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By Lynn Monahan

DROPPED a course this semester?

Thinking of dropping one?

The deadline for course drops is Friday, March 5. After that, you must ask your instructor for a “W.”  This “W” will appear on your transcript, but it won’t harm your grade point average. However, be aware that after the 5th, you are at the mercy of your instructor—he or she can decide to give you a grade based on the work you have completed.

When you drop a class, you should be aware of the following:

ü  Financial Aid and Residence Hall Status: Make sure you still have a minimum of 12 credits.  If you fall below this number, you become part-time rather than full-time and this can jeopardize your financial aid and student residence hall status.

ü  Beware of the 5-year plan! The CJ program is based on taking 5 classes per semester, so if you drop a class and don’t replace it with one, you might not graduate on schedule.  There are several ways to fix this:

  • Summer school: Take a class or two at UNH or back home
  • In your senior year, take an extra class (there will be a charge for each credit over 17)

We’ll be happy to talk to you in more detail—come by for a visit!

South Campus Hall 101

Phone: 203-479-4897


Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:30-4:30 and by appointment.

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