Skagit Valley College

Waitlists and Course Adds/Drops

Students that have registered for a full class will be added to a waitlist. As space becomes open, students on the waitlist will be automatically enrolled in the class (this process is active through the third instructional day of the quarter). Students are responsible for removing themselves from a waitlist if the class is no longer wanted.

A few notes on class waitlists:

  • After the third instructional day students must be notified regarding section vacancies.
  • Students that have unusual action pending or have not satisfied prerequisites will not be automatically enrolled into the class.
  • Classes with multiple sections will have a waitlist for each section.
  • Students registered in any section of a class may not be added its waitlist.

Note: It is your responsibility to monitor your status frequently. You will be charged for any classes you are enrolled in.

By adding yourself to the waitlist for a class, you are responsible for working with the instructor to catch up on material missed as a result of adding the class late.

Course Adds

Up to the third day of the quarter, students may add classes online or by submitting an “Add/Drop” form to Enrollment Services. After the third day, students must submit a form—with instructor’s signature—to Enrollment Services.

Course Drops

Students may withdraw from a class up to the fifth day of class either online or by submitting an “Add/Drop” form to Enrollment Services. For more information regarding dropped classes, see below:

  • Failure to attend a class does not constitute a class drop. Students that do not officially withdraw will charged full tuition fees and refunds will not be made. Requests for late drops will not be granted simple because the student was unaware of policies or failed to submit a drop form.
  • Course dropped before the tenth day of the quarter will not be posted to the permanent student record.
  • Between the third week and second-to-last week, students may withdraw from a class with a “W” noted on their permanent student record. The last day to withdraw is the Friday before Finals Week.
  • The only exception to the above is complete withdrawal from all classes you are enrolled in.

Note: When dropping a class after the tenth day of the quarter, please consider the possible consequences and alternatives:

  • Loss of tuition refund
  • Loss of financial aid due to dropping below minimum number of credits required
  • Loss of future financial aid due to “insufficient progress” due to multiple “W’s”
  • Potential adverse effect of multiple “W’s” when applying to another educational institution
  • Increased time to degree or certification completion
  • Missed opportunity to work with an instructor for a possible “Incomplete” rather a “DROP”
  • Running Start Only: Impact on high school graduation. Running Start students must immediately notify their high school counselor of any withdraws

You should consult with your instructor and/or advisor if you have questions or concerns regarding dropping a class.