Schedule Changes & Total Withdrawals

Adding, Dropping, and Changing Sections

Before the semester begins, schedule changes can be made by the student (only if you have your assigned PIN), advisor, or departmental support staff for the term through August 25.

NOTE: The dates above apply to full-term courses. Click here for information on Condensed Courses.

No registration changes will be made in the Registrar's office until courses begin and are subject to a $10 course change fee.

Schedule Change Steps:

  1. Obtain approval from student's academic advisor to make changes to the existing class schedule.

  2. Changes will either be made by the advisor, or the advisor can elect to provide a Student Registration Code allowing the student to make changes using the OneTech portal. Students will use the Register and Add/Drop Classes link (located in the Registration Tools block under the Student tab) to make schedule changes.
    Online registration is available for the 2015 Fall term April 6 - August 25.

    NOTE: Course section numbers may indicate unusual course characteristics, such as meeting at a location other than the Russellville campus, or a mixed technology class that is web-based and occasionally meets on campus. Refer to Section Numbers Decoded for more information.

    NOTE: Students enrolling in web-based courses can visit eTech for eLearning resources and important course-related information.

  3. Log into OneTech and select the Student tab.

  4. Click Registration Status to check student registration eligibility and total earned hours. Confirm the correct major is shown (if not, complete and submit a Change of Major form).

    NOTE: Students with holds must contact the appropriate office and resolve the hold prior to making registration changes.

  5. Check the class schedule; it is the student's responsibility to verify the registration has been completed accurately, so it is recommended that students print a copy of their class schedule for their records. Students may view their schedule by selecting Student Schedule, which is listed under Registration Tools. Refer to Building Abbreviations for helpful information and a link to the campus map.

  6. Federal regulations for financial aid require attendance (physical attendance, submission of an assignment, or completion of the Blackboard attendance module) in all regstered courses. If you fail to attend prior to the attendance date for a course, you will be dropped for non-attendance and could jeopardize your future financial aid eligbility. There is no re-instatement when dropped for non-attendance. There are NO exceptions to this policy!

  7. Pay charges and/or confirm financial settlement according to Fee Payment Policy. Visit the websites for Student Accounts and Financial Aid for more information.

Important Information: Students who have enrolled in classes but decide not to attend Tech must officially withdraw from classes. See information below regarding withdrawals.


After the Semester has Begun

Schedule changes, including adding, dropping, auditing, or withdrawing can only be made in the Registrar's Office once the semester begins, and are subject to a fee.

Fall

Add or Change Sections: August 26 - September 1
Drop, Audit, or Withdrawal through November 30

NOTE: The dates above apply to full-term courses.Click here for information on Condensed Courses.

NOTE: ALL schedule changes MUST have signed approval by the Financial Aid Office. Add/Drop and Withdrawal forms WILL NOT be processed until the appropriate signatures are acquired.

Schedule Change steps:

  1. Students must submit an Add/Drop form, complete with advisor's and any other required signatures, to the Registrar's Office, Doc Bryan 153, for processing; operating hours arefrom 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

    NOTE: If changing sections only, an advisor's signature is not required.

    NOTE: Course section numbers may indicate unusual course characteristics, such as meeting at a location other than the Russellville campus, or a mixed technology class that is web-based and occasionally meets on campus. Refer to Section Numbers Decoded for more information.

    NOTE: Students enrolling in web-based courses can visiteTechfor eLearning resources and important course-related information.

  2. Check the class schedule; it is the student's responsibility to verify the registration has been completed accurately, so it is recommended that students print a copy of their class schedule for their records. Students may view their schedule by selecting Student Schedule, which is listed under Registration Tools. Refer toBuilding Abbreviationsfor helpful information and a link to the campus map.

  3. Federal regulations for financial aid require attendance (physical attendance, submission of an assignment, or completion of the Blackboard attendance module) in all regstered courses. If you fail to attend prior to the attendance date for a course, you will be dropped for non-attendance and could jeopardize your future financial aid eligbility. There is no re-instatement when dropped for non-attendance. There are NO exceptions to this policy!

  4. Pay charges and/or confirm financial settlement according to Fee Payment Policy. Visit the websites for Student Accounts and Financial Aid for more information.

Important Information: Students who have enrolled in classes but decide not to attend Tech must officially withdraw from classes. See information below regarding withdrawals.

 


 Total Withdrawals

Students who choose not to attend Arkansas Tech University after they have enrolled in courses must officially withdraw. Failure to officially withdraw may result in student receiving failing grades and having financial charges applied to the student's account. 

Students can withdraw through November 30 for full-term fall courses.

Withdrawal Steps:

  1. Students with financial aid (loans, grants, and/or scholarships) MUST contact the Office of Financial Aid before initiating the withdrawal process. 

    NOTE: Students who have contracted, on-campus housing, should contact the Office of Residence Life before completing the withdrawal.

    NOTE: Students with tuition assistance, military benefits, or third-party payments should contact the Office of Student Accounts before completing the withdrawal.

  2. Students must finalize the withdrawal process in one of the following ways:
    • Prior to the first day of the term, students have the ability to complete a withdrawal by logging onto their OneTech portal and selecting the Student tab, click Register and Add/Drop Classes link located in the Registration Tools block. Using the drop-down menus, web drop all courses enrolled.
      NOTE: Students will need their registration code to access their registration options
    • Visit the Financial Aid and Registrar's Offices to complete the necessary paperwork.
    • Written requests may be emailed from the student's @atu.edu email address to registrar@atu.edu, faxed to (479) 968-0683, or mailed to Office of the Registrar, 1605 Coliseum Dr., Suite 153, Russellville, AR 72801. A request to be withdrawn should include the following information: name, T#, mailing address, phone number, term to be withdrawn from, reasoning for being withdrawn, date of request, and student's signature.
    • Call the Registrar's Office at (479) 968-0272 to begin the withdrawal process.  Further action will be required by the student.  The withdrawal will NOT be completed until the Registrar's Office receives a signed request from the student!

      NOTE: The official date of the withdrawal will be the date in which the withdrawal process was initiated by the student.  This may include a phone call, email, or personal inquiry.

  3. It is the student's responsibility to verify that the total withdrawal was completed accurately. It is recommended that the student view their student detail schedule on their OneTech account and print the registration message "You are not currently enrolled for the term selected" for their records.

    NOTE: For refund information and dates, please visit the Student Accounts website.