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A student may change his or her original class schedule by dropping, adding or withdrawing from classes.

Adding a Class

Students may not add a course during the fall or spring term after it has met twice (once for summer term). Students may add telecouses or online courses during the first three days of a 16 week term (first day for a summer term). Contact the Student Services Office to add classes. Students enrolled at outreach centers should contact the outreach center coordinator. A student who attends a class without officially registering or following prescribed procedures for adding a class will not receive credit for that class.

To add a class the student must:

  • Obtain a Request to Add Class Form
  • Complete the form
  • Deliver the form to the Registrar’s Office for processing
  • Students should receive via MAC e-mail a copy of the Request to Add Class Form and should retain it as proof of adding a class.
  • Pay any additional fee required.

Dropping a Class

A student may officially drop or withdraw from the class within the prescribed time allowed for dropping or withdrawing from a class as noted on the College’s Academic Calendar. The date on which the student drops or withdraws from class impacts the amount of refund to which the student may be entitled.

The responsibility of officially withdrawing from a class rests with the student. Any informal arrangements made with instructors or other college staff members may result in a failing grade as well as financial liability for all charges incurred for the course. Unless otherwise indicated for specific programs, students may officially withdraw from a 16-week course, up to the 13th week of the semester. From the beginning of the 14th week through the end of the 16th week, students will not be permitted to withdraw from a class and must accept the grade earned.

To officially drop or withdraw from a course the student must:

  • Obtain a Request to Withdraw From Class Form
  • Complete the form
  • Deliver the form to the Registrar’s Office for processing
  • Students should receive a copy via MAC e-mail of the Request to Withdraw From Class Form and retain it as proof of the official withdrawal.
  • Wait for any refund due to be returned to you via check or Direct Deposit (provided we have your banking information).

Withdrawing From the College

When a student must stop attendance in all classes or withdraw from the one and only class in which he or she is enrolled, a Withdrawal/Exit Form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for processing.

Courses dropped during the first 12.5 percent of the semester are not entered on the student’s permanent record. After 12.5 percent of a semester has passed, the student may follow regular withdrawal procedures to drop any class up to the time that 75 percent of the term or semester is completed. Regardless of whether he/she was passing or failing at the time, a “W” (Withdrawal) will be entered upon his/her record. Any drop completed after 75 percent of a term has passed will result in a grade of “F”. Students should refer to the current academic calendar to determine the exact date when classes may still be dropped with a grade of “W”.

Students are expected to complete the courses for which they register. Failure to properly drop or withdraw from classes may result in the assignment of “F” grades for those classes, as well as possible financial obligation.

To withdraw from the college the student must:

  • Obtain a Withdrawal/Exit Form
  • Complete the form
  • Deliver the Withdrawal/Exit Form to the Registrar’s Office for processing.
  • Wait for any refund due to be posted to the student's MAC debit card by the Business Office.

When a student withdraws from a class or from Mineral Area College, his or her record will show a “W”, whether the student was passing or failing at the time. The withdrawal slip must be full processed within the first 75 percent of the term.

Administrative Withdrawal

Students may be withdrawn administratively, such as for non-attendance. All faculty may officially drop a student for “excessive absence” after two weeks of consecutive absences which occur during the first 75 percent of the semester or term. Students will not be dropped for non-attendance after 75 percent of a term or session is completed. The administrative withdrawal does not remove any financial obligations incurred for the class.

Class Cancellations

The college reserves the right to cancel classes from time to time due to unforeseen circumstances such as insufficient class enrolments, the availability of qualified instructors, and/or appropriate facilities. Each student who enrolls in a class, which is later cancelled, will have an opportunity to add a class as noted on the College’s Academic Calendar. When the student does not drop the cancelled class, the college can, without consent of the student, drop the student from the class. Any fee amount due to the student resulting from the cancelled class will be posted to the student's MAC debit card, and federal financial aid will be adjusted as required by regulations.