How to Drop Classes

To Drop a Class

  • Drop classes online through the Portal.
  • Verify your drops by printing your Schedule/Receipt.
  • See your Schedule/Receipt in the Portal for important deadlines related to dropping 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.