Course registration adds, drops, and withdraws are processed by students through the InsideCBU portal. Students may seek assistance with the InsideCBU registration process from the academic advising office. Students should consult the University Calendar, Course Schedule, and Advising for course and semester add, drop and withdraw dates.
Completion of the registration process constitutes a contract and obligates the student for full payment. The student must complete the appropriate process to add, drop, or withdraw from a course.
Class attendance is of paramount importance, and excessive absences will negatively affect the final grade. The individual instructor defines, in the course syllabus, the grading attendance policies for each class. (University Catalog)
During the initial Add period a student may add a course to his or her schedule of classes. Adding a course could result in the increase of student account tuition and fee charges. (University Catalog)

During the initial Drop period a student may drop a course and receive a full credit of tuition if applicable. No mark will appear on the transcript. A student may not drop a class merely by ceasing to attend. Dropping a class could result in the reduction of already awarded financial aid and an increase in the student account balance. (University Catalog)

*Students may withdraw from a course only during the Withdraw period*


Students may withdraw from a course during the Withdraw period. A grade of W will appear on the transcript. No credit of tuition will be granted after the Drop period. After the Withdraw period no withdrawal from a course will be permitted. Students who cease attending after the withdraw date will receive a grade of F in that course. A student who never attends or stops attending a course for which he or she is officially registered, without following the accepted procedures, will receive a grade of F in that course. (University Catalog)

*After the Withdraw Period*

A student who wishes to initiate a withdraw from a course after the deadline may do so by filing a petition to present a serious and compelling reason for withdraw to the Office of the University Registrar. Approval for such a withdraw will be granted only in extreme cases where extenuating circumstances are evident and can be substantiated. No financial adjustments are made. Failing or performing poorly in a class, and dissatisfaction with the subject matter, class or instructor are not acceptable serious and compelling reasons for late withdraw. (University Catalog)

Important Reminders

  • Students may withdraw from a course(s) in their registration screen on InsideCBU
  • Students wishing to withdraw from all courses in a semester must complete a petition to withdraw with the Enrollment Services Office. InsideCBU does not allow a student to drop/withdraw from all courses in any semester.
  • A grade of W will appear on the transcript.
  •  No credit of tuition will be granted after the Drop period.
  • After the Withdraw period, withdrawing from a course will not be permitted. Students who cease attending after the withdrawal date will receive a grade of F in that course.
Complete official withdraw from the University and semester is permitted through the last day of the final examination period and is permitted only if a course has not already been completed. Students requesting full official withdraw from the University and semester must complete a Petition to Withdraw form available in the Office of Enrollment Services (Yeager Center B142 Lobby, 951-343-4212).  Complete withdraw from the semester can not be completed through InsideCBU.
To complete the official withdraw process the student must also initiate enrollment changes in the Office off the University Registrar, complete the Exit Interview process through the Financial Aid Office and reconcile any account balance in the Student Accounts Office. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in failing grades being entered on the student’s permanent record, and dismissal will be recorded as unofficial.

Ceasing to attend does not constitute an official withdraw from a course or from the University. However, ceasing to attend all courses may result in Return to Title IV (financial Aid) processing as required per federal regulations.

Refer to the Financial Aid and Student Account sections in the catalog for additional information regarding the effects of completing an official withdraw and the effects of ceasing to attend without providing official notification to the University according to the official withdraw process. (University Catalog)

Begin, Add, Drop and Withdraw dates may vary with classes that do not meet for the full term/semester. See the course schedule comments for add, drop, withdraw, and meeting dates for courses with non-standard meeting schedules. See the Academic Calendars page for the begin, add, drop and withdraw dates for the TRAD, GRAD, and Online and Professional Studies programs.