will determine whether a full refund, a partial refund, or no refund will be available based on the date of withdrawal.

Full refund of tuition and fees is made for courses dropped up to the last day to drop a course without notation on record indicated in the academic calendar for each term. For fall and spring semesters, this is the 10th weekday of the semester for withdrawals made using the Chang in Registration form, counting the first day of the semester as day one, or the 14th calendar day of the semester, counting all calendar days including weekend days from the first day of the semester as day one, for withdrawals made using the Murphy online registration system.  Please consult the university’s academic calendar for the last day to drop a course without notation on record for January and Summer terms.

Courses dropped between the last day to drop a course without notation on record  and the last day to withdraw from a course without a grade of F or R  (listed in the academic calendar) will receive a notation of W. A grade of W is an official grade and is posted on the permanent record. Since there is no credit for a W, the notation does not affect the GPA.  

Tuition refunds (if any) for dropped courses are determined by the standard refund calendar available from the university Business Office:

Date of Official Drop/Withdrawal

Tuition Refund

Fees Refund

Through the 14th calendar day of the term

100%

100%

 The 15th - 21st  calendar day of the term

80%

0%

The 22nd -  28th calendar day of the term

60%

0%

The 29th -  35th calendar day of the term

40%

0%

The 36th -  42nd calendar day of the term

20%

0%

The 43rd calendar day of the term and beyond

0%

0%

Students should consult their financial aid advisor to determine the consequences of dropping a course on their financial aid award. In some cases, the actual refund, if any, will depend upon such consequences as determined by the financial aid office.

Students should consult the business office for the refund schedule for January and Summer terms.

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