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Add/Drop Fall 2014

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Online Add Drop
Adding a Subject
Dropping a Subject
Changing Status in a Registered Subject
Missed Deadlines

Online Add Drop

After a student submits Online Registration, all further requests to add, drop, change units, and change subject registration status are made via the Online Add/Drop application. Email notifications will be sent to instructors (where appropriate) and advisors when a student requests approval for a registration change. Instructors and advisors can approve or deny the request or request a consultation with the student to discuss the change. The student is responsible for the final submittal of all approved changes.

Detailed instructions for students are provided within the application. There is also an extensive Help Section, which includes an online tutorial for instructors and advisors.

Students will have until until 11:59pm on Add and Drop Date to submit approved changes that are due on each date (the system will not accept submittals after that time). It is strongly recommended that students request approval well ahead of the Add and Drop deadlines so that approvers have time to enter a decision.

Special deadlines apply to Sophomore Exploratory subjects.

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Adding a Subject

All add requests must be approved by an undergraduate student’s advisor or a graduate student’s departmental registration officer.

Instructors must also approve all subjects added after the first week of the term.

Adding UROPs: To add a UROP for credit, use the subject number that begins with the academic department number and ends with either .UR or .URG to indicate the grading method. Dept#.UR is graded P/D/F; Dept#.URG is graded A/B/C/D/F (ex. For a UROP in Biology, use 7.UR for P/D/F grading and 7.URG for letter grading)

Add Date: Friday, October 3
Drop Date: Wednesday, November 19

Type of Subject Add Deadline
Full-term subject Add Date
Subject scheduled entirely in the first half of the term Add Date
Subject scheduled entirely in the second half of the term Drop Date
Subject which begins after Add Date e.g. UROP for credit, thesis, special subjects Drop Date

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Dropping a Subject

All drop requests must be approved by an undergraduate student’s advisor or a graduate student’s departmental registration officer. Instructors do not approve drop requests.

Dropped subjects never appear on the student’s transcript (external record).

Subjects dropped by Add Date do not appear on the student’s internal grade report. Subjects dropped after Add Date appear on the internal grade report with the notation DR.

Add Date: Friday, October 3
Drop Date: Wednesday, November 19

Type of Subject Drop Deadline
Full-term subject Drop Date
Subject scheduled entirely in the first half of the term Add Date
Subject scheduled entirely in the second half of the term Last Day of Classes,
Wednesday, December 10

Subject which begins after Add Date e.g. UROP for credit, thesis, special subjects

Drop Date

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Changing Status in a Registered Subject

Add Date: Friday, October 3
Drop Date: Wednesday, November 19

Status Change Required Signature Deadline
To or from P/D/F grading under Junior-Senior P/D/F or Graduate P/D/F Option

advisor/departmental
registration officer

same as adding the subject
From Listener to Credit advisor/departmental
registration officer
same as adding the subject
From Credit to Listener advisor/departmental
registration officer
same as dropping the subject
Change number of units for thesis or a units-arranged subject advisor/departmental
registration officer AND instructor
Last Day of Classes,
Wednesday, December 10

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Missed Deadlines

A student must submit the approved request prior to the 11:59 add or drop date deadline.  After the deadline, a student will see a message indicating that requests for registration changes must be made by petition.  

Please note: Even if the approvals had been received prior to the deadline, if student submittal does not occur by 11:59, the system will prevent the transaction.

A $50 processing fee will be charged for late changes permitted by petition. Undergraduate students petition the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) and graduate students petition the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE).

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