Course Schedule Changes
The following items describe specific course schedule changes. In some circumstances, students may change courses or sections without additional tuition expense.
Regular Course to Developmental Course
Students who enroll in an entry-level regular course for which there is a preparatory developmental course, and then have difficulty in keeping up with the regular coursework in the first three weeks (21 calendar days) of a 16-week course, may, with the approval of the instructor, initiate a drop and enroll in a developmental course that is more suited to their current skills. In making the transfer from the regular course to the developmental course, the student will be charged additional tuition on a per-hour basis for any additional credit hours. If the exchange results in fewer credit hours, the student qualifies for a tuition refund only if the transaction occurs during the regular add/drop period for the course being dropped.
Developmental Course to Another Developmental Course
Students may transfer from one developmental course to another within the same discipline using the add/drop/swap procedure even though this transaction may occur after the standard “last day for a tuition refund” date for the 16-week session. In these cases, the three-week (21 calendar days) limit does not apply. No change in tuition occurs if the change from one developmental course to another developmental course occurs within the same discipline and the credit-hour values of the courses remain identical. Any credit hours that are added as a result of this course exchange will result in additional tuition on a per-hour basis. If the exchange results in fewer credit hours, the student qualifies for a tuition refund only if the transaction occurs during the regular add/drop/swap period for the course being dropped.
Course changes after the end of the add/drop/swap period require the approvals of the gaining instructor, the gaining division dean, and the provost. There is no refund for courses dropped after the published census date, and tuition is charged for courses added.
Course Section Changes
Students may request a change from one section to another of the same course within the same semester after the “last day for a tuition refund” for the 16-week session if they can justify mitigating circumstances. This justification must be recorded on a Change of Section Request after Schedule Adjustment Period Form (125–014) and approved by the instructors of the sections involved and their division dean. If such changes are approved, no additional tuition will be charged.
To change from a campus 16-week course to an ELI course after the “last day for a tuition refund,” students must receive approval from the division dean, who will make the decision in consultation with ELI. If the change is approved, there is no refund eligibility for the ELI course.