Fall 2020 Drop/Add

Drop/Add Period 1
Sunday, August 9 – Friday, August 21

Drop/Add Period 1 begins Sunday, August 9 according to the schedule below. You may make schedule changes from your begin time through the end of period 1: Friday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Drop/Add Period 2
Wednesday, August 26 - Tuesday, September 8

Drop/Add Period 2 will open for all students at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, August 26 and end on Tuesday, September 8 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT)


*Procedures: Refer below for the different methods and procedures for each Drop/Add period. Please pay particular attention to the dates for each method in Period 2.

*Waitlists: All waitlists will be removed prior to Drop/Add to allow online access to open seats. If you are interested in registering for a course you were on the waitlist for, you will need to add it using one of the methods described below.

*Chemistry: Students planning to add or switch sections of CHEM 101/102/111 or CHEM 263 must read the following guidance BEFORE requesting permission.

Drop/Add Request forms

Instructor Permission

Students are expected to register online during both Drop/Add periods. If a course requires instructor permission, use this form to submit your request to the instructor.

Submitting a Drop/Add Request form

Please read below for step-by-step instructions.

This form should only be used for courses that you cannot register for online.

  • To begin, select the reason(s) you are making an add request from the list provided. Please select all that apply. You may not be permitted to register if you haven't selected all of the relevant restrictions. You are encouraged to double check the course offerings to make sure you are aware of all restrictions that apply to you. If your reason for requesting permission is not in the list, select the “other” box to add your reason.
  • Next, enter the CRN of the course you are requesting to add.  If your course has a lab, please enter the lecture CRN first. You will be prompted for preferred lab information, if applicable.
  • In the Note to Faculty section, you may enter a message to the instructor if you want to provide additional information about your request.
  • In the Note to Registrar’s Office section, you may include a message for the registrar’s office staff, if needed.
  • Click submit to send your request to the instructor.

What happens next?

  • You will receive an email confirmation with a link to the form you submitted.
  • You may receive more than one email if additional actions are required before your request can be approved (e.g., adviser approval for a credit overload, etc.). Not everyone will receive additional emails but it’s important to pay attention. Your request may be delayed or denied if these additional steps are completed.
  • The instructor will receive an email with your request. They will review your request and approve or deny.
  • If denied, you will receive an email notification and, if appropriate,  you should identify another course to register for.
  • If approved, the registrar’s office will be notified and will code your record to ignore the restrictions the instructor approved to be overridden.
  • Once your record is coded, you will be notified to log into Banner Self-Service to add the course to your schedule.
    • Note:
      • You will not be officially registered until you add yourself to the course online. Read the notification email carefully to ensure you take the appropriate next steps.
      • You may need to drop a course in order to add. You should always use the Conditional Add/Drop feature when attempting to drop and add at the same time. 
      • See the Adding a Fifth Course section (below) for details on adding a fifth course.
      • Contact the Registrar's Office is you have any questions.

Drop/Add Procedures: Period 1

The Registrar's Office will be available 9:00-3:00 on Sunday, August 9 to assist students with Drop/Add.

Students are expected to make changes using Banner Self-Service/the portal. Log into the portal and click the Register for Classes link to access Banner Self-Service.

Dropping a Course

All students may drop courses online. Instructor permission is not required for drops. Use the Conditional Drop/Add feature if you want to drop a course only if you successfully add something else. 

Adding a Course

  • To add a course that has available seats and no pre-reqs or restrictions, you may add it online beginning at your assigned time on Sunday, August 9 through Friday, August 21 using Banner Self-Service (no PINs required). 
  • Courses that are closed, restricted, etc. may be added by obtaining the permission of the instructor using the new Drop/Add Request form (link in Drop/Add Request forms section above).
     

You should continue to check the course offerings to see if a seat has opened during the intervening times. Many changes occur over the course of the drop/add period.

Drop/Add Procedures: Period 2

Students are expected to make changes using Banner Self-Service/the portal. Log into the portal and click the Register for Classes link to access Banner Self-Service.

Dropping a Course

All students may drop courses online. Instructor permission is not required for drops. Use the Conditional Drop/Add feature if you want to drop a course only if you successfully add something else.  All drops must be made by the end of the Drop/Add period (September 8, 4:30 p.m. [EDT]).

Adding a Course

(Pay close attention to the date ranges) 

Wednesday, August 26 – Wednesday, September 2

  • To add a course that has available seats and no pre-reqs or restrictions, you may add it online beginning at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, August 26 through Wednesday, September 2 using Banner Self-Service. 
  • Courses that are closed, restricted, etc. may be added by obtaining the permission of the instructor using the new Drop/Add Request form (link in Drop/Add Request forms section above).
     

You should continue to check the course offerings to see if a seat has opened during the intervening times. Many changes occur over the course of the drop/add period.

Thursday, September 2 – Tuesday, September 8
Students wishing to add any course (open or closed) after September 2 must obtain the permission of the instructor by submitting the Drop/Add Request form no later than 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, September 8.

Summary for Period 2

Activity Begin Date & Time End Date & Time
Drop courses online Wednesday, August 26
(times vary--see schedule)
Tuesday, September 8
(ends at 4:30 p.m. [EDT])
Add open courses online Wednesday, August 26
(times vary--see schedule)
Wednesday, September 2
(ends at 4:30 p.m. [EDT])
Add courses with instructor permission using the Drop/Add Request form Wednesday, August 26 Tuesday, September 8
(ends at 4:30 p.m. [EDT])
Instructor permission required to add all courses Thursday, September 3 Tuesday, September 8
(ends at 4:30 p.m. [EDT])

Adding a Fifth Course

During Drop/Add Period 2, students will have the opportunity to add a fifth course, if needed. Students may not add more than 4.50 credits during Drop/Add period 1.

Students in the Classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023 are permitted to add a fifth course (up to 5.25* course credits) during Drop/Add Period 2. Credit limits for these class years have been adjusted for Drop/Add period 2 to allow students to register themselves up to 5.25 credits online. Students trying to add a fifth course that requires instructor permission may do so online after having a Drop/Add Request form (link above) approved by the instructor and after the registrar's office has coded your record to make you eligible to add online. (You will receive a confirmation email when you are eligible.) 

Students in the Class of 2024 wishing to add a fifth course (more than 4.50* course credits) during Drop/Add Period 2 must first obtain permission of their academic adviser/FSEM instructor. All required permissions must be submitted by the end of the Drop/Add period (September 8). Once adviser approval (see form below) is obtained, the registrar's office will adjust your credit limit, which will allow you to add additional credits to your schedule, following the appropriate Drop/Add procedures (i.e., add open course online before September 2 or obtain instructor permission using the Drop/Add request form).

*Per the university catalog, students wishing to register for 5.50 course credits must receive permission from their academic adviser. Students registering for more than 5.50 course credits must be approved to do so by both their academic adviser and the associate dean of the faculty.

Adviser Approval

Read the information above regarding the policies based on class year. If appropriate, use this form to request adviser permission. Once adviser permission is secured, you will be eligible to register online for a credit overload but you must identify an open, available course or receive instructor permission to register. If you are approved by your adviser you will receive more information about the process via email. 


Holds

Students who have financial holds on their records cannot make schedule changes until their hold is cleared. You can check to see if you have any holds via the portal.

Most financial holds are cleared by paying a past-due account balance. Contact the Office of Students Accounts for questions or assistance.


Independent study

Students must submit the completed independent study form, with all required permissions, by the end of Drop/Add Period 2 (September 8).


S/U Grade Option (Classes of 2021 & 2022 only)

Students in the classes of 2021 & 2022 may choose to take a course using the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading mode. The S/U form must be completed and submitted to the registrar's office before the end of the full-term course withdrawal period (October 28). See the academic calendar for S/U dates for part-of-term courses. For complete guidelines and instructions see the S/U Grading Option web page.


Drop/Add Begin Time Schedule

Drop/Add begin times are based on class year and last name (reverse order from registration) and are listed as Eastern Daylight Time.

Class of 2024 & New Transfer Students

Registration Order (by last name)

  • Beginning at 9:00 a.m.: S-Z
  • Beginning at 9:30 a.m.: L-R
  • Beginning at 10:00 a.m.: E-K
  • Beginning at 10:30 a.m.: A-D

Class of 2021

Registration Order (by last name)

  • Beginning at 11:00 a.m.: E-K
  • Beginning at 11:15 a.m.: L-R
  • Beginning at 11:30 a.m.: S-Z
  • Beginning at 11:45 a.m.: A-D

Class of 2022

Registration Order (by last name)

  • Beginning at 12:00 p.m.: E-K
  • Beginning at 12:15 p.m.: A-D
  • Beginning at 12:30 p.m.: S-Z
  • Beginning at 12:45 p.m.: L-R

Class of 2023

Registration Order (by last name)

  • Beginning at 1:00 p.m.: S-Z
  • Beginning at 1:15 p.m.: A-D
  • Beginning at 1:30 p.m.: E-K
  • Beginning at 1:45 p.m.: L-R

Printing Schedules from the Portal

  • Log in to the Portal using your network log in and password. In the Banner Self-Service portlet, click on the Registrar tab.
  • Click on the “Student Course Schedule (Drop/Add and Final)” link. Choose the term, if prompted
  • Print your schedule as usual from your web browser.
  • If you experience trouble accessing your schedule through the portal, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 315-228-7111 or by e-mail at itshelp@colgate.edu.

Registrar's Office Hours

Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.