Dropping/Adding Classes

Adding Classes

Students may add classes via the web or by filling out a Drop/Add or Withdrawal Form, and submitting the form to the Records and Registration Office for processing. Students will only be permitted to register for a class that has not already met.

Dropping Classes

During the first week of the semester, students may drop a class that they no longer want to attend via the web or by completing a add/drop form and submitting it to the Records and Registration Office for processing. When the transaction is processed during the add/drop week there will be no record of the class on the college transcript. It is the students responsibility to drop the course if they no longer want to attend or the student will be responsible for tuition and fees.

Waitlisted Classes

Students may place themselves on the waitlist for a full class, and in the event a space becomes available, the student will automatically receive notification, through online services, informing you that a seat is being saved on your behalf. At that point, the student will have exactly 24 hours to register for that class. If the registration is not completed in the allotted time period, the seat is forfeited and the next waitlisted student is notified.

Withdrawing from Classes/College

Regular/Short Term Courses: Students can request an official withdrawal during the first two-thirds of the class based on the beginning and end date as listed in the schedule of classes. During this period a student may withdraw regardless of reason and must initiate and complete the withdrawal request through the registration office. Instructor permission is not needed. During the final one-third of the course, if there are extenuating circumstances, a student can request an official withdrawal. The approval of both the instructor and division chair or program director will be required.

Open Entry/Open Exit Courses: Students can request an official withdrawal based two-thirds of the days between the date of the registration and the last day of the semester. During this period a student may withdraw regardless of reason and must initiate and complete the withdrawal request through the registration office. Instructor permission is not needed. During the final one-third of the course, if there are extenuating circumstances, a student can request an official withdrawal. The approval of both the instructor and division chair or program director will be required.

Withdrawal Timeline:

Length of Class

Must Withdrawal by Friday of:

5 Week Course

3rd Week

8 Week Course

5th Week

10 Week Course

6th Week

16 Week Course

10th Week

Non-Standard Length Course

Prior to the first day of class

Please Note:  No registration process will be completed via phone.

Refunds

Regular semester legnth classes: 100% of tuition fees will be refunded for a regular semester length class if the official withdrawal is made prior to the last day of the Final Registration period. 90% of the tuition fees will be refunded for a regular semester length class if the official withdrawal is made within the official add/drop period (please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates). There are no refunds for classes dropped after the official add/drop period ends.

Short term classes: Any student officially withdrawing before the first day of class will be entitled to a 100% refund. There are no refunds for short term classes dropped after the class starts.

Summer Semester classes: Summer semester classes are considered regular semester length classes. Please refer to regular semester length class section for refund schedule.

An exception may be approved for a student withdrawing for medical reasons, if adequate documentation is submitted. All refunds and deposits that may be due to a student first will be applied to any outstanding debts owed to the college. When the college is responsible for a change, i.e., cancelled class, time change, etc., the Business Office will mail the refund to students within 10 business days.


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Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814