Missouri State University - West Plains

Add/Drop Policies

Students are expected to complete the courses for which they register. Failure to properly drop from classes may result in the assignment of 'F' grades for those classes.

Students who wish to withdraw from all courses for a given semester should review the withdrawal procedure.

Prior to the beginning of the semester and during the change of schedule period (first five days of fall or spring semesters, first two days of summer session): Adds, drops, and section changes may be accomplished using My Grizzly Den web registration procedures, or by contacting the office of registration and records via BearPass Email or in person. Students who owe additional fees as a result of adding a class are responsible for making arrangement to pay those fees immediately. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of classes.

To drop a course after the change of schedule period:

Students must follow the procedures outlined below:

On campus:

  1. Students obtain a Change of Schedule form from the office of registration and records and enter the information on the form.
  2. Students take the completed form to the office of registration and records. No change of schedule is official until received and processed by the office of registration and records.
  3. If you are dropping all courses, see the Withdrawal Policy.

Electronically:

  1. Using BearPass Email, send a message to the Office of Registration and Records requesting that they be dropped from a course(s).
  2. The Office of Registration and Records posts the change of schedule to the students record.
  3. If you are dropping all courses,  see the Withdrawal Policy.

Web drop

  1. Students may drop courses via the web by using My Grizzly Den.
  2. If you are dropping all courses, see the Withdrawal Policy

Students should use the drop procedure judiciously, as numerous 'W' grades on the transcript may be construed by some to indicate an inability of the individual to persist when challenged.  'W' grade may impact financial aid in future semesters as they are counted as an attempted course when calculating 'pace'. 

A course may be dropped during the first week of the fall or spring semester and the first two days of the summer regular session without a notation being made on the students permanent record. From the end of this period to the end of the ninth week (fourth week of the eight-week summer session), a course may be dropped with a notation of a 'W' being entered on the student's permanent record. The instructor is notified of the drop by the office of registration and records if the drop is processed through the office and not through My Grizzly Den. Students may not drop courses in which they have been accused of an act of academic dishonesty unless cleared of such charges.

From the beginning of the tenth week (fifth week of the eight-week summer session) through the fourteenth week of classes of the semester, the student may drop a course by the following the above procedure. The instructor will assign a grade of either 'W' of 'F'. A 'W' indicates the course was dropped without penalty. An 'F' indicates a failing grade for the course and is calculated into the grade point average.