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What is the difference between the regular drop period and the late drop period?

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The drop and add period begins on the first day of class. For full-semester courses, the drop period is the first six calendar days of a semester. The add period extends one calendar day after the end of the drop period. The dates for the drop and add periods are listed on the Academic Calendar.

Dropping a Course During Regular Drop Period
The period of time at the start of each course when dropping a course can be made without receiving a $6 drop/add fee. Dropping a course during this time means that:

  • Length of drop period is 6 calendar days during fall/spring for full-semester courses and is a calculated proportional length for all other courses.
  • No signature(s) required.
  • No fee
Late Dropping a Course
Dropping a course after the regular drop period and before the late drop deadline, (policy 34-89). A student can drop a course with certain restrictions and requirements. They are:
  • No signature(s) required
  • $6.00 fee for each transaction
  • Courses are recorded on the student record

Please refer to the tutorials on the LionPATH help page for directions on dropping courses.