Registration Policies

Add/Drop Procedures and Policies

Census Date

The census date is based on the length of the course. The census dates are listed below based on the course lengths.

Course Length Official Census Date
3 week course 2nd class day
5 or 6 week course 4th class day
8 week course 6th class day
16 week course 12th class day

NOTE: The first class day refers to the first day of the semester, not the first day of your particular class.

Adding Courses after the Semester Begins

Adding courses includes section changes and new course registration. Students must make any registration changes to their schedules at the same time. Registration changes made at different intervals could affect the students’ tuition and fees.

Students may add courses through the second class day of the summer semesters and the fourth class day of the fall and spring semesters. Student wishing to add after these dates must have department chair approval for the course in which they want to add through the census date. There will be no new registration after the census date for the semester. Students wishing to add courses during mini-terms must do so during the registration time for that particular term.

Dropping Courses after the Semester Begins

Students may drop courses from their schedules for a limited time each semester. The Tyler Junior College Academic Calendar indicates the deadlines for students to drop courses each semester.

Courses officially dropped before the Census Date does not appear on a student’s transcript. Students who drop courses between the Census Date and the Withdrawal Deadline have a record of the courses on their transcripts with an automatic grade of “W.” or “WL”. See the Tyler Junior College catalog for the withdrawal deadline (included in the academic calendar). The change becomes official after it is processed by the Registrar’s Office.

It is the student’s responsibility to drop a course by the appropriate deadline. If a student fails to drop a course, even if the student does not attend the course, he or she will receive a grade of “F” in the class.

Under certain circumstances, students may be dropped from courses administratively by college deans or other officials. Students who do not meet course prerequisites or who fail to attend a course prior to Census Date may be dropped from courses. If the institution determines that a student should be dropped from a course for these or other documented circumstances, the student will be notified by the college. Students cannot assume that they will be automatically dropped from any class for failure to attend or failure to pay tuition and fees. Students are still responsible for dropping courses by the official deadline or they will receive a grade of “F” in the class. Students are responsible for checking their schedules and for checking their official Tyler Junior College email accounts to determine if they have been dropped from class.

After the withdrawal deadline, a student may not drop a course except with the approval of the Dean of the school in which the course is offered and then only for urgent and extenuating, nonacademic reasons.