Students with extenuating circumstances may petition the Registrar's Office for a late withdrawal of a course (not a full schedule).
For the purposes of a late withdrawal, “extenuating circumstances” are defined as follows:
Grade anticipation in class is not sufficiently high, or student is doing failing
work (including plagiarism);
Thought that the course had been dropped, either by the student or a university employee;
Could not drop class due to a hold or was unable to drop online due to other circumstances;
Failure to attend class, complete assignments, or take a test;
Dissatisfaction with the course material, instructional method, or instructor;
Class is harder than expected;
Pressure of other classes, employment, and/or participation in extracurricular activities;
A change in major;
Lack of awareness of the withdrawal deadline or process.
The late withdrawal petition form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing. If the late withdrawal is granted, a grade of LD will be assigned. An LD has no impact on GPA. (An LW is assigned by Student Experience and Engagement if an entire schedule is withdrawn.)
Students are notified of the last day to drop a course well in advance and through multiple contacts (e-mails, MyCentral messages, Facebook/Twitter, etc.). Petitions for late withdrawals are only approved with supporting documentation of an extenuating circumstance.
Students who are completely withdrawing from the University within the withdrawal period must initiate the withdrawal process in MyCentral. Students will be allowed to drop all but the last .05 hours of coursework. The student will be directed to a survey that must be completed before they are able to drop the last .05 hours. If the student has a hold on their account that is preventing the drop process, he or she should contact the Office of Student Experience & Engagement (660-543-4114 or firstname.lastname@example.org). The survey will still need to be completed and can be found in MyCentral by clicking the "Student Services/Student Home" tab and scrolling down to the UCM Registration section on the left-hand side. Click on the "Withdrawal Information" link and the next page will have the survey link embedded in the first sentence of the page.
Students who are completely withdrawing from the University after the withdrawal period must initiate the withdrawal with the Office of Student Experience & Engagement. Staff will assist the student with tying up any loose ends with the university (housing, parking, fees, etc.). Withdrawals after the W date are by petition only and are for extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, death in the family, or military obligation.
The waitlist runs every hour, Monday-Saturday, from 6 am to 10 pm and on Sundays from 12 pm to 10 pm. So if someone drops a class at 6:15 am, that seat will be held until 7 am when it runs again.
Why does the system show a seat available, but I can’t enroll in it? The system tells me it’s closed, but it shows at least one seat open.
If you want to add a class that appears to have one or two seats available, you will want to check first to see if there is a waitlist for that class. If there is a seat open, but a waitlist already in effect (number under WL Act for the waitlist is greater than 0), you will NOT be able to enroll in that seat. You have caught the system at a time when a seat became available prior to the processing of the first person on the wait list.
For fall and spring full-semester (16-week) classes the waitlist will end at 4 pm on the fourth day of the class. The waitlist for first and second half semester classes (8-week) will end at 4 pm on the third day of the class. These dates coincide with the last day to add a class and the last day for a 100% refund for the class.During the summer semester the waitlist will end at 4 pm on the last day for a 100% refund for the class.
Students waitlisting a course assume responsibility for taking themselves off the wait list if they no longer want to enroll in the course. If you waitlist a course and a seat becomes available, you will automatically be enrolled in the course. If you are registered for a course from the waitlist, an email notifying you of this action will be sent to your university email account.