Because of the compact nature of the term, we discourage “shopping” for courses. Students may, however, drop or add courses by 5 p.m. through the third class day of the summer session at each campus. At the Vermont campus, students should come to the Bread Loaf office in person to request a change; students at the satellite campuses must contact the campus coordinator in the Bread Loaf main office—not the on-site staff assistants or directors—by e-mail. Drop/add deadlines, which are listed in the summer schedules for each campus, are absolute.
Class attendance is mandatory. Students who anticipate arriving late or departing early must get prior permission from the director (contact the campus coordinator to make the request). Ordinarily, permission is given only in the case of unavoidable job commitments. During the summer session, the director or on-site director may give a student permission to miss a class because of a family or medical emergency. In all cases, students must make arrangements with their professors to make up the missed work, in advance if possible. In some cases, students may wish to pursue an incomplete (see Incompletes).