See Academic Calendar for exact dates of Add/Drop Periods.
Adding Courses during the Add Period
Students may add courses through the third day of classes (see exact dates) if no holds exist. Most students may add courses online. If the student has an advisor hold or if the student is on academic probation with restricted enrollment, a Course Change Card (pdf) with your advisor's signature must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. If changing sections of the same course, no signature is required.
Adding Courses after the Add Period
Courses should be added after the add period only in rare circumstances. To do so, a Course Change Card (pdf) must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar with the signatures of the advisor (if your advisor hold has not been removed), instructor, and course department's chairperson. If you are changing (dropping and adding) sections of the same course, a Course Change Card (pdf) must be submitted with the course departments chairperson's and both instructors' signatures.
Dropping Courses during the Drop Period
Students may drop courses with no fee or academic penalty through the fifth day of classes (see exact dates). Most students may drop courses online during this period. Students with advisor holds, students enrolled in Regents remediation courses, or students on academic probation with restricted enrollment courses must drop courses by submitting a Course Change Card (pdf) to the Office of the Registrar for processing.
Dropping Courses after the Drop Period
On or before the last day to drop a course without academic penalty (unless previously assigned an "F" by the professor for absences, see exact dates), students may drop courses using the Course Change Card. (pdf) signature of the instructor is required. If an advisor hold exists, advisor signature is also required. The signature of the Department Chair is required if the course has a co requisite that the student is not dropping.
After the last day to drop a course without academic penalty (unless previously assigned an "F" by the professor for absences, see exact dates), the student will receive a grade of "WF."
Current students are expected to enroll for courses during the advance registration period. Late registration should occur only in rare circumstances. Students who delay their registration until on or after the first day of the semester will be required to pay all tuition and fees for the semester at the time of registration. If registration occurs after the first three days of classes, a Course Change Card (pdf) must be submitted with the signatures of your advisor (if advisor hold has not been removed), instructor, chairperson of each course, and the Business Office. No credit will be awarded for any course for which the student is not properly registered.