Fall 2020 Information

Registration Information and Add/Drop Deadline Dates
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Semester Classes

  Last Day to Add Classes Online Last Day to Drop Classes Online Last Day to Drop Classes**
 Regular Session Courses  09/15/2020  09/22/2020   11/17/2020


Quarter Classes

  Last Day to Add Classes Last Day to Drop Classes Online Last Day to Drop Classes**
 1st Quarter Classes  09/08/2020  09/15/2020  10/11/2020
 2nd Quarter Classes  10/27/2020  11/03/2020  12/06/2020

 

*After these dates, any registration changes require a Program Card with instructor permission (signature) to be returned to the Registration & Records office for processing. Students not on campus or distance education students can complete this process by email to registrar@uwstout.edu  For more information regarding the Add/Drop policy:  Click here for details.

**New Drop Policy effective Fall 2020 term-Drops for a 1st quarter class after October 11, semester class after November 17 and 2nd quarter class after December 06, must be for documented extenuating circumstances and must be approved by the Dean of Students office. 

Non-Standard Classes

Courses may be added or dropped online up until the day before the class starts. Students will need to use a Program Card after the course start date for add or drops to be processed by the Registration & Records office.  

Adding Courses

Regular Session courses can be added via AccessStout during the first seven calendar days of the semester until (09/15/2020).

1st Qtr or 2nd Qtr Classes and irregularly scheduled courses can be added via AccessStout up until the start date of the course. 1st Qtr or 2nd Qtr classes can be added until (09/08/2020) for the 1st quarter and until (10/27/2020) for the 2nd quarter.

**In order to add courses online they must be open, pre-requisites satisfied, and instructor consent not required.

After these dates, any additions must be processed via add/drop card in the Registration and Records Office.

Dropping Courses 

Regular Session courses can be dropped via AccessStout during the first fourteen calendar days of the semester until (09/22/2020). 

1st Qtr or 2nd Qtr courses can be dropped via AccessStout during the first seven calendar days after the session has started until (09/15/2020) for the 1st quarter and until (11/03/2020) for the 2nd quarter. 

Irregularly scheduled courses can be dropped via AccessStout up until the first day of the courses.

After these dates, any drops must be processed via add/drop card in the Registration and Records Office. 

Dropping all courses or Withdrawing

**You may drop all of your courses before the first day of classes this Fall term; however, if you wish to drop all Fall courses after the term begins on Wed. Sept. 9, 2020 you will need to withdraw from the university. Visit Registration and Records Withdrawal Page for more information about withdrawing from the University as well as the Fall 2020 Financial Aid Withdrawal Letter.

Graduation

Apply to Graduate!

Students who wish to graduate in Fall 2020 should apply for graduation by 10/23/2020 to be listed in the commencement book.  

Late Drop Fee

Effective summer 2012 students will be charged a fee of 15 dollars for dropping any class after the "Drop - Retain Record" deadline date. Follow this step by step guide to locate deadlines for dropping courses online. 

Note: Students who drop after the 100% refund period may have tuition refunded per Student Business Services guidelines.

More information about add/drop dates, fees, waitlisting, and WU/U grades is also available.

Modality Information

Diagram of course modality

Here are some definitions for each modality type:

  • In-person: intended to be taken in a physical classroom setting (online/distance technology may enhance but not replace in-person instruction)
  • Hybrid: a combination of in-person and online/distance instruction
  • Online asynchronous: 100% of instruction delivered online/distance, no in-person meetings required
  • Online synchronous: 100% of instruction delivered online/distance, with scheduled dates and times for online class meetings; no in-person meetings required

You can find more information about how your classes will be conducted by looking at “My Class Schedule” in your Access Stout Student Center.

  • Classes where the Room says “Online” are fully online.
  • Classes where the Room says “Online-Synchronous” are not taught in person, but students log into the class at the same days and times as the instructor.
  • Classes where the Room says an actual room number (such as “Harvey Hall RM 173”) are traditional in-person classes.
  • Classes with two meeting patterns in which one says "Hybrid" and the other has a room number are a blend of in-person and online modalities.

If a student is seeking online options, they are encouraged to connect with their advisor. Students may also contact their instructor to better understand the required in-person components for courses that are hybrid or in-person.

Factors considered for course modality included: building and classroom density reductions due to COVID, disciplinary content and the feasibility of the course content to be instructed remotely, ensuring that course changes would not impact time-to-degree completion, and faculty/staff medical accommodations.