Drop Add Procedures
Registration and Course Adds
Changes in course registration schedules should be made during the first five days of classes.
- During this time, students may add courses using the registration system.
- After the first five days of classes, the addition of a course to a student’s registration schedule requires permission of the course instructor or the department concerned.
Additionally, students must obtain a Registration/Drop/Add form from their academic adviser, the concerned department, or their school. Students are required to have their school dean’s signature when registering for the first time or making any course additions after the last day to add a course and the end of late registration.
See the University Registrar’s Calendar for specific dates. In these cases, deans will only approve those registrations or course additions which have first been approved by the instructor, and only for truly exceptional circumstances.
Important: The form must be submitted to the University Registrar’s Office on the day of issuance.
Undergraduate students may drop courses using the registration system during their online access period; however, they are responsible for insuring that any registration schedule changes do not result in less than a twelve-academic hour semester registration, excluding all one-hour Physical Education Activity (PHYA) 200-level courses from the twelve-academic hour total.
- For more information: https://registrar.unc.edu/guide/registration-policies/drop-add-procedures/rules-course-drops/
Graduate students may drop courses using the registration system during the first eight weeks. After the eighth week of classes and before the end of the twelfth week of classes, graduate students must obtain a Registration/Drop/Add Form with signatures from their academic adviser or program. Forms should then be sent to The Graduate School for the required Dean’s signature.
Graduate students are required to have their academic adviser’s signature after the second week and before the twelfth week. See the University Registrar’s Calendar for the Last Day for Graduate Students to drop courses. Course drops requested After the Last Day for Graduate Students to drop courses requires approval of the Graduate School.
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