Student-Initiated Withdrawal (“X”) Deadline for Spring 2017

The deadline to take a Student-Initiated Withdrawal (“X”) from a semester course for Spring 2017 is 5:00 pm on Monday 27 March. Please be aware that this is the first day back from Spring Break.

Forms for withdrawals are available in the Registrar’s Office and require the signatures of the instructor and your academic advisor. The completed forms must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday 27 March. Please keep in mind that only one student-initiated withdrawal per student is permitted per semester. If you wish to take a leave of absence from the College (i.e., to withdraw from all classes this semester), please contact the Dean of Students Office.

If taking a student-initiated withdrawal will leave you with fewer than 12 credits for the semester, you are strongly encouraged to consult with Financial Aid and Financial Services before you submit the card.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about withdrawing from a course.

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March — RG Office closings

On Thursday 2 March, the Office of the Registrar will be closing at 4:20 pm.

On Friday 3 March, the Office of the Registrar will be closed between 2:20 and 3:40 pm.

Add/Drop/CR-NC Deadline is Monday at 4:00 pm

Monday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline to add a class, drop a class, or declare a course Credit/No Credit for the Spring semester. Add cards and Credit/No Credit cards must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on 1/30. Drops must be completed on-line via WebAdvisor by 4:00 p.m. on 1/30.

Adding a class requires the instructor’s signature, and declaring a class Credit/No Credit requires the advisor’s signature. Students are reminded that faculty schedules vary, so any needed signatures should be obtained as soon as possible. Students who miss the deadline will NOT be able to change their schedules.

Spring Course Update 1/13


A new section of Math 157, Calculus I for the Social/Life Sciences, has added to the Spring 2017 schedule. Taught by Professor Leech, this course will be offered MWF 12:30-1:20 pm. This is a signature course.

Spring Course Update 1/12


FS 102 Section 13, Language Matters, has been moved to a new time slot.  Taught by Professor Riess, this course will now be offered TTH 11:00am-12:15pm. Although previously advertised as only for transfer students, this course is now open to ALL students. Please see here for FS 102 course descriptions.

Spring Course Update 1/12


PSYCH 465 The Psychology of Nationalism has been added to the Spring 2017 schedule. Taught by Professor Searle-White, this class will be offered TTH 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. The course description is as follows:

An examination of the psychological dimensions of nationalism.  Current research and theory in cognitive and clinical psychology will be applied towards understanding how and why people form groups, the implications of group membership for individual thinking and behavior, and the emotional processes that may play a role in transforming differences between national groups into violent action.  Several case studies of nationalist conflict, both Western and non-Western, will be examined.  This course emphasizes discussion and participation. Prerequisite: One course in Psychology. Distribution Requirements: SB, IP.

If you have questions, please contact the instructor.


PSYCH 206 Section 03 Research Methods in Psychology has been cancelled.

PSYCH 207 Section 01 Statistical Methods in Psychology has been cancelled.

PSYCH 455 History of Psychological Theories has been cancelled.

Snapshot of Open Courses as of 01/10/2017

Please see this Google spreadsheet for a listing of ALL Spring 2017 courses with at least 5 open seats as of 12:00 pm on 01/10/2016. You will need to be logged in with an address in order to be able to view this document.

Please note that not all of these courses are appropriate for all students, depending on their class year and whether or not they have the appropriate pre-reqs, and that some of these courses are restricted to signature only or have other restrictions.

This list is a snapshot in time, so please use WebAdvisor to check the real-time status of classes. WebAdvisor is the source of record for the Spring 2017 schedule. This document is provided for planning purposes only.

Please direct questions about Spring 2017 course planning to your academic advisor.

Course Overloads

Taking more than 20 credits in a semester requires the permission of your academic advisor; taking more than 21 credits requires the permission of the Registrar.


New for Spring 2017, each overload form must be accompanied by a brief statement explaining why you are seeking this overload.

Please see the Overload Approval page for details and to download the Overload Approval Form.

WebAdvisor will close for Adds on Friday — use Add Cards

WebAdvisor will remain open for course adjustments until 4:00 pm on Friday 13 January. It will be closed over the weekend and will re-open on Tuesday 17 January. After that time, the addition of ANY class requires the instructor’s permission. Add cards are available in the Registrar’s Office and must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday 30 January. Late cards will not be accepted.

You may Drop courses on-line via WebAdvisor until the Drop deadline, which is 5:00 p.m. on Monday 30 January.

Spring Course Update 1/6


DMS 112 Community Contra Dance has been cancelled.