CSU, Chico Special Sessions

Adds & Drops

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Adds, Drops & Refunds

To Add a Class:

  • On or before the first day of class, follow the standard instructions for class registration. No additional fees or permissions apply.
  • Beginning the second day of class, you must submit a completed Add/Drop Form to Regional & Continuing Education. A $10 late fee applies. Please refer to the Required Approvals list below and on the form for the timeline and necessary signatures.
  • Summer-long “TBA” class enrollments must be complete by June 21 to avoid late penalty and additional approvals.

To Drop a Class:

  • On or before the first day of class, no forms or permissions are required. Email or call Regional & Continuing Education at (530) 898-6105 to drop a class.
  • Beginning the second day of class, you must submit a completed Add/Drop Form to Regional & Continuing Education. Please refer to the Required Approvals list below for the timeline and necessary signatures.
  • It is your responsibility to confirm that the class has been dropped, your class enrollment status has been cleared, and that any refunds or changes to your financial aid are completed.

Adds, Drops & Swaps with Financial Aid

For students who have applied for or been awarded financial aid, any schedule changes must be approved on the Financial Aid Summer Change in Enrollment form. In addition, a signature from a Financial Aid Advisor may be required on the Add/Drop Form as detailed in the Required Approvals chart below.

Maximum Unit Load

By definition*, a three-unit university course requires not less than forty-five hours of class instruction plus a minimum of 90 hours of out-of-class work (for assignments and study). During Summer Session, this material will be covered in an accelerated format. Therefore, it is recommended that students take no more than one 3-unit class per session, especially during 3-, 4-, and 6-week sessions.

* As of July 1, 2011 federal law (Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations, sections 600.2 and 600.4) requires all accredited institutions to comply with the federal definition of the credit hour.

Drops for Non-Payment of Fees

Fee payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is not complete until fees are paid and/or a financial aid fee deferral in on file. If fees owed are not paid within 48 hours of the time of registration, or there is no fee deferral in place, students will be dropped from their classes.

Students dropped for non-payment of fees must re-enroll if space is still available in the class. Students who register for two classes but pay for only one may be dropped from both classes. Students will have to re-enroll in both classes again and pay the balance due for both classes.

Required Approvals for Adds & Drops

The following signatures are required on the Add/Drop Form:

Class Dates: June 5 - June 29 (4 week)
Instructor Chair & Dean Financial Aid Advisor (if applicable)
6/6 or Later 6/8 or Later 5/19 or Later
Class Dates: June 5 - July 13 (6 week)
Instructor Chair & Dean Financial Aid Advisor (if applicable)
6/6 or Later 6/13 or Later 5/19 or Later
Class Dates: July 5 - July 27 (4 week)
Instructor Chair & Dean Financial Aid Advisor (if applicable)
7/6 or Later 7/11 or Later 5/19 or Later
Class Dates: July 24 - August 15 (4 week)
Instructor Chair & Dean Financial Aid Advisor (if applicable)
7/25 or Later 7/27 or Later 5/19 or Later
Class Dates: June 5 - August 15
Dates listed are for semester long TBA classes. Classes that meet on specific dates require the instructor permission after the first day of class.
Instructor Chair & Dean Financial Aid Advisor (if applicable)
6/19 or Later 6/22 or Later 5/19 or Later

Transfers/Swap

You may “swap” classes by dropping one class and adding another through the third day of each session without a financial penalty. You will need to complete the Add/Drop Form with appropriate signatures as outlined in the add/drop information.

Refunds

Refunds will be granted as follows:

Date of Drop: Amount of Refund:
Class is cancelled 100% refund
On or before the first day of class Total fee minus $15
Second & third day of classes 65% refund minus $5 processing fee
Fourth day of class No refund
Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.