Drop / Add



August 28, 2012- September 10, 2012


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.


From August 28th through September 3rd, students can add or drop courses via the web at www.albany.edu/myualbany.  If a particular course is closed or restricted, a student will need a Permission Number from the instructor. 

From September 4th through September 10th students will need a Permission Number from the instructor of the course to add ANY semester length course (*pro-rated dates for eight week courses). 

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).


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Undergraduate Education or Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, as appropriate.  After the last day to add with a Permission Number (as stated in the academic calendar),  the consent of the instructor, AND confirmation by the instructor that the student has been attending the course since before the last day to add, must be obtained before the course can be added at Registrar's Office, Campus Center B52.  A $20.00 late fee will be charged and added to the invoice for late adding a course.  The instructor's authorization and confirmation of attendance must be provided on departmental letterhead, and presented to the Registrar's Office in order for the course(s) to be added to the student's schedule.  After the last day to add, the Registrar's Office will process approved schedule adjustments during normal business hours.


1.From August 28th through September 10th students may drop semester length courses without a "W" via the web at www.albany.edu/myualbany.

2.After the 'last day to drop without a "W"' until the ‘last day to drop a course' (as specified in the Academic Calendar), courses that are dropped will remain on the student's schedule and academic record with an indicator of "W" (withdrawn without academic penalty) in the grade column.  The "W" will be entered regardless of whether or not the student has ever attended a class.  A student still enrolled in a class after the "last day to drop" is expected to complete the course.  The grade recorded for the course shall 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, as reported by the instructor, yet does not officially drop the course will have an indicator of "Z" listed in the grade column on his/her record. 

The deadlines to drop a course(s) are a reflection of the University's program adjustment policy only.  Eligibility for, and amounts of, tuition refunds and adjustments are determined by a separate schedule.  Refer to Student Financial Services web site (www.albany.edu/studentaccounts) for further information.