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How to Drop Classes

 
Dropping Courses and Withdrawing from the College

It is the students’ responsibility to drop or withdraw from  courses they no longer attend. Students should check their schedule/receipt, available on the Mt. SAC Portal for information regarding key dates. Dates vary and are often course specific. 

    • Full 16-Week Courses
      For 16 week courses, students who drop a class, withdraw from the college, or are dropped from a class by the professor by the Sunday at the end of the second week of classes will not receive any mark or notation on their permanent academic record.
       
      Students who drop a class, withdraw from the college, or are dropped by the professor beginning Monday of the third week of a 16 week class will receive a mark of “W” (Withdrawal) on their permanent record. Professors may not drop students from a class and students may not drop themselves from any class or withdraw from the college after 60% of the class has elapsed.  All students who are registered for a class after 60% of the class has elapsed shall receive an academic grade (A,B,C,D,F,P,NP) or an Incomplete mark for the class. A “W” Withdrawal mark shall not be assigned to any student enrolled after the last day to drop a class except in the case of an approved petition due to extenuating circumstances. A “W” Withdrawal remains a permanent part of a student’s academic record.
    • Intersessions and Other Short Term Classes
      For short term classes, students who drop a class, withdraw from college or are dropped from a class by the professor prior to the conclusion of the first 20% of the class will not receive any mark or notation on their permanent record. Students who drop a class, withdraw from the college, or are dropped by the professor after 20% of the class has elapsed will receive a mark of “W” (Withdrawal) on their permanent record.
       
      Professors may not drop students from a class and students may not drop themselves from any class or withdraw from the college after 60% of the class has elapsed. All students who are registered for a class after 60% of the class has elapsed shall receive an academic grade (A,B,C,D,F,P,NP) or an Incomplete mark for the class. A “W” Withdrawal mark shall not be assigned to any student enrolled after the last day to drop a class except in the case of an approved petition due to extenuating circumstances. A “W” Withdrawal remains a permanent part of a student’s academic record.
    • Steps to Drop a Class
      STEP 1
      Log in to the  Mt. SAC Portal:   inside.mtsac.edu
      Log in to Mt. SAC Portal
      Step 2
      Select the "Student" tab.
      Select Student Tab
      Step 3
      Locate "Student Self-Service" (A) and select option "4" (B).
       Locate Student Self-Service and select option 4
      Step 4
      Locate "Select a Term", select a semester/session (C) and click "Submit" (D).
       Click Select Term, select a semester/session and click Submit
      Step 5
      Locate "Action" (E) column and  select "Excused Withdrawal" or "Withdrawal" (F).
       Locate Action column and select Withdrawal
      Step 6
      Click "Submit Changes" (G).
       Click Submit Changes
      Step 7
      Select "View Student Schedule/Receipt" (H) to verify changes.
       Select View Student Schedule/Receipt to verify changes.