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Office of the Registrar-Stockton
209.946.2135
registrar@pacific.edu
Knoles Hall, 1st Floor
Hours and Address:
8:30a - 5:00p M-F
Office of the Registrar
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Course(s): How to Add/Drop/Withdraw

Adding a Course

The easiest way to add a course is by signing into insidePacific. You may add a course to your schedule up until the add/drop deadline for the term (refer to the Academic Calendar for deadlines).

Request to Add a Course after the Add/Drop Deadline

Registering for any course after the deadline requires approval from the school or college offering the course and is an exception to university policy. There is no guarantee that a late request will be approved. Policies and procedures vary by school/college. See the list below for a list of contacts for each school/college which can provide you with petition instructions:

  • For PACS/CORE and SERV courses or WRIT 010, MATH 004, and MATH 005, please contact Cindy Udermann at generaleducation@pacific.edu

 Important Notes:

  • For Undergraduate Students: If adding this course will take you over the 18 credit hour limit, you must obtain approval from your school/college for the overload prior to registering.
  • Students in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and McGeorge School of Law should consult their respective Office of Academic Affairs.

Drop/Withdrawal from a Course

You may remove a course from your current schedule by dropping/withdrawing from it, by signing into insidePacific, up until the appropriate deadline (refer to the Academic Calendar for deadlines).  Please refer to the Tuition Refund Policy and Schedule to determine if dropping or withdrawing from courses will generate a tuition refund.

The timing of when you make your request determines whether it is a drop or a withdrawal.

Before the add/drop deadline
A drop/withdrawal request made prior to the add/drop deadline for your course will be considered a drop. A drop will remove the course from your current schedule with no record of your enrollment in the class on your official transcript.

After the add/drop deadline
A drop/withdrawal request made after the add/drop deadline for your course will be considered a withdrawal. A withdrawal will remove the course from your current schedule and will result in a grade of ‘W’ on your official transcript. The grade of ‘W’ has no impact on your GPA.

After the withdrawal deadline listed on the Academic Calendar, a late request to withdraw from a specific course requires school/college approval. A withdrawal will remove the course from your current schedule and will result in a grade of ‘W’ on your official transcript. The grade of ‘W’ has no impact on your GPA.

See the list below for a list of contacts for each school/college which can provide you with petition instructions:

  • For PACS/CORE and SERV courses or WRIT 010, MATH 004, and MATH 005, please contact Cindy Udermann at generaleducation@pacific.edu

Students in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and McGeorge School of Law should consult their respective Office of Academic Affairs.

Withdrawal from All Courses

If you no longer plan on attending or completing your courses in a given term, you can remove all of them from your current schedule by requesting a full drop/withdrawal up until the appropriate deadline (refer to the Academic Calendar for deadlines). This should be viewed as a last resort as there may be serious academic and financial consequences.

To help ensure students receive appropriate guidance about the potential consequences of a withdrawal as well as identify potential pathways forward to continue studies, if desired, we encourage all students to consult with an advisor and/or other appropriate staff member prior to contacting the Office of the Registrar.

  • Students in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy who are considering a withdrawal due to academic, personal, medical and/or other hardship must consult Dr. Eric Boyce at eboyce@pacific.edu.
  • Students who are considering a withdrawal due to academic concerns are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor, or seek guidance from an academic advisor by contacting advising@pacific.edu or (209) 946-2361.
  • International students are strongly encouraged to consult IPS International Student and Scholar Services to discuss immigration implications of a withdrawal. Visit the program website here or email ips@pacific.edu to schedule an appointment. 
  • Students who are considering a withdrawal due to personal, medical or other hardship are encouraged to contact the Care Managers in the Office of the Dean of Students at caremanagers@pacific.edu or (209) 946-2177.
  • All students are encouraged to seek guidance on the financial implications of withdrawing. Key support offices include:

Office of Financial Aid (link to pulse site)

If you receive financial aid, you may be required to repay all or part of your financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and any refunds received from these programs in the current term. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to schedule a consultation with a financial aid counselor to discuss your unique circumstances.

Office of Student Accounts (link to pulse site)

Please refer to the Tuition Refund Policy and Schedule to determine if dropping/withdrawing from courses will generate a tuition refund. It is important to also consider the refund policy and schedule related to student fees, housing, and meals.

The timing of your request determines whether it is a drop or a withdrawal.

Before add/drop deadline
Taking action to drop all your courses using insidePacific or notifying the Office of the Registrar by email prior to the add/drop deadline will be considered a complete term drop. This will remove the courses from your current schedule with no record of your enrollment in the courses on your official transcript.  

After the add/drop deadline
Taking action to drop all your courses after the add/drop deadline for your courses will be considered a complete term withdrawal. After the add/drop deadline, you cannot drop your last course online – you must notify the Office of the Registrar by email. Your official withdrawal date used by Financial Aid for return of Title IV Aid calculation and by Student Accounts for tuition refunds is based on your date of notification to the Office of the Registrar only. A withdrawal will remove the courses from your current schedule and will result in a grade of ‘W’ on your official transcript for each course withdrawn. The grade of ‘W’ has no impact on your GPA.

After a Full Withdrawal is Processed

After a full withdrawal from a term is processed by the Office of the Registrar, all courses are removed for any subsequent terms for which the student has pre-registered.

University policy allows a student to sit out one full term without lousing continuing active statis. After two or more consecutive semesters of non-enrollment, a student must file a streamlined Application for Return to Active Status with the Office of Admission and be approved to return to active status before registering for courses.

All students who have taken courses at another institution and seeking to return to Pacific are required to submit official transcripts to Pacific's Office of Admission.