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 Without Notation (No Mark of “W” on Transcript)

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.

Courses that are dropped on or before the last date to drop a course without notation marked on the academic calendar will not appear on the student’s transcript. For fall and spring semesters, this is the 10th weekday of the semester for withdrawals made using the Change 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.

Dropping Courses With Mark of W on Transcript

Courses that are 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  (identified on the Academic Calendar and defined as the day on which 75% of the class days in the semester have expired) will receive a grade of W. A grade of W is an official grade and is posted on the permanent record. The grade does not affect the GPA, but financial aid awards could be adjusted if a student remains enrolled in fewer than 12 credits; students should consult the financial aid office.  Classes dropped after this day will receive the grade of F. 

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 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 official 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 Change 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. 

Tuition refunds (if any) for courses dropped after the last date to withdraw without notation during fall and spring semesters 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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