Drop Procedure

Students may drop a course or courses by the end of the third day of the full semester without penalty. When courses are officially dropped, students will receive a 100% refund of applicable tuition and refundable fees. The dropped courses will be removed from the student’s academic record and will not be counted as an attempt for academic or financial aid purposes. Online students must contact instructor via email or direct communication.

To initiate a drop, the student must:

  1. Obtain a Drop Form from the Office of Student Services.
  2. Meet with Financial Aid to ensure that the dropped course(s) will not affect full-time or part-time status.
  3. Complete and submit the Drop Form to the Registrar’s Office by the close of business on the third instructional day of the semester.

The first 3 instructional days of the semester means: the first day of classes for the term listed on the ATC Academic Calendar, plus the next two business days. To be eligible for a drop, classes (including those that meet for the first time on the 4th day of the semester or later) must be dropped within the first 3 instructional days of the semester.

On the 4th instructional day of the semester, all courses for which a student is registered will become a permanent part of the student’s academic record, and the student will be held academically and financially responsible for such courses.

The student is solely responsible for submitting a Drop Form to the Registrar’s Office by the close of business in the 3rd instructional day of the semester.

This “3-Day No Harm/No Foul” policy was adopted by the Technical College System of Georgia in April, 2008.