DROPPING AND ADDING COURSES DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES
You may change your schedule on MyUI until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 27. After that time, you will need to obtain authorization from your advisor for any courses you want to drop, and the signatures of your advisor and the instructor for any courses you want to add. The instructor’s signature is no longer required to drop a course at any time in the semester. If you are a student athlete or an international student, you will need additional permissions to drop a course, beginning the first day of classes (from Student-Athlete Academic Services if you are a student athlete, and from International Student and Scholar Services if you are an international student). See links below for more information.
You will not be able to use MyUI to change any off-cycle sections (sections that do not meet for the full length of the semester) that have already begun. You will need signatures from your advisor and the instructor to add an off-cycle course that has already begun, and authorization by your advisor to drop an off-cycle course that has already begun.
If you’re considering a course change during the first week of classes, the Advising Center recommends that you see your academic advisor to discuss whether a change is a good idea for your individual situation. Before adding any course, carefully read the course description on MyUI to make sure you are eligible to take the course. If you are simply changing sections of the same course, you do not need to contact your advisor.
If you add a course during the first week, catch up immediately on readings and assignments. You should also talk with the instructor to let him or her know that you have joined the class. Good questions to ask, if it isn’t clear from the syllabus: Do absences already earned count against you in a course where attendance is part of your grade? What assignments have you missed? What do you need to do to become an active part of the class?
DROPPING AND ADDING COURSES AS OF THE SECOND WEEK OF CLASSES
As of the 6th day of the semester, you can drop courses through MyUI, after you have obtained the appropriate authorizations.
- You can indicate your intention to drop the course on the Courses/Registration page on MyUI by clicking “Drop” for the specified course.
- My UI will display a page with messages about the various permissions needed for the drop, information about deadlines, and warnings about possible implications to consider.
- After reading the messages, click the button on the bottom of the page indicating that you agree to obtain required authorizations to complete the drop.
- If you’re advised in the Academic Advising Center, you must make an appointment to discuss the drop with your advisor. Only after that meeting will your advisor electronically authorize your request to drop a course.
- If other authorizations are required (e.g., Student-Athlete Academic Services, International Students and Scholar Services, Dean’s Office), you will also need to obtain those authorizations.
- Once you have obtained all required authorizations, log into MyUI to complete the drop by clicking the “Drop” button on the Courses/Registration page.
- Advisors in other departments or colleges may have other procedures in place for obtaining authorizations. If you are not advised in the Academic Advising Center, check with your departmental or college advisor to see what their policy is.
You can still process drops on the paper drop form at the Registrar’s Service Center in 17 Calvin Hall, once you have obtained all required signatures.
Adding a course after the first week will continue to require a paper form with your advisor’s signature and the instructor’s signature (as well as any additional signatures such as Student-Athlete Academic Services, International Student and Scholar Services, or Dean’s Office). These forms must be processed at 17 Calvin Hall. For some courses, the department will sign for the instructor; see the table below.
The forms for adding and dropping are available online: Change of Registration Form.
Note that for undergraduates the last day to add a regular, semester-length course in Fall 2017, or to drop one without receiving a "W," is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1. The last day that undergraduates may drop a semester-length course is 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 30.
|Department||Office||Policy for ADDING|
|African American Studies||210 JB 335-0285||see instructor|
|American Studies||210 JB
|Anthropology||114 MH 335-0522||GEP classes, see TA; all other courses, see instructor|
|Arabic||111 PH 335-2923||Go to 111 PH for instructor's office number or signature.|
|Art||150 ABW 335-1376||see instructor|
|Astronomy||203 VAN 335-1686||for courses below 2000, go to 203 VAN; courses above 2000, see instructor|
|Biochemistry||4-403 BSB 335-8993||go to Biochemistry Office or see instructor|
|Biology||143 BB 335-1050||
To add Animal Bio, Foundations, or Diversity, see Cindy Toll, 133 BBE
|Chemistry||E225 CB 335-1341||
go to Chemistry Center, E225 CB
|Chinese||111 PH 335-2923||Go to 111 PH for instructor's office number or signature.|
105 BCSB 335-0330
|Classics||210 JB 335-2323||see instructor|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||
119C SHC 335-8718
|Communication Studies||105 BCSB 335-0578||go to 243 AJB, see Andrea Krekel.|
|Computer Science||14 MLH 335-0713||
|Dance||E114 HH 335-2228||go to class and see instructor|
|Earth and Environmental Sciences||115 TH 335-1818||For EES:1090/ENVS:1090, students see Hannah Whitcomb in 121 C TH; for adds in other EES/ENVS courses, see the course instructor.|
|Educational Policy and Leadership Studies||N491 LC 335-5302||see instructor|
|English||308 EPB 335-0454||General Education literature courses, go to 308B EPB; for CW courses inquire at Dey House; for all other courses, go to class and see instructor|
|ESL (English as Second Language)||1112 UCC 335-5630||go to department office|
|French & Italian||111 PH 335-2923||
Go to 111 PH for instructor's office number or signature.
|Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies||210 JB 335-0322||see instructor|
|Geographical & Sustainability Sciences||316 JH 335-0151||see instructor|
|German||111 PH 335-2923||Go to 111 PH for instructor's office number or signature.|
|Global Health Studies||
305 N CC 384-1328
|Health and Human Physiology||E102 FH 384-4664||see instructor|
|Health & Physical Activity Skills||S501 FH 335-9302||go to class|
|History||280 SH 335-2299||go to department office after 1 P.M.|
305 N CC 384-1328
|Journalism and Mass Communication||E305 AJB 335-3486||see instructor|
|Latin American Studies||21 SH 384-1328||see instructor|
|Lifetime Leisure Skills||E 216 FH 335-9293||Before class is underway, add on ISIS; after class is underway, go to first class meeting|
|Mathematics||14 MLH 335-0714||
Department will check placement, after first week see Cindy Farthing in 125 MLH or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org to check math placement; then see instructor to sign add slip
|Music||Voxman Music Building 335-1603||see instructor|
|Philosophy||169 EPB 335-0020||see instructor|
|Physics||203 VAN 335-1686||for courses below 2000, see Heather in 203 VAN; for other courses, see instructor|
|Political Science||341 SH 335-2358||see instructor|
|Psychological & Quantitative Foundations||361 LC 335-5578||see instructor|
|Psychology||E11 SSH 335-2406||go to department office|
|Public Health||CPHB||students should contact the instructor for add/drops|
Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
|discuss with advisor, then contact instructor|
|Religious Studies||314 GILH 335-2164||attend class and see instructor|
|Rhetoric||171 EPB 335-0178||add or change sections on MyUI through Monday, Jan 23rd .|
|Social Work||308 NH
|see instructor first; see Susan Dirks or Kate Kemp in the department office if instructor is not available|
|Sociology||W140 SSH 335-2502||see instructor|
|Sport Studies||210 JB
|Spanish and Portuguese||for GEP courses: 303 PH, 335-2241; for other courses: 111 PH, 335-3402||to add, drop , or change sections of GEP courses, during the first five days of class, use MyUI; afterwards, go to 303 PH. For all other courses, see instructor.|
|Sport and Recreation Management||
E102 FH 384-4664
|Statistics||241 SH 335-0712||
|Swahili||111 PH 335-2923||Go to 111 PH for instructor's office number or signature.|
Teaching and Learning (EDTL)
|N259 LC 335-5324||see instructor|
|Theatre Arts||107 TB 335-2700||see instructor|
|Therapeutic Recreation||E102 FH 384-4664||see instructor|
||111 PH 335-2923||Go to 111 PH for instructor's office number or signature.|