Offices & Services

Office of the Registrar

Drop/Add Process

Returning students register for the upcoming semester’s courses during the mid-semester registration period.

Once this period has concluded, and the Provost’s Office has had a chance to review course enrollments to determine which (if any) sections to cancel, online Drop/Add will open. In the fall, WebAdvisor will begin to allow registrations beginning on either the Monday before or immediately following Thanksgiving (depending on when Thanksgiving falls on the calendar) and will remain open until the Friday before the start of the spring semester.

In the spring, online Drop/Add begins on the first Monday after the mid-semester registration period concludes. It will remain open until the Friday before Commencement, at which time all online Drop/Add ceases until the Summer Advising Days take place. A second Drop/Add period for returning students will begin on the Monday following the final Summer Advising Day (typically the first Monday in July unless this is the 4th). This second period ends on the Friday before the start of the fall semester.

Beginning on the first day of classes in either the fall or spring semesters, all registration changes require the use of a Drop/Add slip. Advisor and instructor signatures must accompany any additions, while only an advisor’s signature is required to drop a course. The Registrar’s Office sends periodic email reminders to students and faculty about in- and out-of-semester registration deadlines.