Late adding a class: Effective September 10, 08 late adding a course is between the faculty of record and the student. If a faculty member gives a student permission to late add a class, both the faculty member and the student will sign off on the completed "permission to late add" form which is located on the Registrar's website. The student is responsible for taking the form to the Registrar's Office and adding the class to their schedule. It is recommended that students promptly take their paperwork to the Registrar's Office and complete the transaction.
The decision to late add a student to a course rests with the instructor as of September 10. The "add a course" box has been disabled on Banner. Departments can no longer add (or drop) students from classes.
Late withdrawing from a class: We hope that a student doesn't have to drop a class, however, occasionally it is necessary to do so. Effective September 10 students may withdraw from classes on-line through GoWMU. Students should drop the class and then verify their schedule to make sure the class was properly dropped. If a student has difficulty with this process they should contact the Registrar's Office and someone from their staff will assist.
If a student fails to drop a class and quits attending, an "X" is applied to their transcript, which indicates unofficial withdrawal. An "X" computes into the overall GPA with zero honor points, just like an E. If the overall GPA is low enough a student could face academic dismissal or academic probation.
After the last official day to withdraw from a class, usually the Monday of the 10th week of classes, a student may request a late withdraw from their professor. A late withdraw from a class is permissible if a student is passing the course. If their professor agrees and signs the paperwork, a student should take the paperwork to the Registrar's Office and drop the course.
If your communication major leaves room for electives, you should take classes that both interest you and will give you skills that can add to your major. By taking certain electives, you can develop an area of specialty, such as international communication, interpersonal communication, group communication, and many others.
Selection of electives should be made in consultation with the undergraduate advisor.