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Add a course

You may add a course after the registration deadline up until the first day of class – if space is available. Submit an online Add or Drop a Course Form:

The process varies depending on your program – for assistance, check with the Office of the Registrar (room 114).

Drop a course

The last day to drop core (non-elective) 15-week courses is the Friday of the 9th week of each trimester. These dates are found in the Academic Calendar. Submit an online Add or Drop a Course Form:


Not all tuition is refundable - please check Northwestern's tuition refund policy.

Check the Student Handbook (pdf) for additional policy information.

Terms and conditions 

  • Tuition refunds are calculated using the date the Add or Drop a Course Form is submitted. If adding a course, payment is due in full within 5 days of submission.
  • You may withdraw from a course or courses up to, but not beyond the equivalent of 60% of the course contact time (the end of the 9th week in a 15-week course).
  • If you withdraw from a course beyond the equivalent of 27% of course contact time (end of 4th week in a 15-week course), you will receive a grade of "W". 
  • The Add or Drop a Course Form should only be used to add or drop courses. If you plan to withdraw from all courses, visit the Office of the Registrar and ask for an Official Withdrawal Form.
  • Admission into a course is subject to availability. You will be notified if the course is full.

To obtain course drop approval

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program
Applied Clinicial Nutrition Program
Massage Therapy Program

For course drop approval, contact the Office of the Registrar.

College of Chiropractic

To drop a course, you need approval from the dean, Dr. Trevor Foshang. To schedule an appointment, contact Pam Anderson, administrative assistant, at 952-888-4777 ext. 430.

To drop an elective, complete an Add or Drop a Course Form:

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health
Undergraduate Health Sciences

The process varies depending on whether you are in an accelerated course (7- or 8-week) or a 15-week course. For course drop approval, contact the Office of the Registrar.

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