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Add/Drop/Withdrawal

Students admitted to the School's degree programs are governed by the University Add/Drop dates and the payment and refund policies. Degree students should refer to University policies to add, drop, or withdraw. 

All students should refer to our refund policy for more information about the drop and withdraw timeframe.

Add/Drop: actions related to a student’s registration in a class. 

Many of our students can use the self-service feature in the Student Information System (SIS) to “add” a class.  For those not able to use self-service, a Class Registration Form must be completed so that SCPS Registration Staff can add the class in the SIS. 

Likewise, students can use the self-service feature in the SIS to drop a class. However, if they are requesting a refund, they must also complete and submit the SCPS Drop/Refund Request Form. 

The following actions DO NOT constitute an official drop of a class:

  • Ceasing to attend a class
  • Notifying the instructor
  • Notifying the employer/sponsoring agency
  • Dropping through self-service in the SIS after classes begin without also completing the SCPS Drop/Refund Request Form.

Withdrawal: a term which refers to the student’s decision to end his/her programmatic relationship with an SCPS program and, therefore, the University. Normally, withdrawal is associated with permanent discontinuation. Discontinued participation in a class does not constitute a withdrawal from the class or the program. 

The following actions DO NOT indicate withdrawal from the University:

  • Ceasing to attend a class
  • Notifying the instructor
  • Notifying the employer/sponsoring agency
  • Dropping through self-service in the SIS after classes begin without also completing the SCPS Drop/Refund Request Form