LAST DAY TO DROP A CORE CLASS: Friday, February 1, 2008
In response to the complaints of first- and second-year students who have been unable to register for Art and Music Humanities, the Center for the Core Curriculum and the Chairs of Art and Music Hum have done a study.
The study found that in fall 2007 alone, the number of students who dropped Art and Music Hum adds up to four sections. This means that over time, students who have registered for Art and Music Hum and then dropped their sections have effectively locked first- and second-year students out of these required classes. At the same time, there are so many juniors and seniors who have not taken these classes that seats for first- and second-year students are severely limited. To remedy this situation, a new “drop policy” for Core classes has been introduced to help diminish the problem.
Please read the following very carefully as you register for Spring 2008.
The Core Registration Period: Tuesday, January 22 – Monday, January 28
The Core Registration process will remain the same.
During this time, students who are unable to effect changes in their Core registration on their own via on-line registration, can do so by filing petitions at the center for the Core Curriculum, in 202 Hamilton Hall (as in the past, Frontiers of Science discussion sections can ONLY be changed by petition at the Center for the Core Curriculum in 202 Hamilton).
Please be reminded that during the Core registration time (January 22 through 28) students registered for Core classes must attend class or they will be dropped after two absences.
The last day to ADD a Core class via on-line registration or via petitions will be Monday January 28 (end of Core Registration).
The last day to DROP a Core class will be Friday February 1 (end of Change of Program period); this is the new policy:
THE NEW POLICY: The LAST DAY TO DROP A CORE CLASS will be:
Friday, February 1, at 5:00 PM.
This means that after Friday, February 1, at 5:00 p.m., STUDENTS MAY NOT DROP THEIR CORE CLASSES.
This new “Core drop date” happens much earlier than the regular drop date, so it is IMPERATIVE that you keep this earlier Core deadline in mind as you work out your schedule. You will be reminded often of this new policy between now and February 1 and you will not be granted exemption from it on the basis that you did not know it was in effect. We thank you very much for your cooperation.
The Center for the Core