Add/Drop Procedures

Adding Courses 

Note: All holds must be cleared prior to adding a course.

Print your own Add/Drop Form directly from your computer by visiting our Online Forms page.

Adding courses during the Add/Drop week requires you to get the signature of the instructor on an Add Form, then bring the Add Form to the Registrar's Office (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) for processing.

The deadline for adding classes is 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the Add/Drop week. Exception: Music ensembles (MUAP and MUCP classes) can be added on BearPAWS until 4:00 p.m. on the last day of the Add/Drop Week.

Dropping Courses 

Note: You can not drop online if there is a hold on your account.  You must either clear the hold or visit The Registrar's Office to drop a course.

Students can drop courses on BearPAWS during Add/Drop Week. This feature will be shut off at midnight on the last day of the Add/Drop week.

Certain courses cannot be web dropped:

  • FY 100 First Year Success Seminar requires approval of Louise Tyo, First Year Transitions Office 
  • Residential Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS) requires approval of Annette Robbins, Residence Life Office 
  • Pre-Scheduled Crane Courses must be dropped by the Crane secretary 
  • Internships requires approval of Toby White, Experiential Education Office
  •     Tutorials/Independent Study requires the approval of the instructor 
  •     Cross-Registration courses requires the notification of Jan Felt, Registrar's Office 

Instructor Drops & Attendance Policy

Students must attend the first meeting of each of their registered classes   or contact the instructor within 48 hours of the beginning of the first   meeting. If a student misses the first meeting without an explanation, the   instructor may choose to drop the student from the section.

Instructors are not obligated to drop students from classes for   non-attendance. It is the student's responsibility to drop sections which   they do not plan to attend.