What you need to know

Changes to your registration — including subject registration status, adding or dropping a subject, or changing units — are made using the Add/Drop Application. Your instructor and/or advisor can approve or deny your request, or request a consultation with you to discuss the change. Be sure to check the Academic Calendar for deadlines each term. Changes after the Add/Drop deadline must be made by petition.

Some key points to remember:

  • You are responsible for final submission of all approved changes.
  • Undergraduates — all changes require the approval of your advisor.
  • Graduate students — all changes require the approval of your departmental registration officer.
  • You need instructor approval to add a subject after the first week of the term or to change the number of units for a thesis or a units-arranged subject.
  • Dropped subjects never appear on your transcript (external record). Subjects dropped by Add Date do not appear on your internal grade report. Subjects dropped after Add Date will appear on your internal grade report with the notation DR.
  • We strongly recommend submitting your Add/Drop changes well ahead of the deadlines so that your approver has time to review and enter a decision.

What you need to do

  • Use our Add/Drop Application to file your change request.
  • An email notification will be sent to your advisor and/or instructor, as appropriate. He or she will approve or deny your request and may wish to discuss the change with you before doing so.
  • After your advisor and/or instructor has approved your request, return to the Add/Drop Application to submit the change(s).
  • Your final submission must be made by 11:59 PM on Add or Drop Date.
  • After the Add and Drop deadlines, all change requests must be made through petition, which may incur up to a $50 late fee, if approved.

Key deadlines: Fall 2021

Add a subject

 

Add a full-term subject

October 8 

Add a half-term subject (H1)

September 17

Add a half-term subject (H2)

November 1

Add a subject that begins after Add Date (UROP for credit, thesis, special subjects)

November 18

Drop a subject

 

Drop a full-term subject

November 18

Drop a half-term subject (H1)

October 8

Drop a half-term subject (H2)

November 29

Drop a subject that begins after Add Date (UROP for credit, thesis, special subjects)

November 18

Change status in a registered subject

 

Change from listener to credit (full-term)

October 8

Change from listener to credit (H1)

September 17

Change from listener to credit (H2)

November 1

Change from credit to listener (full-term)

November 18

Change from credit to listener (H1)

October 8

Change from credit to listener (H2)

November 29 

Change from credit to listener (Exploratory subject taken in Spring 2021)

September 7 

Change number of units for thesis or units-arranged subject (full-term)

December 9 (Last day of classes)

Change number of units for thesis or units-arranged subject (H1) October 8
Change number of units for thesis or units-arranged subject (H2) November 29

Change grading options

 

Change a hidden D for a Spring 2021 subject taken under the Science Core GIR P/NR option to a regular grade

September 7

Change a Spring 2021 D/NE grade to a D October 8
Change to or from P/NR under the experimental grading policy (full-term) October 8
Change to or from P/NR under the experimental grading policy (H1)

September 17

Change to or from P/NR under the experimental grading policy (H2) November 1
Designate a Spring 2021 subject as Pass/No Record through the Flexible P/NR option October 8 
Change to or from Jr/Sr and Graduate P/D/F grading (full-term) October 8
Change to or from Jr/Sr and Graduate P/D/F grading (H1) September 17
Change to or from Jr/Sr and Graduate P/D/F grading (H2) November 1