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How To Add Or Drop Classes

Published or Revised February 24, 2021

Schedule changes will be allowed for the first five days during the fall or spring semester and for the first two days during the summer semester.

During the first five days of the semester, students can see an advisor to make schedule changes. After the first five class days, students must contact the instructor of the course by completing and submitting the withdrawal form (see instructions below).

Students adding courses will be charged the appropriate tuition and fees according to the tuition and fee schedule. Students who add courses and fail to pay the full cost by the last day to add a class will be dropped and no credit given for the course.

A student may withdraw (drop) from a course, other than developmental courses or all courses, at any time up until the last day of the 12th week of the semester (fourth week in a summer term) with no grade penalty.

Student Request to Withdraw From a Class

A student may withdraw from a course after the Official Reporting Date (ORD) and up until the withdrawal deadline. This will result in the student receiving a grade of "W". It is the student's responsibility to initiate his/her drop through MyPJC. Below is the demonstration video of the withdrawal process.

From the student tab, go to "Reports and Forms" on the left-hand side. Scroll down to "Student Forms." Click on the "withdrawal form" link. Complete and submit the form. Watch this Withdrawal Instruction Video for more information.

Students receiving financial aid and/or Veterans' benefits should consult the Financial Aid Office before dropping. Students on scholarship must obtain approval from their advisor prior to dropping a course.

Students who properly withdraw from courses will receive grades of "W" for such course work (see the college calendar for the proper date of withdrawal). After that date, students will not be allowed to withdraw from any courses.

Requests for withdrawal become official and effective the date they are received in the Records Office. Requests received after published withdrawal deadlines will not be honored.

Limits on the Number of Dropped Courses

Section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, enacted by the Texas Legislature, Spring 2007, applies to students who enroll in a public institution of higher education as a first time freshman in Fall 2007 or later.

Paris Junior College may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including those taken at another Texas public institution of higher education. All courses dropped after the Official Day of Record are included in the six-course limit unless 1) the student withdraws from all courses, or 2) the drop is authorized by an appropriate College official as an approved Drop Exception.

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