Adding or Dropping a Course

University Policy

College of Arts & Sciences Policy

A student should consult with his or her advisor before adding or dropping a course, except where the add/drop consists merely of a change of section within the same course. Courses may not be added after the second week of classes (or—in foreign languages, mathematics, and the College Writing Program—after the first week of classes). In some cases, adding a course requires the signature of the instructor on an add-drop form. Students may drop classes themselves via add-drop forms or on the Web. Courses dropped after the fifth week of classes are noted on a student’s transcript with the mark of W. A course cannot be dropped after the end of the tenth week of classes.