Add or Drop a Class
Before add deadline - A graduate student may make schedule changes (add or delete one or more courses) at any time from the start of registration until the last add date for a semester. During this time, students can alter their own schedules via Banner. Students cannot drop their entire schedule via Banner; please contact your advisor if you want to drop the last class or only class on your schedule. The last add date is usually six or seven calendar days after the start of a semester. The date can be found on the official university calendar. Once the last add date has passed, a student can drop a course, but can no longer add a course. Switching sections is not allowed after the last add date. Adding a course is always subject to seating availability.
After add deadline - The Registrar's Office processes all requests to drop a class or withdraw for the semester after the add deadline. Note there are different email addresses to use dependent upon whether a student is registered for a campus or distance education (DE) class.
Campus Face-to-Face and Campus Internet Classes (any class section number beginning with 0)
Students must contact the Registrar's office in-person, email (CAS@ecu.edu), or by letter/fax. Graduate students do not need a schedule change form or a signature/approval from the graduate business office. Students must use their ECU email account for drop and withdrawal correspondence. The student needs to provide the Registrar with the following information: name, ECU Banner ID, course name/number, and reason.
Distance Education Internet Classes (any class section number beginning with 6)
Students must contact the Registrar's office by in-person, email (DEDrops@ecu.edu), or by letter/fax. Graduate students do not need a schedule change form or a signature/approval from the College of Business Graduate Programs office. Students must use their ECU email account for drop and withdrawal correspondence. The student needs to provide the Registrar with the following information: name, ECU Banner ID, course name/number, and reason.
Please copy your advisor on any email correspondence regarding dropping a class or withdrawal. No course is officially dropped or added until the required procedure is completed. It is the student's responsibility to complete the procedure for course drops. You can check the status of your drop by reviewing your Academic Transcript on Banner Self Service.
(Dropping your only class or all classes)
If a student wishes to drop their only class or to drop all of their classes, the process is called Withdrawal. All withdrawals must be made prior to the final drop date. Campus based students should contact the Registrar's Office in person or via letter/fax. Distance Education students can contact the Registrar's Office by letter/fax or email at DEDrops@ecu.edu. Students must use their ECU email account for drop and withdrawal correspondence. There may be additional paperwork to be completed after your initial email so make sure you complete the entire process. You may not withdraw by phone. Please copy your advisor on any email correspondence regarding dropping a class or withdrawal. You can check the status of your withdrawal by reviewing your Academic Transcript on Banner Self Service.
Registrar's Office Contact Info:
East Carolina University
Office of the Registrar
Greenville NC 27858
Phone: (252) 328-6747
Fax: (252) 328-4232
Final Drop or Withdrawal Date (http://www.ecu.edu/fsonline/senate/fscalend.cfm)
The final drop date can be found on the official University calendar available via the link above.
Consequences of Dropping a Graduate Course:
-There is not a limit on the number of drops allowed in your graduate program.
- If you are on academic probation, and you drop the course after census day of the semester, the dropped course is included in the number of semester hours allowed under probation.
- Dropping a course has Financial Aid implications. If you receive Financial Aid, please contact their office to discuss your plans.
- When you drop a course before the deadline, you will not receive a grade; the drop does not affect your GPA.
- If you drop all of your classes for a semester, this will show on your transcript as a withdrawal. If you have at least one course remaining on your schedule, the dropped course(s) will not appear on your transcript.
- If you are dropping a course that is a prerequisite or co-prerequisite for another course you are registered for in a current or future semester, the drop will impact that subsequent course.
Once you have registered for courses, you may pay your tuition online via OneStop. Please check the academic calendar for tuition deadlines. Schedules are purged for students who have not paid tuition; the entire schedule is purged if there is any balance due. Please check you tuition statement via OneStop if you modify your schedule during the registration period. Keep a copy of your tuition payment receipt for your records.
View current tuition rates for College of Business Graduate campus and DE classes.You may also visit the Cashiers websitefor more information.
Students who are registered as campus based students pay different fees that give them access to campus based amenities/services like the Student Recreation Center, Student Health Services, etc. Campus based classes, whether face to face or online, use section numbers that begin with 0xx, like 001, 002, 003, or 061, 062, 063 etc.
Students who are registered as Distance Education students pay less in student fees. Tuition is typically less for Distance Education classes if a student is part time and taking only online classes. Distance Education classes are designated with section numbers beginning with 6xx, like 601, 602, 603, or 661, 662, 663 etc. Students who are registered for all Distance Education classes will not have access to any campus amenities/services except the library.
Financial aid is awarded at a lower rate for Distance Education classes. If a student is seeking financial aid, they need to determine which type of classes they prefer to register for. Campus based classes can cost more in tuition, but are awarded higher rates in terms of financial aid.
Students are given a partial tuition refund based on the date the class(es) are dropped. Not all schedule changes result in a refund. Students receive refunds in the form of an ECU Debit Card that is mailed to the student's primary address on file with the University. To receive the refund, the student must activate the ECU Debit Card at which time the student must choose how to receive the refund money. Visit ECU Higher One Debit Card for more information.