After the second week of class, you must submit add, drop, and audit requests through your college or school dean’s office. Therefore, if you are a junior or senior in a professional school, you must conduct adds, drops, and audit requests through your professional school regardless of whether or not the course is offered by a department in that school. In turn, if you are a  student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you must conduct add, drop, and audit requests through the Academic Advising Program. The processes for adding classes in the College of Arts and Sciences follows.

If you are seeking an exception to the standard course load limits you should review the approval guidelines for overload and underload.

Adding Classes

During the Online Registration Period

You may add classes to your schedule through ConnectCarolina during the online registration period. Online registration ends on the fifth class day for fall and spring terms, and on the second class day for Maymester and summer terms. You should confirm your registration period on ConnectCarolina and identify important dates and deadlines on the University Registrar’s calendar.

After the Online Registration Period

During the second week of class, adds are processed directly through academic departments. This process varies department by department, but generally you are required to first obtain approval from the course instructor.

Beginning the third week of class, the add process begins in Academic Advising. Instructor approval must be obtained and the student must have been regularly attending the course.  Adding courses after the second week of classes is subject to approval by an academic dean.

Procedures for Adding after the second week of class through academic advising

  1. Receive permission from instructor to add class.
  2. Obtain add/drop/audit form from the Academic Advising office during drop-in hours.
  3. Complete personal and class information sections of form.
  4. Obtain initials of the instructor of the class you wish to add.
  5. Complete and submit add/drop/audit form to an advisor during drop-in hours.
  6. Student must receive final approval from an academic dean to add a course during this period.