Adding and Dropping Courses
After receiving a registration PIN from their advisors, students can generally manage their enrollment through MyInfo and CatCourse Scheduler. (For more information, please visit the Registration Information website). Sometimes students need instructor approval to add a class. Instructors can authorize an override of a prerequisite, course cap or time conflict. They may also authorize a student to add their course between the 6th and 10th day of a typical semester. To drop a class from the 11th through the 59th day of the typical semester, students need to consult an advisor. Details on these processes can be found below.
Connect early with your advisor (to drop a class) or instructor (to add a class) to help you navigate these processes by published deadlines.
- Dropping or adding a course could significantly impact your bill and financial aid. Contact Student Accounts or the Office of Financial Aid Services if you have questions.
- To add a course after the 10th semester day or drop a course after the withdrawal deadline for extraordinary reasons, please utilize DocuSign to initiate this process.
- To view the email announcing the new Add/Drop process follow this link.
- To ADD a class when you cannot complete the process through MyInfo or CatCourse Scheduler,contact the instructor of the class you’d like to be added into. To locate instructor information, find the class on the Schedule of Classes in MyInfo.
- To DROP a class:
- Start with your assigned academic advisor, unless your department has shared a different process with you.
- Students must receive advisor approval. It is important that you reach out to them well in advance of the deadline to ensure you have time to complete the withdraw before the deadline.
- If you have recently changed majors or are unable to connect with your advisor, click
the 'Undergraduate Advisor Contacts' button below.
- Graduate students should reach out to their home department to confirm their advisor.
- If dropping to zero credits, fill out the university withdrawal request form online.
- Log into MyInfo using NetID and password
- Select the Faculty Services tab
- Select Section Add Approval. The classes you are assigned as instructor to will populate
- Select the “add” button and enter the student’s full GID (including the dash)
- Select approval to override any pre-requisites, if needed
- Select “Process”
The student and the instructor will receive an automated email when the student has been successfully added to the class. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.
- Log into MyInfo using NetID and password
- Select the Advising Services tab
- Select Late Drop Menu
- Enter the student’s full GID (including the dash). This will pull up the student’s current registration from banner
- Select the class (and associated lab/recitation, if necessary) the student would like to drop
- Select submit
- Add note in student’s DegreeWorks profile indicating drop has been approved and submitted .
The Advisor, the student, and the instructor will receive an automated email when the student has been successfully dropped from the class. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.
It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and to meet all academic deadlines as published in the Registration Handbook. Adds and Drops after published deadlines are only permitted for extraordinary reasons. Approval after the published deadlines must be granted by instructor, advisor, and assistant dean of your college. For approval, the extraordinary reason must be documented and provided to instructor, advisor, and assistant dean with your request.
- Last day to add a class: 10th semester day
- Last day to drop a class: 59th semester day
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been/is unprecedented, and has challenged our entire society in numerous ways. While the difficulties surrounding COVID-19 are significant, the impacts on a student’s academic experience and subsequent eligibility for a retroactive withdrawal may or may not apply. Extraordinary circumstances that ARE considered in regards to COVID-19 include the following:
- The student was diagnosed with COVID-19 and, due to the diagnosis, was severely ill and unable to engage academically
- An immediate family member was diagnosed with COVID-19 and suffered an untimely death or whose illness placed an undue burden upon the student (ex: a primary caretaker for siblings).
- The student had to be a primary caregiver of someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
- The student had an economic hardship resulting from COVID-19 directly impacting the ability to meet academic requirements.
- The student had to become a first responder due to COVID-19.
- The student had increased hours of employment to address financial hardship related to COVID19.
- The student lost a babysitter/childcare due to COVID-19.
- The student was unable to complete online education/distance education due to COVID-19.
- The student had no WIFI access during COVID-19 due to facility closures.
- Other – must be specific and not general “stress due to COVID-19.”
Circumstances that are NOT considered in regards to COVID-19 include the following:
- The student did not like the chosen modality for their course(s); or
- The student was not able to keep pace with course load requirements; or
- The student was in quarantine for a period of time due to potential exposure to the virus.