A set timeline for making changes to your schedule each semester is outlined in the course catalog. The Registrar’s Office sends regular email reminders of these dates throughout the year.
Open Registration Period
November and April, after Plan Ahead course requests are processed, each class of students (seniors, juniors, sophomores, first-years) get approximately 29 hours to make schedule changes online during November (for spring) and April (for fall). Students may register for up to 2.25 units during this time. You must meet with your faculty advisor to discuss schedule choices, degree requirements and to obtain an alternate PIN required for web registration.
End of the Semester Drop/Add Period
This is a five-day period for adding courses and switching sections of classes for the upcoming semester during the final week of classes. All changes during this period must be done on the Enrollment Change Request Form and must include the signature of the advisor.
First seven class days of the semester. Students may make adjustments to schedules throughout this period with the signature of the advisor. Dropped courses disappear from your record completely during this period. This is also the period during which you may add an individual study or sign up to audit a course. Use the Enrollment Change Request Form for any course changes. After the drop/ add period ends, additions of courses and allowed withdrawals from courses will cost $35, and allowed withdrawals from courses will remain on your record.
Late Add Period
Eighth class day through the third week of the semester. Students may add courses that they have been attending through the third week of the semester with the signatures of both the instructor and advisor. A $35 late fee will be charged. Students who may be sitting in on a class but still deciding whether to take the course should register to audit the course during the first seven class days to avoid fees. Use the Enrollment Change Request Form for any late add requests in this period.
First six weeks of the semester. Students may change a course grading mode to and from a pass/D/ fail with approval and signature from the instructor and the signature of the advisor. You may use the pass/D/fail option on up to 3.00 units* of the 16.00 units required for graduation. Use the Enrollment Change Request Form for all grading mode changes.
Withdraw (WD) Period
Eight class day through the eighth week of the semester. Students may withdraw from a class as late as the eighth week of the semester with the signature of the instructor and advisor as long as doing so does not drop their course load below the minimum 1.75 units for the semester. A $35 late fee will be charged, and a WD will appear on the academic record. Use the Enrollment Change Request Form to change classes to WD.