Add Procedure

Through Thursday of the first week of the semester, students may add courses provided that seats are still available. Adding courses which are full requires the approval of the instructor teaching the course. If approved, the instructor will enter permission to override the course capacity on My.NMU and the student may then add the course via My.NMU.  

Drop Procedure

Students may drop courses in accordance with the schedule below. Students desiring to drop a course should contact the Student Service Center, C.B. Hedgcock, Room 2201, 906-227-1221, for processing. No instructor signatures are required. All deadlines occur at 5 p.m. on the date shown in the table below. Students desiring to drop ALL classes must contact the Dean of Students Office , C.B. Hedgcock, Room 2001, 906-227-1700. See Withdrawal Procedure Deadlines and Refunds.


Fall Semester 2021 Add/Drop Deadlines

(Deadlines for withdrawing from all courses - Click here.)

Type of Course

Last Day to Add a Class

Last Day to Drop for a 100% Refund and No Grade

Last Day to Drop a Course with a “W” Grade

Full Semester

Thursday, August 26

by 5 p.m.*

Tuesday, August 31

by 5 p.m.

Friday, October 29

by 5 p.m.

First Block

Tuesday, August 24

by 5 p.m.*

Friday, August 27

by 5 p.m.

Friday, September 24

by 5 p.m.

Second Block

Tuesday, October 12

by 5 p.m.*

Friday, October 15

by 5 p.m.

Friday, November 12

by 5 p.m.

Note: To receive a refund for courses that meet for less than six weeks, the student must drop on or before the last business day prior to the first day of the course. Business hours during the fall and winter semesters are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For weekend, extension, and courses scheduled to meet during non-conforming dates, please contact the Student Service Center, C.B. Hedgcock, Room 2201, 906-227-1221, for drop, refund and withdrawal deadlines.

No refunds are given for reduced credit hours within the 12-16 credit hour flat rate tuition range.

*Instructor signature required to add a course after these dates.


Withdrawal from All Courses: Withdrawing from all courses.

Dropping a Course to Reduce Course Load: Reducing enrollment course load by dropping a course(s) but remaining in at least one other course.

"W" Grade: A grade of "W" (Withdrawal) is placed on the NMU transcript when a student officially withdraws from a course. Courses graded with a "W" are included in attempted hours but not included in the computation of the NMU GPA.