Add, Drop and Resign Courses

When making changes to your semester schedule, remember to consider the following:

  • Dropping below full time or 12 credits can impact your eligibility for financial aid and scholarships (e.g. Excelsior Scholarship requires 30 completed credits a year).
  • The courses you need to stay on track to complete your degree in four years.
  • To complete your degree in four years you need to complete at least 30 credits a year.
  • Some courses must be completed in a sequence; if you drop the first part (e.g. Che 101) you cannot take the second part (e.g. Che 102) of the sequence.
  • Some courses are pre-requisite or co-requisite to other courses, if you drop one of these it impacts the next course you are able to take.

If you make changes to your semester schedule you should ALWAYS print out an updated copy for your records from the HUB Student Center (via MyUB) and verify that all changes have been recorded correctly.

Students resigning classes should carefully consult calendars of deadline dates and confer with an academic advisor and financial aid advisor concerning impact on academic and financial aid eligibility.


Students may change their schedule (dropping or adding courses) at any time after the early registration period until the end of the drop/add period. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on the students’ transcripts and students are not financially responsible for these courses.

For the actual drop and add dates within a term see the Registrar Drop/Add information and the Student Academic Calendars.

Course Resignation

After the end of the Drop/Add period until the end of the eleventh week of classes students can resign from their course work. The grade of “R” will be recorded on a student’s record permanently.

Resigning from a course can impact financial aid, the ability to repeat some courses, and depending on the date of the resign a financial penalty may be charged to the student.

For further information review the Adding, Dropping, and Resigning Courses information in the Undergraduate Catalog and Registrar Resigning a Course pages. The Student Academic Calendars provide the actual resign dates for each semester.

Last updated: June 05, 2019 12:16 pm EST

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