Drop⁄Add

How to Drop and Add Classes

Each term has three different time periods during which different rules for Drop/Add apply. The dates at which these periods begin and end are very firm, and are listed in the LSA Calendar each term. It is the student's responsibility to know these dates and rules.

Period I - Weeks 1-3 of full terms (weeks 1-2 of half-terms):
You may drop and add courses at any time via web registration wolverineaccess.umich.edu

Period II - Weeks 4-9 of full terms (weeks 3-4 1/2 of half-terms)

Drop/Add requests are processed through the Academic Advising Center in 1255 Angell Hall.

Drops: Pick up a Late Drop Form from the Advising Center, have it signed both by the course instructor and by an academic advisor, and then return it. Drops during this period receive a grade of 'W' on your transcript.

Adds: Pick up a Late Add Form from the Advising Center and fill out the requested student information. You will need to obtain from the course instructor an electronic override in order to add the course at this time in the term. Once you have the override, return the form to the Advising Center for processing.

Period III - After the 9th week of full term (4 1/2 weeks of half-terms)

Drop/Add requests are processed through the Academic Advising Center in 1255 Angell Hall.

Drops: Course drops are possible only if non-academic extenuating circumstances occurring after the Period II deadline prevent the student from finishing the class. Such circumstances may include serious, unanticipated poor health (with doctor's documentation) or severe, unanticipated personal problems. Poor academic performance or threat of failure is not an acceptable reason for a late drop during Period III.

You must fill out a Petition for an Exception to the Late Drop Form from the Academic Advising Center in 1255 Angell Hall, and have it signed by both the course instructor and an academic advisor, then return it. A committee will meet to consider your request, and will inform you by e-mail of its decision. You will need to provide on the form a narrative describing the reasons for the request. Your instructor must respond to the questions on the reverse of the form; requests are incomplete without the instructor's response.

Adds: You must fill out a Petition for an Exception to the Late Add Form from the Academic Advising Center in 1255 Angell Hall. Late adds after the late drop/add deadline are rare and require from the student an explanation that the course instructor must substantiate. The Board assumes that the student has either been doing the work for the class throughout the semester, or that the number of course credits are small enough for the student to complete reasonably by the end of the semester.


Note: This information is intended as a rough guide only. For more details, special cases or unusual circumstances, consult an academic advisor or Academics and Requirements.

 

How to Late Drop a course (Video from the Newnan's Youtube pages)

How to Late Drop a course

Tuition Changes Resulting From Drop/Adds

The University assesses tuition according to the number of registered credits at the end of the open drop/add period

Request for Term Withdrawal (PDF)

Students who wish to withdraw once classes have begun should contact the Academic Advising Center. Students who withdraw within the first drop/add period are assessed disenrollment and registration fees, but the registration...

Request for Late Drop

Use this form to drop a class after the Drop/Add Deadline (during Period II Drop/Add). After Period II, use the Petition for an Exception to the Late Drop Deadline form.

Request for Late Add

During Period II Drop/Add, use this form to request a Late Add. After Period II, use the Petition for an Exception to the Late Add Deadline form.

Petition for an Exception to the Late Drop Deadline

Use this form after Period II, when the late drop period is over.

Petition for an Exception to the Late Add Deadline

During Period III Drop/Add, use this form to request a Late Add