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Add/Drop/Withdraw Course

Adding a Course

Students can add a course online in Banner Web anytime prior to the start of the course, provided there is a seat available. Students may also make changes to their schedules during the official Add/Drop period each semester.  If a student wishes to add a class after the Add/Drop period or the start of a modular class, the Add/Drop Form must be completed with permission from the Division Chairperson and submitted to the Registration & Records Office (A-105) either in-person or by scan/email to

Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

Students may drop a course online in Banner Web through the 20% point of the course (see Student Calendar for deadlines).  Students may also complete the Drop or Withdraw from a Class form to drop or withdraw from a class.

If a student drops a course from their schedule before census day, the course will be deleted and will not appear on their transcript. If a student drops a course after census day, the course will appear on their transcript with a “W” grade, indicating withdrawal.

W Grade – Withdrawal From a Course

The grade of “W” will not affect grade point average but may negatively impact academic standing and/or ability to receive financial aid. After the 13th week of a Fall or Spring (16-week) semester or the 85% completion point of a modular class, summer class(es), or class(es) offered during the Winter Intersession, students will not be allowed to drop a course and will then receive whatever grade the instructor assigns to you.

Modular (“Mod”) courses are courses that are less than a full semester in length. These types of courses may be added at any time prior to the start of the course. If choosing to drop a mod class, the deadlines differ from those of the regular full term (see Student Calendar for deadlines). Please consult the Registration & Records Office (A201) for detailed information. During the first 20% of the course, students may drop a mod course and the course will be deleted. After completion of 20% of the course, and up until completion of 85% of a modular course, Summer class, or class offered during Winter Intersession, students may drop the course and receive a W (withdrawal) grade. Students may not withdraw from a modular course after the 85% point of the course.

Please note: If you wish to officially withdraw from the College and drop/withdraw from all classes, please see the section entitled Withdrawals.


Advisement Questions: 716-614-6290 | | D-102

Records Questions: 716-614-6250 | | A-105
Transferring Credits into SUNY Niagara and Transfer Credit Evaluation Questions:  716-614-6250 |


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