Fall 2016 Drop/Add
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Registration times – Upperclass fall drop/add will open Tuesday evening, September 6: Seniors – 7pm, Juniors – 8pm, Sophomores – 9pm; and First-Year drop/add will open Tuesday afternoon 2pm. Drop/add will close at 4:30pm, Friday, September 16. The system is available 24 hours per day.
Checking for holds – Navigate Self Service> Student Center. Check the information. If Advising or Registration holds are listed, click , then click the link on any listed hold for instructions. Or navigate Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Holds and drill down on any advising or registration holds listed.
Viewing Your Class Schedule – Navigate Self Service>Student Center. Your fall schedule will display under the Fall 2016 Schedule section. You can click for a more detailed calendar format. Or navigate Self Service > Enrollment > My Class Schedule. If you did not preregister, you will see a note that you are not enrolled in classes.
Viewing the Schedule of Classes – If you need to browse for courses, navigate Self-Service>Student Center and click , or navigate Self Service > Class Search/Browse Catalog > Class Search. Select Fall 2016 for the term if it is not defaulted. Detailed information on class searches is available on the Registrar’s website, PeopleSoft/Students link. To view both open and closed sections, uncheck the Show Open Classes Only checkbox. On the search results look for the open or closed status. To check for instructor consent or prerequisite information, click the link to drill down to class details. If the course is instructor consent or has prerequisites enforced, this will be listed under an section.
Course changes. You may add courses, drop courses or swap courses (drop and add in one pass), or designate a fifth course. Navigate to Self-Service>Student Center, and click the Enroll link. Or you can navigate through the Enrollment submenu links. Once in the enrollment pages, you can add, drop, swap, designate a fifth course (edit), search for classes, or check your class schedule without needing to navigate back to the Student Center or Enrollment menu. More detailed enrollment instructions, with more screenshots are available on the Registrar’s website, under the PeopleSoft/Students link. If you have problems adding or changing courses, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, describing what you are trying to do and what error message you see. We will try our best to help you.
o When swapping a lab or conference section for a single lecture course, the swap is for the lab/conf section from and to. You will remain enrolled in the lecture section (even if the lecture section is currently closed.)
o When swapping sections in a multi-lecture, multi-conference or multi-lab course, such as ARTH101 or CSCI 134
· To swap conf/lab sections, under swap ‘with’, select another conf/lab section, then select the lecture section on the related components page. If you select the same lecture that you are currently enrolled in, your enrollment will remain, even if the section is closed.
· To swap lecture sections, under swap ‘with’, select another lecture section, then select the conf/lab section on the related components page. If you select the same conference or lab that you are currently enrolled in, your enrollment will remain, even if the section is closed.
· To swap both lecture and conf/lab sections, under swap ‘with’, select either the lecture or conf/lab section, then select the other component section on the related component page.
Designating a Fifth Course - If you will be taking five courses, you must designate one course as a fifth course. The grading basis is 'Extra Graded'. You can change a course to an Extra Graded course at the same time as adding or swapping the course by changing the grading basis on the Enrollment Preferences step, then proceeding with the add or swap.
Until the end of drop/add you can switch which course is Extra Graded by updating the grading option as above. If you designate one course Extra Graded, then drop a regularly graded course, make sure you change the Extra Graded course back to graded. By the end of drop/add, you must have four regularly graded courses on your schedule.
If you are puzzled, come to the Registrar’s Office for help or e-mail email@example.com. We check e-mail evenings and weekends during drop/add and will help as quickly as we can.