You'll want to grasp the implications of the DNE and DISC deadlines so you can plan how best to:

  • fulfill your degree requirements
  • safeguard your grade point average
  • preserve your investment in tuition and fees

Read on to understand how the deadlines work.

DNE deadline

DNE stands for Did Not Enter. It's a shorthand way of saying you dropped the course after classes started, but early enough to avoid any consequences. When you drop a course by the DNE deadline, you will see:

  • the course removed from your academic record
  • a credit to your account for any tuition fees you already paid

You can find a link to drop a course in My CU Account.

Likewise, you can still add a course even after classes start, up until the DNE deadline.  In sum, the DNE deadline is the last day to make changes to your course selection for the term. (Keep in mind you will still be responsible for any assignments or topics already covered, so speak to the instructor to make a plan for getting caught up.)

When is the DNE deadline? Typically two weeks into the term (it’s different in summer!).

DISC deadline

DISC is short for discontinued. It means you dropped the course early enough to avoid academic consequences, but you will forfeit the tuition you paid for the course. When you drop a course by the DISC deadline, you will see a DISC notation on your academic record.

A DISC notation does not factor into your grade point average.

You can find a link to drop a course in My CU Account.

When is the DISC deadline? Typically two weeks into the last month of term, specifically the day following the final day of class before the exam period begins.

Withdrawing from the university

Dropping your courses is not the same as withdrawing from the university.  If you are contemplating withdrawing from Concordia, speak to an advisor to fully understand your options in your academic journey.

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