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A student may drop a first-year course or seminar only with the written approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; ordinarily, students are not permitted to drop Law 132, 232, or 332 (Legal Research/Writing). In the long session, a student may drop other courses during the first four weeks of the semester without the approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, provided that the student remains enrolled for at least ten semester hours of coursework; in the summer session, the student may drop courses except seminars during the first week of the term without the approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

After the first four weeks of a semester, or the first week of a summer term, courses may be dropped only with the written approval of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

If a student stops attending class, at any time in the semester or summer session, but fails to drop the course officially, then a grade of F is recorded for the course. The course is counted as a course taken and failed when the minimum performance standards are applied, and 1.30 grade points are used in calculating the student's overall average.

The faculty member in charge of a course may, with the consent of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, drop a student from the course for poor daily attendance or classroom work or for improper conduct in the classroom. The student is thereafter barred from attending the course and from taking the examination in it.