Dropping a Course and Getting Money Back As long as the registration system is open, you can drop courses online. Once it closes, you need to fill out an Add/Drop form (available from the Registrar’s office) until the last day to withdraw from courses. Be aware that Brock now has a flat fee structure and whether or not you will be eligible for a refund depends on how many credits you are registered in. The amount of refund (if applicable) will depend on the date you withdraw. The longer you wait, the smaller the refund. It is important to check with the Finance office about these issues before making the decision to drop a course. You must drop a course before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty to avoid having the course and whatever grades you have earned show up on your transcript. This date will be different for D1, D2 and D3 courses and will be listed on your course outline or syllabus. You can also find these dates in the Undergraduate Calendar.
How to Deal with Conflicts It is each student’s responsibility to create a conflict-free schedule. Conflicts can exist between lectures, between seminars (or labs), or between lectures and seminars (or labs). If two lectures conflict and there is only one lecture section for each course, you will have to decide which course is more important to you. If one of these courses has more than one lecture section, it may be possible to switch sections. It is a University policy that students are not allowed to register in courses with lectures that conflict. The registration system may not stop you from doing this but if you do, you will be in violation of this policy and not eligible for any accommodations that might be required to complete both courses (e.g., re-scheduling in-class midterms if they conflict).
If a seminar is involved in the conflict you may be able to switch seminars while the registration system is open. As long as the registration system is open you will have to try to switch seminars online (look for a link to ‘change secondary component’ on the registration page). You will only be able to switch seminars online if there is a space available. If all of the seminars for a given course are full, keep checking to see if a spot opens up. Manual seminar changes are not an option until after the online registration system (BIRT) has closed.
Once the system closes, contact the course coordinator or instructor for your course if you have not been able to switch your seminar using the online system. Don’t forget that instructors’ names are listed on the timetable and their email addresses are listed on the psychology website. Please note that the academic advisor cannot help you resolve conflicts or make seminar changes for you.
Automatic Deregistration Students who do not meet the requirements for a Psychology course will be automatically deregistered from that course unless they are issued an override. Automatic deregistration begins early in the registration period for all courses (D1, D2 and D3). The system will not de-register you for a D3 class if you are registered for the pre-requisite course in D2.
TIP: Courses Disappearing from Your Schedule? If courses keep disappearing from your schedule the day after you register for them, you are being automatically deregistered! Automatic deregistration usually begins early in the registration period for D1 and D2 courses and once it does, the system will deregister you every night at midnight -- it won't help to just keep adding the same course each day!