Adding and Dropping Courses
As the semester approaches, periodically continue checking the “Schedule of Classes” on MyInfo (www.montana.edu/myinfo) to monitor seat availability. Availability can change daily as students adjust their academic schedules. If the course continues to remain full, contact the course instructor to determine whether there is sufficient classroom capacity to add students beyond the posted course capacity. There is no guarantee that contacting the instructor will result in you being added to the class, but you can request to be added to a waitlist. If you are unable to enroll in a course before the start of an academic semester, it may be useful (especially if you are on the waitlist) to attend course lectures during the first ten days of the semester, during which students can add and drop classes electronically. Attendance is important to ensure that, if you are able to enroll in the class, you are not academically behind your peers.
Courses that either require the "consent of instructor" or for which instructor consent
may be substituted for a prerequisite are typically evaluated on a two-tier system.
After a student enrolls in the course, first priority will be given to those who meet
the official pre-requisite requirements stated in the MSU Course Catalog (http://catalog.montana.edu) and first-come-first-serve basis. For example, if the course pre-requisite is "ANSC
100 or consent of instructor," then first priority is given to those students who
have met the ANSC 100 pre-requisite. If spaces in the course remain available after
all of the first priority students have been enrolled, second priority is given to
students who have discussed their eligibility with the course instructor.
In the second priority case above or in the case when courses only require instructor consent, it is the student's responsibility to contact the course instructor and discuss enrollment eligibility. Failure to do so may result in students being automatically removed from the course.
Consult the Office of the Registrar's "Registration Handbooks" (www.montana.edu/registrar/Handbooks.php) for all deadlines within a given semester. During Fall and Spring semesters, students can add classes electronically through MyInfo within the first five business days of the semester and with approval of the instructor and academic advisor (by completing the ADD portion of the Add/Drop form within ten business days of the semester. After the 10th class day of the semester, Adds are permitted for extraordinary reason only, requests for auditing courses will not be accepted, and changes may not be processed for Pass/Fail grading. Adds for extraordinary reasons must have the approval (signature) of the instructor, academic advisor, the Academic College Dean (Dr. Nora Smith) for AGBE courses and Dr. David Cherry for ECNS courses) on the Add/Drop form and the student needs to type the explanation for the extraordinary reason.
No, only you can officially process your form.
Before the 10th day of class within a semester, you are able to drop classes online using MyInfo. Your transcript will not reflect that you were enrolled and withdrew from the course.
After the 10th day of class within a semester, you will need to complete the DROP portion of an "Add/Drop" form. You must obtain the signatures of both the course instructor and your academic advisor before taking the form to the Registrar’s Office for processing. Once the form is processed, you will be dropped from the course and your academic transcript will reflect the letter grade "W" associated with the course. Note that after approximately the 13th week of the semester, you will not be able to drop a course. Consult the Office of the Registrar's "Registration Handbooks" (www.montana.edu/registrar/Handbooks.php) for all deadlines within a given semester.
You will need to complete the university withdrawal (www.montana.edu/deanofstudents/withdraw.html) process in order to drop all of your classes. Visit the Dean of Students' Office located in 174 Strand Union Building (SUB) to discuss the process.
If you drop a course prior to the 10th day of classes in the semester, your transcript
is unaffected and will not reflect enrollment in the course. Dropping a course after
the 10th day of class in the semester will result in your academic transcript showing
a grade of "W." A "W" grade does not affect a student’s grade point average; however,
it does affect financial aid requirements for satisfactory progress. Be sure to contact
the Financial Aid Office (www.montana.edu/financialaid) if you have questions (SUB 183).
Note that after approximately the 13th week of the semester, you will not be able to drop a course.In this case, you will receive the grade associated with your course performance, which will affect your GPA. Consult the Office of the Registrar's "Registration Handbooks" (www.montana.edu/registrar/Handbooks.php) for all deadlines within a given semester.
If you are a returning student who has not been enrolled during the most recent semester, you must submit an "Intent to Register" form to the Registrar’s Office. You will receive your registration code (Alternate PIN#) once the form is processed. The Intent to Register form must be completed online using MyInfo.