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IUPUI Office of the Registrar

Late Registration and Adds

IUPUI allows students to register or adjust their schedules (drop/add) through the end of the first week of the semester. As long as space is available in your course and no enrollment authorizations are required, students can register for or add your course without your signature during the first week. Their names will show up on your next roster .

If authorizations are required and the class is still open, a student will need to contact the school or department which offers the course to get clearance to enroll.

Students might also be placed into your course through the automated waiting list system . Nearly all courses use the waitlist which generally runs through the third day of the semester. If we have not placed the student by the morning of the fourth day of the term we will stop trying and it will be up to you to decide whether to allow the student to enroll in the class as an overload to your section. Note that courses which require special authorization are not made available to the waitlist.

Should you admit a student as an overload, you will need to sign a drop/add form. The student picks up this form from his or her school recorder or advisor. The forms will be processed in the Office of the Registrar as soon as waitlist placements end so that a student does not skip ahead of any waitlisted student.

Beginning the second week of the semester the student needs your signature as well as that of his or her advisor on a drop/add form to add a class. This is true even if the course has not yet started (a second eight week course, for example).


Students may withdraw from a class with just the signature of their academic advisor up through the 8th week of the Fall or Spring or through the third week of a summer session. After that date any withdrawals require your signature as well as that of the student's academic advisor. Assuming you agree with the student's request to withdraw you should assign a grade of W if the work to that point is of passing quality or an F if it is not. The general deadline for withdrawals is the end of the twelfth week of Fall or Spring or the end of the fourth week of a summer session. Withdrawals after these deadlines are possible. These late withdrawals are granted only in extraordinary cases. Poor academic performance is not considered grounds for a late withdrawal.

Any late withdrawal must be processed in the Office of the Registrar by the last day of classes for the semester. Beginning the first day of final exams any request for late withdrawals must go through the grade change process.

> Consult the Academic Calendar for specific dates and deadlines.