Add/Drop Day FAQ with Guidance Counselor P.J. Washenko

The appointment book for the guidance department is quickly filling up. | Photo by Sammie Hardy '11

The appointment book for the guidance department is quickly filling up. | Photo by Sammie Hardy '11

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Liana Sonenclar ’14 and Brielle Hutchison ’14
Staff Writers

The appointment book for the guidance department is quickly filling up. | Photo by Sammie Hardy '11

Guidance counselor, P.J. Washenko answers Inklings’ questions about Staples’ Add/Drops days.

Q: What is Add/Drop day?
A: An opportunity to drop a class or rearrange your schedule

Q: When is the deadline to add and/or drop a class?
A: Oct. 15 to drop, the adding deadline already passed (the deadline was the first week of school)

Q: Where is the guidance office?
A: Rooms 550-590

Q: How do I drop a class?
A: Make an appointment with your guidance counselor. Talk to one of the secretaries and sign up on a sheet for a time you are available.

Q: Can you drop a class after the deadline?
A: Yes, but it will result in the grade “WF” (Withdraw/Fail) on your transcript

Q: Is there a second add drop day for second semester classes?
A: Yes, it will be during the first week of second semester

Q: Can I move to a lower level class (example: from an honors class to an A level)
A: Yes, you do not need a teacher recommendation, and the deadline does not apply. You can move down at any time, but your grade follows you.

Q: Can I move into a higher level class?
A: Yes, but it is not advised. You need a teacher recommendation to do so. It might also be difficult because you will have material to catch up on.

*If you need to move courses around, because of a level change, it is possible. The class would most likely take place during a free period or an elective. See your guidance counselor for further details

**Core classes may not be dropped

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