Drop & Add Classes

Want to change your schedule? Read this first.

Before you drop or add a class, make sure you understand the rules. Your timing makes all the difference when it comes to whether or not you’re hit with extra fees or a bad grade. Your status as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student will also determine the steps you take and the potential effect of a change in your schedule.

Dropping or adding classes can affect your financial aid, scholarship status, or tuition cost. If you do decide to drop or add a class, be sure to talk with your academic advisor or faculty chair first. If you’re worried about what will happen with your finances, contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

You are responsible for taking the appropriate steps outlined on this page to officially add or drop a class. Failure to do so may cause you to get an F in a course you didn’t attend—or not get credit for a course you did attend. Keep in mind that not attending a class or not paying for a class will not result in you being automatically dropped.

Making changes during the self-service drop/add period

Self-service drop/add is available from your initial registration through the first week of classes in fall and spring terms or the end of the third day of each major summer session. If you drop a class during this time, it won’t show up on your transcript. So if you want to avoid a W (Withdrawn) grade, make sure to drop during the drop/add period.