Drop, Add, Withdraw from a Class

How to drop and add classes

It is very important to follow this sequence for dropping and adding classes, particularly during the first week of the semester. If this sequence is not followed, students will be assessed a 25% tuition penalty for dropping and adding in separate transactions.

Drop class

  1. Log in to Self-Service with your Wake Tech email and password.
  2. Select Student Planning, and click Go to Plan and Schedule.
  3. Find the class you want to drop in the list of sections on the left-hand side of the calendar, and click Drop.
  4. Make sure that only the class you want to drop is checked, then click Update. Check your Wake Tech email for a confirmation.

NOTE: The class that was dropped will return to your Student Planning as a planned class. To remove the class from Student Planning, find the class  from the list of sections on the left-hand side of the calendar, click the "X", then Remove. 

Drop/add class sections at the same time

If you need to drop a class and add another class during the schedule adjustment period (from the first day of the semester to the last day to add), please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Self-Service with your Wake Tech email and password.
  2. Select Student Planning, and type the class subject and course number you want to add in the search box (Ex. BUS 121).
  3. Click the drop-down menu to View Available Sections for the course you are searching for and then click on the term.
  4. Click Plan Section on Schedule beside the section of the course you would like to add.
  5. After looking over the section details for the class selected, click Plan Section.
  6. Click Back to Planning Overview (upper left corner) and then Go to Plan and Schedule.
  7. Find the class you want to drop in the list of sections on the left-hand side of the calendar, then click Drop.
  8. Make sure the class you want to drop is checked and check-mark the class you want to add, then click Update. Check your Wake Tech email for a confirmation.

NOTE: The class that was dropped will return to your Student Planning as a planned class. To remove the class from Student Planning, find the class from the list of class sections on the left-hand side of the calendar, click the "X", then Remove.

Registration guides

Text documentation regarding how to register for classes using Self-Service is provided at my.waketech.edu under Academics. Here is a PDF guide.

Withdrawal policy

A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from a class, multiple classes or from the college must initiate the withdrawal process by contacting the instructor of each class and declaring his or her intent to withdraw. The instructor will then submit the necessary information to Registration and Student Records Services via the online withdrawal form.

If the student cannot get in contact with his or her instructor, he or she can follow these steps:

  1. Log in to my.waketech.edu with your Wake Tech username and password.
  2. From the Academics drop-down menu, select Course Withdrawals, and your current list of classes will show.
  3. Select the Withdraw Reason for the classes you want to withdraw from, and click Submit.
  4. Your request will be sent to your instructor. Once your request is complete, you will receive an email.