Drop/Add

PROGRAM ADJUSTMENT PERIOD (DROP/ADD)

During the Program Adjustment Period many students choose to make adjustments to their original schedule. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for detailed registration deadlines.

ADDING A COURSE

Consult the Academic Calendar for deadlines to add a course via MyUAlbany.  (Note: There are different deadlines for each session within a semester).  There are several items to look for on the Academic Calendar when adding a course:

  1. First day of late registration. A late registration fee will be charged to the student's account if they are adding their first course for the semester.
  2. The time period to add a course without permission of the instructor.  During this time, if a particular class is closed or restricted, the student must still obtain a permission number from the instructor or department of the course.
  3. The time period to add a course with permission of the instructor.  During this time, students may only add a course with a permission number from the instructor or department of the course.

NOTE: This policy intentionally gives the individual instructor or the department, school or program offering the course authority to refuse to admit additional students to the given section as of the seventh class day, even if class space remains in that section. After the last day to add with a Permission Number, each add is considered late (see below - Late Adding a Course).

DROPPING A COURSE

Consult the Academic Calendar for deadlines to drop and withdraw from courses via MyUAlbany (Note: There are different deadlines for each session within a semester).  There are several items to look for on the Academic Calendar when dropping a course:

  1. Dropping with/without financial liability. View the Tuition Liability Chart. Refer to the Student Financial Services website (www.albany.edu/studentaccounts) for further information regarding eligibility for, and amounts of, tuition refunds and adjustments.
  2. The time period to drop a course without receiving an indicator of "W".  The course will not appear on the student's academic record.
  3. The time period to drop a course with an indicator of "W" (withdrawn without academic penalty) that will remain on the student's academic record.

A student still enrolled in a class after the last day to withdraw is expected to complete the course.  The grade recorded for the course will be the grade earned by the student on all work submitted.  A student who registers for a course but never attends or ceases attendance before the last day to add with a permission number (undergraduate students) or ceases attendance on/before the last day to drop the course with a "W" (graduate students), as reported by the instructor, may have an indicator of "Z" (administrative withdrawal) listed in the grade column on their record, which will remain on the student's academic record.