It depends. If you’re thinking about dropping a class follow these steps:

  1. Figure out where you stand in the class by keeping track of all grades earned and refer to the syllabus for grade calculations.
  2. Know that you must seek approval from your Advisor to drop any course at any time. You cannot drop a course without permission or after the 12th week of class (after the 5th week of a Summer class).
  3. There is a timeline to consider as well.
    • If you Drop during Week 1: Grade is Not Recorded
    • Week 2-12: (Non-punitive) W
    • Withdraw at any time without approval: (Punitive) E
  4. If it is after the 12th week of class and you have an extenuating circumstance, such as prolonged illness, jury duty, family emergency, etc., you may petition your instructor for an Incomplete (I) Grade. If permission is granted, you will have 6 weeks from the time the grade is issued to complete missed work. Permission to take longer than 6 weeks requires approval from the Academic Dean.
  5. Understand that most classes need to be passed with a C or better, but some programs require at least a B for certain classes. Speak with your advisor if you’re unsure of what you need to get to pass.
  6. If you are Pre- and you do not pass all the pre-requisite classes to get into your program, you may be putting yourself in jeopardy of not getting into the program or getting into it later than expected, which could push back your graduation date.
  7. You may only repeat a course a maximum of 3 times. For GPA calculation, the most recent grade is used. If you’re thinking of re-taking a class at a different college because you got a D, E, or F here at MAC, understand that the transferred grade will not increase your GPA. You must successfully complete the class here.
  8. When you attempt to put a repeated class on your schedule, you may not be able to do it on myMac. You may need to go to the Registrar’s Office.