Advising Right Now: Registration Changes
At this point in the semester, your advisees may find the need to make registration changes; either in response to fifth-week flags or to drop a class they have not been attending.
- ADD DATE is Friday, March 7: This is the last day that students can add a class to spring registrations.
- DROP DATE is Thursday, April 24. This is the last day that students can drop a class from spring registrations.
Follow the instructions on the Registrar's site for information about adding or dropping a class.
Dropping a class can be very beneficial if it allows for more time on remaining classes. Ultimately, for the student experiencing academic difficulties, dropping a class can create more time to spend on other classes and hopefully improve overall academic performance and GPA. It is always helpful for advisees to talk with you and their advisor before making any class changes.
Any student who misses either Add or Drop Date and needs to add and/or drop subjects from his/her registration must petition the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP). Petitions are available from the CAP website and in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming, 7-104. Petitioning to add or drop a subject does not guarantee that it will pass, and petitions that are approved are subject to a $40 approval fee.