Adding and Dropping Classes

Students may not attend or sit in classes unless officially registered, whether or not the student intends to receive credit for the class. Exceptions to this policy may be granted, with instructor approval, only for members of the community to participate in music ensembles, or for SPU Theatre program alumni to participate in theatre productions. In all other cases, a person who wishes to attend a course but not receive a grade must officially register as an auditor and pay for the course.

Students are permitted to add courses with the regular registration deadline online until 11:59 p.m. on the fifth day of the quarter. Courses with extended registration deadlines have an online registration deadline of the 10th day of the quarter at 11:59 p.m.

Students are able to drop classes online through the 10th day of the quarter. Withdrawal from a course between weeks two and eight of the quarter will be noted with a "W" (withdrawal) on the transcript. The final deadline for withdrawing from courses is the eighth week of the quarter. Residential students who are considering dropping classes should keep in mind how this might impact their eligibility for housing. Read complete information here about withdrawing from a course or withdrawing completely from the University.

Specific dates for these registration deadlines are listed in the University Academic Calendar. Students who are receiving financial assistance are encouraged to speak to a Student Financial Services representative before making a change in course load.

A primary function of the Office of the Registrar is to uphold academic integrity by ensuring that records of a student's course registration, course completion, and grades are accurate and comprehensive. Therefore, academic history data are not subject to erasure by request under the European Union General Data Protection Regulations or any other regulation.

By enrolling in graduate courses at SPU, students agree to comply with the expectations, policies, and procedures in the Graduate Student Handbook, including the Student Standards of Conduct. Non-registrants in music ensembles and theatre productions also must comply with these expectations, policies, and procedures.