Add/Drop Policy for Distance Students

This page provides procedure for adding/dropping distance classes AFTER the semester has started. Prior to the first day of classes students can add/drop themselves on Joe'SS. This policy is ONLY for distance classes. 

Main campus students:
Registrar’s Office requires that on-campus students requesting to drop a distance course provide a physical drop slip with signatures and turn that into the Registrar’s Office. Please refer to the drop dates and refund policies at if you need to drop an on-campus course.

The last day for distance students to receive a 100% refund is:
Fall 2018 - Monday, September 10, 2018  |  Spring 2019 - Monday, February 11, 2019

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Step 1: Student Contacts Faculty & Advisor

Student initiates drop or add by emailing the instructor of the class and his/her advisor asking permission to do so.

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Step 2: Faculty & Advisor Give Consent

The instructor and advisor reply to the student with their consent.

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Step 3: Student Forwards Consent Emails

The student then forwards the emails to

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Step 4: DCE Creates Add/Drop Slip

An add/drop slip will be completed by a Global Learning staff member and taken to the Registrar's Office to be processed.

Distance Classes Refund Policy

100 percent refund provided if class is dropped in accordance with the following policy.

  • 4-week course: class is dropped by the end of the 1st week of classes
  • 8-week course: class is dropped by the end of the 2nd week of classes
  • 16-week course: class is dropped by the end of the 3rd week of classes

After these dates, no refund will be given.

Please see Distance Dates and Deadlines for a complete list of deadlines.



Contact Us


Global Learning - Distance Education
Student Support Services

320 W. 12th Street
G8 Norwood Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-1560
Phone: 573-341-6591
Toll Free: 1-877-678-1870