Manage Your Classes

Add/Drop a Course

To add or drop a course, consult with an advisor and complete an Add/Drop Form during the Add/Drop Period, as follows:

Fall/Spring:

  • You may add or drop courses during the first two weeks of the semester with no financial penalty. Full tuition applies to courses dropped after the start of the third week. A change in courses may affect the tuition you are charged and/or your financial aid eligibility.

Cycle A or C:

  • Add or drop courses up to the second class meeting during the first two weeks of the semester with no financial penalty.

Cycle B or D:

  • Add or drop classes up to the second class meeting during the first two weeks of the semester, but with a 50% penalty.

Summer/Intersession:

  • Add or drop classes up to first day of class. You will receive a 50% tuition refund for classes dropped during the first two weeks, but no refund after the third week begins. There is no refund for dropping an intersession course after classes begin.

The add/drop period dates are listed in the Academic Calendar.

Withdrawals and Refunds

For information about refunds due to dropping, withdrawal, or dismissal, please consult the NYIT Catalog for the Withdrawal/Dismissal Refund Policy.

Withdraw from a Course

To Withdraw from a Course: You and your instructor must complete a withdrawal form, which the instructor must submit to the Office of the Registrar within 48 hours. No withdrawals are allowed during the final exam period. Withdrawal grades and penalties, if any, are assigned according to date of withdrawal:

Withdrawal (W) Grade:

  • May be assigned for official, approved course withdrawal during the withdrawal period.
  • Does not affect grade point average.
  • May affect financial aid eligibility.

Withdrawal Failing (WF) Grade:

  • May be assigned for withdrawing after the withdrawal period or for courses you have stopped attending without officially withdrawing.
  • Is a failing grade included in computation of grade point average.
  • May affect financial aid eligibility.

Withdrawal Schedule:

  • Fall/Spring: Weeks 3 – 8
  • Cycle A, B, C, or D: Class Sessions 3 – 8
  • Summer I, II, III, or Intersession: Before 2nd Class

The withdrawal period dates are listed in the Academic Calendar.

NOTE: Please refer to the Nursing, B.S. section in the NYIT catalog for special rules governing course withdrawals in that program.

WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE

To withdraw from NYIT, complete the Withdrawal From the College form. Refer to the NYIT Catalog about the tuition liability and financial aid implications.

Change Your Major

Undergraduate Students:

  • Consult with your current advisor and the advisor for the new program to determine requirements of that major and to make sure you are ready to make the change.
  • Fill out an Application to Change Undergraduate Major (PDF).
  • Obtain signatures from the deans of both the school in which you are currently majoring and the school that offers the major you are considering.
  • Bring the application to the Office of the Registrar to process the change.

Graduate Students:

  • Contact your academic advisor to get a change of major form. If you are changing a concentration within your major, contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain a change of concentration form.