Adding and Dropping Classes
In most cases, students will be able to create and adjust their schedule for the upcoming semester through Academic Tools. See the Registration section for more information on the process of registering for classes.
|Schedule for Adding Classes|
|Dropping Classes with Refunds|
|Spring 2014||Fall 2014||Summer 2014|
|Registration start date||Oct. 29||Mar. 24||March 24|
|Last day to add a class or change sections||Jan. 21||Sept. 8||May 25|
Last day to drop a class
with 100% refund
|Feb. 3||Aug. 25||May 19|
|with 85% refund||Jan. 21||Sept. 1||N/A|
|with 70% refund||Feb. 4||Sept. 8||N/A|
|with 55% refund||Feb. 11||Sept. 15||May 26|
|There are no refunds after these dates|
STUDENTS MAY NOT DROP THEIR LAST CLASS ONLINE
(See Leave of Absence or Withdrawal below)
Adding and Dropping Courses
The Pratt Academic Calendar and the Academic Guide contain information about specific add/drop deadlines for the academic year (see table above). It is the student's responsibility to know these dates and to know what classes and sections are listed on their schedule. Permission to drop a class obtained from an academic advisor, department chair, or faculty member does not relieve students of financial responsibility.
Generally, course additions or section changes are allowed during the first two weeks of fall and spring semesters and the first week of summer terms ONLY. Courses dropped during this time period will not show up on your transcript. Courses dropped after the second week but before the last day to drop a course will result in a "WD" on the transcript.
No course withdrawals are allowed after the published deadline and grades for these courses will be given. Failure to properly withdraw from a course will result in an "F" grade on the transcript.
Students may add courses online during the first two weeks of each semester. Students may drop classes online during the first two weeks of the semester and withdraw from courses online until the last day to withdraw for the semester. Students should be sure to meet with their academic advisor to obtain the needed approval and should view their bill online after they have made the change to see what effect the changes had to their charges.
There is no need for an add/drop form to be completed and brought to the Registrar’s Office during the add/drop period.
Students should view their schedule regularly during the first two weeks of classes since courses are subject to cancellation by departments. If a course that a student is registered for is cancelled, immediately go online to try to register for a new section. If you are unable to register for a new section, contact your academic advisor to try to obtain entry into another section or a different course.
Leave of Absence
Students who are in good academic standing and have paid their Institute account in full, may request a leave of absence. The Leave of Absence Form can be obtained in the Office of the Registrar. Leaves are granted for a period of one academic year. Extensions beyond one year require a new application to be filed. Students returning after an approved leave of absence are not required to apply for re-admission. Students who do not return and fail to request an extension will be withdrawn from the Institute and be required to apply for re-admission (see the Re-admission procedures).
The leave of absence application fee is $20. Students must obtain all required signatures on the application form and return it to the Office of the Registrar for processing.
Students who are leaving Pratt without graduating are required to fill out a Complete Withdrawal Form. This form enables a student to drop or withdraw from all registered classes. It also serves to advise several departments on campus that a student is no longer enrolled. Students who withdraw need to be advised about any financial obligations and any academic repercussions of their actions. Students may obtain a Complete Withdrawal Form from the Office of the Registrar in Myrtle Hall, 6th floor or on our Forms page.
The date that the Complete Withdrawal Form is received in the Registrar's Office is the date used for withdrawal. This date determines the eligibility for "WD" grades and is also used for calculating a student's charges for the term being withdrawn. Only the submission of a Complete Withdrawal Form will deactivate your current student status.
None of the following actions causes an official withdrawal, or reduces financial liability for a semester.
- Advising a faculty member, Department Chair, or Academic Advisor that you wish to withdraw
- Failure to pay the student account
- Failure to attend classes
Unless a Complete Withdrawal Form is turned in to the Office of the Registrar the registration stays in effect, grades of "F" will be issued, and the bill will remain in effect.
NOTE: Students that are not enrolled during either the fall or the spring semester who have not completed a Complete Withdrawal or Leave of Absence form will be officially withdrawn from the Institute and will need to be re-admitted.
Students who take a semester or more off without taking an official leave of absence must apply for re-admission. Applications for re-admission are available from the Office of the Registrar in Myrtle Hall or on the Registrar's Forms page. Re-admission applications require a fee of $55.
NOTE: When a student is re-admitted to a program the course requirements change to the current catalog year, not the catalog that was used in the initial acceptance.
|Application Deadlines by Semester|