CSU, Chico Special Sessions

Winter Session Add & Drops

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Add or Drop a Class

To Add a Class:

  • After January 2: Due to the intense workload of Winter Session classes and the amount of information covered every day, we do not recommend adding a class after it has begun. If, however, you do need to add a class after January 2, you must submit a completed Add/Drop Form. A $10 late fee applies.
  • January 3-4: Instructor permission required. A $10 late fee applies.
  • Beginning January 5: Instructor, Chair & Dean signatures required. A $10 late fee applies. In addition, a serious and compelling reason for the late add must be stated on the Add/Drop Form and maintained in accordance with the campus retention policy.

To Drop a Class:

  • On or Before January 2: No permissions required. Email or call Regional & Continuing Education at 530-898-6105 to request the drop.
  • Between January 3–4: Completion of the Add/Drop Form and a signature from the instructor are required.
  • Beginning January 5: Completion of the Add/Drop Form and signatures from the instructor, department chair, and college dean are required. No refund will be issued. In addition, a serious and compelling reason must be stated on the Add/Drop Form and maintained in accordance
    with the campus retention policy:
    • Reasons which may be considered serious and compelling include financial hardship, illness, accident, death in family, etc.
    • Reasons which are not considered serious and compelling are withdrawal due to course workload, neglecting to drop the class during the first 4 weeks of the semester, failing an assignment, etc.
  • It is recommended that you confirm or receive confirmation that you have been dropped.

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 Winter Session, this material will be covered in 13 days instead of fifteen weeks. Therefore, it is recommended that students take no more than one 3-unit course. A petition to exceed the maximum credit hour limit is required to enroll in four units or more.

* 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.
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