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Add and Drop Deadlines

Add and Drop Deadlines

Effective Summer 2023, the Drake University adopted new add and drop deadlines and refund rules. Please review the information below carefully.

Adding a Course

Students may add a class using the online registration tools in Self Service through the deadlines outlined below. After the add deadline, students may add a class using an Add/Drop Form if granted approval by the instructor and student's dean's office.

Dropping a Course

Drop Period: Students may drop a class using the online registration tools in Self Service through the deadlines outlined below. Courses dropped during this time will result in no coursework appearing on the student's transcript.

Drop-with-W Period: Student must use the Add/Drop Form to request a drop with a W through the deadlines outlined below. Courses dropped during this time will appear on the student's transcript with the administrative mark of "W" (withdrawal).

Please note: Adding or dropping classes may cause your status to change from part-time or full-time and may affect your academic or financial aid status. We encourage you to speak with your advisor and financial aid office if you have concerns.

Registration Resources

Tuition, Fees, and Refund Resources

Procedure: Students may add a class online via MyDrake through the Last Day to Add schedule below.  Students may drop a class online through the Last Day to Drop Without a W.  Instructions can be found here.  Drops that occur beyond the deadlines in the schedule require an add/drop form

Fall 2023

Session Code

Session Name

Session Dates

Last Day to Add

Last Day to Drop Without a W

Last Day to Drop With a W

1 Full Term (16 Weeks) 08/28/23 - 12/15/23 09/03/23 09/10/23 10/29/23
6A Six-Week Session A (6 Weeks) 08/28/23 - 10/08/23 08/24/23 09/03/23 09/17/23
6B Six-Week Session B (6 Weeks) 10/23/23 - 12/03/23 10/19/23 10/29/23 11/12/23
1 (LAW) Full Term LAW 08/21/23 - 12/15/23 08/27/23 09/03/23 10/22/23
EXC Full Term (<16 Weeks) Variable Based on length of class. Contact registrar@drake.edu for more information.

Spring / J-Term 2024

Session Code

Session Name

Session Dates

Last Day to Add

Last Day to Drop Without a W

Last Day to Drop With a W

1

Full Term (16 Weeks)

1/29/24 -
5/17/24

02/04/24

02/11/24

03/31/24

JTM

J-Term Session

01/03/24 -
01/26/24

12/13/23

01/07/24

01/14/24

6A

Six-Week Session A (6 Weeks)

01/29/24 -
03/10/24

01/25/24

02/04/24

02/18/24

6B

Six-Week Session B (6 Weeks)

03/25/24 -
05/05/24

03/21/24

03/31/24

04/14/24

1 (LAW)

Full Term LAW

01/22/24 -
05/16/24

01/28/24

02/04/24

03/24/24

EXC

Full Term (<16 Weeks)

Variable

Based on length of class. Contact registrar@drake.edu for more information.

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