Administrative Drops for Non-Attendance

Administrative Drops for Non-Attendance

During the designated drop period, it is the responsibility of the student to drop their classes that they do not attend; however in cases where students do not drop and are still officially registered, faculty are strongly encouraged to administratively drop students for nonattendance.  Dropping students for nonattendance will open class seats for other students during the add/waitlist period and also avoid the faculty decision to grant a failing grade at the end of the semester for students who never attend.  Students who never attend class and receive a failing grade experience stern financial and academic consequences, which in some cases continue to affect students for many years. The College Registrar and Financial Aid Director recommend students be dropped for non-attendance.

Students who do not attend class or do not contact the class Instructor by the second class meeting (or first class meeting for classes that meet once per week) may be administratively dropped by the Instructor.  For online classes, students who do not log in within the first five days or who do not complete required coursework during that time may be administratively dropped by the Instructor.

Online Administrative drop process is available on Faculty Portal through the published DROP deadline.

  1. Select Registration Add/Drop from the Services for Faculty menu.
  2. Select the term and Submit.
  3. Enter the Student ID (use capital "S") or name of the student you are dropping.
  4. Check the name to make sure you have the correct student. If correct, click Submit. If not, click the Back button and re-enter the Student ID.
  5. Under the student's Current Schedule, select Drop/Web on the drop-down menu next to the class you intend to drop, and click Submit Changes.
  6. The dropped class should no longer appear on the student's schedule.
  7. To perform another transaction, click menu item at the bottom of the screen or Close this Window to exit.

For the student who has a Hold on the student record and needs to be administrative dropped for non-attendance, email with the student name, Student ID, class course, section and CRN.  Email subject:  Admin Drop for Non-Attendance – Student Record HoldThe request must be sent during the Drop period in the current semester.


To maximize registration opportunities for all students, students are required to attend the first class meeting of any regularly scheduled class that meets once per week or at least one of the first two class meetings of any regularly scheduled class that meets more than once per week. Students who are unable to attend the initial class meeting(s) as required must inform the instructor or department office, preferably in writing, that they intend to attend subsequent meetings and do not want to be dropped.

Students who fail to attend initial class meeting(s) as required and who fail to contact the instructor in advance of the absence may be dropped from the course by the instructor. Students are required to log into online classes within the first five days of the term.

Class accessibility begins on the first day of each term. Students are expected to access online classes the first day. Students must log into online classes within the first five days of the term or may be dropped to make space for other students. Students may be dropped for non-attendance by the Instructor, although it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to drop class(es) not attended.