Adding or Dropping Classes at SCC

The add/drop period is the first five (5) instructional days of the fall, spring, and summer full terms. The add/drop period for the flex terms in the fall, spring, and summer is the first 2-3 instructional days of the term, depending on the term. During the add/drop period, you may drop courses without academic penalty or add courses that have not yet met. Admittance to courses that have already met (including hybrid, online or combination) is at the discretion of the department chair. 

It is important for you to be aware of the deadlines to drop classes each term. If you stop attending class and dos not drop the course, the instructor will calculate a grade at the end of the term which may result in a grade of F for the course. It is the responsibility of the student to insure that a class is dropped. Students not dropping a class prior to the deadline will receive the grade they earn in the class.

After the census date for each term, a grade of "W" will be awarded for all classes dropped.

If you're receiving financial aid, you should contact the financial aid office prior to dropping a course to determine how the drop will affect your aid.

The quickest way to drop a class is through the SCC Portal. To drop a class, follow these instructions:

  • Log into your student portal.
  • Under Colleague Applications, select Student Self-Service.
  • Click on Student Planning.
  • Click on Plan & Schedule.
  • Check the term at the top of your schedule. If this term is not displayed, use the left or right arrow to scroll to the correct term. Each of your registered classes will display in a box on the left.
  • Click the Drop button in the box of the class to drop.
  • A Register and Drop Sections window will display. After confirming the sections selected to drop, click the Update button.

Next, check your class schedule for accuracy after dropping a class.

Under WebAdvisor, select Academic Profile -> My Class Schedule.

Select "All Terms" in the term dropdown box. Only your current registered classes should display on your class schedule.

Students will not be allowed to add or drop classes online if they have a restriction on their account. In this case, paper drop forms are available at any campus locations. 

Faculty/advisor signatures are not required to drop a class.

Students will be allowed to drop classes through the 75% point of the term. A student or an instructor cannot initiate a drop during the last 25% of the course except in extenuating circumstances, with documentation submitted to the Registrar who will request approvals as necessary.

Drop forms will not be accepted after the deadline to drop classes.

Students may be reinstated in a class at the discretion of the instructor.

The date a drop form is received by the Registrar's Office will be recorded as the last date the class was attended by the student.

Check the SCC Portal for details or call (864) 592-4681 for additional information.