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Aug 26, 2010 5:32 PM by Veronica White

UL's New $50 Class Drop Fee

It will cost UL students 50 dollars to drop a class, starting this semester.

The new policy says those with 0-29 hours earned (freshmen) and 30-59 hours earned (sophomores) will be allowed 1 to 2 drops without a fee, with no more than 3 in the first 59 hours.

Juniors and higher are allowed one withdrawal before a fee.

UL officials say the new policy will help students, because a withdrawal puts them behind.

"It decreases their likelihood of timely graduation within 6 years, so that's why we instituted this policy," says VP of Enrollment Management, DeWayne Bowie.

Some students, however, are not happy.

"It's ridiculous they'd charge us for dropping if we know we cant pass a class. We want the best experience in college, make sure our GPA's are high, why should we be reprimanded for dropping when we already paid for it?," says Terrence Jones, a sophomore.

Another sophomore, Jessica Campbell, says, "it's definitely overwhelming because just getting your tuition paid can be enough... to drop a class I don't think they should charge you to do that."

For more information on the Course Drop Policy go to http://admissions.louisiana.edu/registrar/Course%20Drop%20Policy.htm

 

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