Adding and Dropping
The third way that students in the College may make changes to their class schedule is through Add/Drop.
Beginning in Week 11, students may drop or add classes to their schedules via my.UChicago.edu. Students may add courses online until the end of Week 1 of the new quarter; drops may be made online until the end of Week 3.
During the “add” period, students may add courses for which they meet the prerequisites that have not reached preset seat limits and that do not require instructor consent. Online add/drop is processed in real-time, and works on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses may open or close instantaneously. The system does not permit students to be registered for more than 4 courses at once, nor does it allow students to register for courses that have time conflicts.
Courses may be dropped in the same manner until the end of Week 3. Drops made in sequence courses cancel the remainder of that sequence. Students may not drop below 3 classes per quarter without first consulting their College Adviser and seeking permission from the Dean of Students. Students considering dropping below 3 courses should consult the Reduced Load policy.
Students who cannot register themselves for a course may be registered by instructor consent. Instructor Consent is at the discretion of the individual instructor and is not guaranteed. Consent forms for subsequent quarters are available through my.uchicago.edu beginning the Wednesday after the end of Autumn and Winter quarters. Consent forms for Autumn quarter courses are available beginning the Wednesday after the end of Summer quarter. Professors may choose to use either the online or printable consent form. Note that printable consent forms will not be accepted by the Registrar’s office until Week 1 so signatures should not be solicited from professors until classes begin.
Approved consent forms are submitted in person to the Registrar’s Office through Friday of Week 3. After Week 3, students may not add any class except by petition to the Dean of Students in the College.