How to Add or Drop Classes through Monday, September 9

As of Tuesday, September 3 the following rules will apply through Monday, September 9.  This information is provided as a quick guide.  The Registrar’s Office publishes all policies related to adds and drops.    Please see the Registrar’s website for the full policies.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, November 4.

The processes below relate to semester-length, classroom-based courses:

Pre-Business Students

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor and advisor.  Take form to UI Service Center at 2700 UCC for processing. Deadline is Monday, September 9 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated in MyUI.  Authorization of advisor must be obtained.  Athletes and international students may require additional authorizations.  Drop can be completed in MyUI after authorization(s) obtained.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, September 9.  Authorizations must be requested by 4:00 on Monday, September 9.

Direct Admit Students and Transfer Students enrolled in first 2 semesters at UI

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor and advisor.  Take form to UI Service Center at 2700 UCC for processing. Deadline is Monday, September 9 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated in MyUI.  Authorization of advisor must be obtained.  Athletes and international students may require additional authorizations.  Drop can be completed in MyUI after authorization(s) obtained.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Monday, September 9.  Authorizations must be requested by 4:00pm on Monday, September 9.

Standard Admit, Direct Admit, and Declared Majors enrolled in 3rd or later semester at UI

Add – with change of registration form.  Signature must be obtained from instructor only.   Take form to UI Service Center at 2700 UCC for processing. Deadline is Monday, September 9 at 4:30pm.  After this date, add can only occur with Dean’s approval.

Drop – process is initiated on MyUI.  Authorization of advisor is not required. Athletes and international students may require authorizations.  Course will be removed from transcript (no “W” grade will appear) if drop is completed by 11:59pm on Friday, August 31.  Authorizations (if needed) must be requested by 4:00pm on Monday, September 9.

 

Add/Drop–Important Deadlines to Enter in your Planner

Here is a summary of the most common course deadlines.  There are even more deadlines listed on the Office of the Registrar’s website: https://registrar.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar

Adding and Dropping the First Week of Classes

You may add and drop courses the first week of the semester via MyUI. This option ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 2.

Adding and Dropping the Second Week and On

  • Adding courses (Paper Form Needed)
    Starting Tuesday, September 3, you will have to use a paper Change of Registration Form to add courses or change sections.  You can get a change of registration form: https://registrar.uiowa.edu/changes-registration
    • You will an instructor’s signature to add or change sections.
    • You’ll also need an advisor’s signature if you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University.
    • You do not need an advisor’s signature to change sections of the same class.

The last day to add semester-length courses is Monday, September 9.

  • Dropping Courses (MyUI or Paper Form)
    • Starting Tuesday, September 3, you may continue to drop courses using MyUI. You will be prompted about the permissions you’ll need to drop.  Student-Athletes and International students require additional permissions.
    • Instructor’s permissions are NOT required for dropping courses.
    • If you are a prebusiness student or if you are a student admitted to the Tippie College in your first year of enrollment at the University, you will be required to meet with your advisor to receive permission to drop a course.
    • Tippie students in their second year and above do not need an advisor’s permission to drop.

The last day to drop semester-length courses without a W is Monday, September 9 Starting September 10 you will have a “W” on  your transcript when you drop a semester length course.

The last day to drop semester-length courses is Monday, November 4.

Additional Deadlines
To look up deadlines for your courses especially those that are off-cycle (not the full semester) : https://registrar.uiowa.edu/course-deadlines