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Add & Drop Procedures

There are three different procedures for adding and dropping regular, full-semester courses; each associated with an absolute deadline. See the Academic Calendar for specific dates each term. Be aware, summer deadlines come quicker than regular semester deadlines

Early Drop & Add Period
(the easy way)

For a limited number of days after the semester starts (typically no more than 7), you can drop and add courses on your own through the UCDAccess Portal. Drops during this period will not be reflected on your academic record, nor your final tuition bill. See the Registrar for instructions. Drops after this date incur a $100 charge.

Schedule Adjustment Period
(requires instructor's signature)

For a limited number of days (typically about a week) past the early drop/add period, you can still change your schedule without penalties (i.e. drops do not appear on your transcript, and you will receive an adjustment to your tuition bill). You need to get the course instructor's signature on a hard-copy of the Schedule Adjustment Form and submit that form directly to the Bursar's Office in the North Classroom Building room 1003.

Final Drop/Withdraw Period
(requires two signatures)

The final deadline to drop a course or withdraw from all classes without a petition and special approval by the CLAS dean typically falls in the 10th week of a regular semester (earlier in Summer). During this time frame, you will need your instructor's signature first and the signature of a representative from the advising office second on the Schedule Adjustment Form. Forms can be brought for a signature to the front desk of the advising office, and then submitted to the Bursar's Office by no later than 5PM on the deadline for each semester on the Academic Calendar.

After this deadline all drop/add activity for the semester will need the Dean's approval. Please visit NC 4002 to get information on petitioning the Dean for late drop/add. After the last day of regular classes for the semester, all drop/add activity will be considered retroactive and will require a separate petition. Retroactive withdrawal from all classes for a semester must be presented to the Academic Standards committee. Note: the committee does not meet over the summer. All pending petitions to the committee should be submitted at the end of August. Please contact (303) 556-2555 for more information.

Please Note: The UCD Downtown Denver Registrar is the final authority for policies governing all course registration. Please refer to the Registrar for complete details.​