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Schedule Change (Add/Drop) Period

A schedule change period occurs at the start of each semester or session. During this period, you can change your schedule by dropping and adding classes. See important dates and deadlines for schedule change dates for your semester or session.

All returning, current, and new students who are currently enrolled in classes before the first day of the semester may add and drop classes in the same or later teaching sessions that they are enrolled in, during the schedule change (add/drop) period.  This includes former ACC students, current ACC students, first-time in college students, and previous college students.  If a student is not currently enrolled in any classes in the teaching session that has started (i.e. 16-week or first 8-week), they are not eligible to add new classes in any teaching sessions that has already started (I.E. 16-week or first or 8-week). 

All returning, current and new students who are NOT currently enrolled in classes before the first day of the semester are not eligible to register for classes in any teaching session that has already started (16-week, first 8-week, etc.)  They may still register during this time for available courses in later-starting teaching sessions.  All current payment deadlines apply; please check the registration guide for dates.

Drop/withdrawal penalties

Avoid penalties by reviewing drop/withdrawal rules before you drop a class. Areas that are affected include financial aid, veterans' benefits, international student status, and academic standing.

Tuition refunds: You are eligible for a partial refund during schedule change periods. In order to receive a 100% refund, you must drop a class before the semester/session begins.


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