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Drop/Add start time change to better serve, support students

From: Office of the University Registrar

In order to better serve and be more responsive to the needs of our students during Drop/Add registration, the Office of the University Registrar has moved up the initial start of the Drop/Add period four hours to 8:00 p.m. (instead of the usual 12:01 a.m. start time.) This is a permanent change for all academic terms.

Historically, a large number of students access registration when it first opens, which occasionally has led to demand challenges. The change in start time will allow support staff from the Office of the University Registrar and the Division of Information Technology to be available to students.

Please note that course request start times will NOT change. In addition, any subsequent reopening of the Drop/Add period will begin at 12:01 a.m. and not at the new 8:00 p.m. start time for initial opening.  

The following table shows the newly adjusted Drop/Add dates and times for the remainder of the calendar year, as listed on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

  • S1: First 6 Week Summer Session 2021 –

ADD: 3/15/21 (8 p.m.) - 5/26/21
DROP: 3/15/21 (8 p.m.) - 6/7/21

  • S2: Second 6 Week Summer Session 2021 –

ADD: 3/15/21 (8 p.m.) - 7/9/21
DROP: 3/15/21 (8 p.m.) - 7/20/21

  • S3: 12 Week Summer Session 2021 –

ADD: 3/15/21 (8 p.m.) - 5/27/21
DROP: 3/15/21 (8 p.m.) - 6/22/21

  • Fall 2021 –

ADD: 4/23/21 (8 p.m.) - 5/28/21, and 8/2/21 - 8/27/21
DROP: 4/23/21 (8 p.m.) - 5/28/21, and 8/2/21 - 10/5/21

Students, college/department staff, or academic advisors who have additional questions may contact the Office of the University Registrar or visit their website.

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