How do I Add/Drop/Withdraw My Students?

Students are responsible for adding and dropping their own classes and should follow the procedures below. No extra charge is made for adding or dropping classes. For more information, see Office of the Registrar and Academic Records Policies and Procedures.


Classes may be added during the scheduled registration periods. Students hoping to add a class that is closed are encouraged to continue viewing seat availability through the MySLCC student portal. The waitlist option is available to students registering for a closed class.


Classes may be dropped until the published drop deadline. Students dropping classes by the published deadline will receive a refund or adjustment of tuition. Dropped classes do not show on the student’s transcript.


Students may withdraw from classes within the first 60% of a term. See published deadlines published in the Academic Calendar. Withdrawal from class will be shown as a 'W' on the transcript but will not be calculated in the grade point average. No tuition refund or adjustment will be made for withdrawals. Exceptions to the withdrawal policy may be made under extenuating circumstances. Please see Registration Appeals for more information.


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.

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 Hold.  The request must be sent during the Drop Period in the current semester.

Failure to drop/withdraw

Students should not assume classes are automatically dropped for non-attendance or nonpayment. Students are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from classes they are not attending, or do not intend to complete in the current semester. Students who stop attending a course without completing the formal drop or withdrawal procedures by the published deadlines will be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the course.


Students registering for a closed class with a waitlist option will be offered the opportunity to be put on a Waitlist. Prerequisites must be met and class schedules must be free of time conflicts. Students on the Waitlist are not officially registered in the class. Waitlist status may be viewed on the MySLCC Student Portal.

When a registered student drops a seat in a closed class, the first students on the Waitlist will be notified through the SLCC BruinMail. (Caution: If the BruinMail is forwarded to another email account, the waitlist notification may be blocked by your carrier. It is therefore advised to not forward the SLCC BruinMail.) Once notified by email that a seat is available, the waitlisted student has 24 hours to register for the course. If registration is not finalized within the 24-hour period, the waitlisted student is dropped from the Waitlist, and the next waitlisted student is notified by email that a seat is available.  Students are offered an open seat based on their waitlist position.

For more information you can visit, the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records website or the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center website and view the faculty video tutorials.