Administrative Drop Policy
Effective Spring 2007
Updated Spring 2010
In order to maximize student access to courses, to reduce empty classroom seats, and to ensure smooth financial aid processing, the following administrative drop procedure is suggested.
Department chairs may initiate an administrative drop of a student based on the following circumstances:
- For a traditional course, the student has not attended class by the fifth day and has not made successful contact with the instructor to explain the absence.
- The student has not met course prerequisites, co-requisites, or registration restrictions.
The department chair may administratively drop students through the 10th day. Beginning on the 11th day of the semester, any student who has not attended courses must submit a request for a late withdrawal.
Administrative drops may affect minimum load requirements, student financial aid status, student fees, graduation requirements or other areas. It is the responsibility of the student to meet financial aid requirements, initiate any refund processes and follow university guidelines concerning other obligations that may be affected by the drop. Information on refunds, financial aid and other student obligations may be found in the EIU catalog.
Students auditing courses are subject to the same attendance policy as those taking courses for credit.
Students enrolled in technology-delivered courses are subject to the same attendance policy. Students not making contact by the fifth day may be administratively dropped from the course. The department chair may administratively drop students through the last day to drop the online course. Any student who has not been removed from the course by the drop date must submit a request for a late withdrawal.
Students taking weekend courses are subject to the same attendance policy. Students not making contact with the instructor by the end of the first day of class may be administratively dropped from the course.