Drop and Add
Students can drop classes electronically via their One.IU accounts until 11:59p of the deadline date.
Students who choose to complete paper drop forms must submit them at the Office of the Registrar by 5:00p on or before the deadline date.
Refund dates and amounts may vary for the first eight weeks, the second eight weeks, and for nonstandard-session classes. Visit the academic calendar for specific dates.
Electronic add/drop (eAdd/eDrop) are available to IU South Bend students at this time. Visit registration for information on how you can drop/add online.
Fall and Spring Semesters
Any schedule changes made after the first week require the signature of an academic advisor. Added courses after the first week also require the signature of the course instructor. Instructor signatures and the signature of your academic advisor are required for withdrawals further into the semester. Visit the academic calendar for specific dates.
Late Registration and schedule adjustment fees begin the first day of classes. Permission to register after the first week of classes will only be given for serious cause.
Non-Standard Length Courses
To drop, the signature of the instructor will be required beginning the first day of the second half of the course. For example, for a course meeting the second eight weeks of the term, the instructor's signature will not be required until the first day of the fifth week of the class. Be sure to remind the representative processing the withdrawal in the Office of the Registrar that the course started late. For the refund schedule for these courses, visit the Office of the Bursar's Web page.
Note: Students who alter their original schedules, whether by personal incentive or by university directive, must do so officially by the procedures outlined above. Failure to assume this responsibility may jeopardize a student's academic record by incurring an F in a course improperly dropped and/or by not receiving credit for a course improperly added.
Beginning the third week of the fall or spring semesters (second week of the summer sessions), permission to register late or add a course will be given only for serious cause, and only when there is sufficient reason to believe that the student will be able to complete the course successfully in spite of the late start.
A request to register late (or late add) has three parts which must be turned in together to the Office of the Registrar (forms available at the Office of the Registrar):
The List of Courses to be added (with section numbers)
A Written Statement clearly indicating:
- The reason for the late registration, and
- How the course work which was missed will be completed.
- Signatures: The List of Courses and the Written Statement must be presented to the following persons for signature, in order:
- The associate dean, dean or program director of the student's academic degree school;
- The instructor for the added course(s);
- The associate dean, dean or program director of the academic school offering the course(s); and
- The vice chancellor or associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.
A late registration and/or program change fee will be charged. Contact the Office of the Bursar for further information.
Students who alter their original schedules, whether by personal incentive or by university directive, must do so officially by the procedures outlined above. Failure to assume this responsibility may jeopardize a student's academic record by incurring an F in a course improperly dropped and/or by not receiving credit for a course improperly added.
If you are receiving any financial aid, be sure to consult with the Office of Financial Aid prior to your withdrawal to determine if dropping the class will affect your aid. Similarly, if you are required to maintain a certain enrollment level, such as full-time, for purposes of being carried on a health insurance policy or to receive VA benefits, be sure to check to see if a drop will affect your eligibility status.
Students who accumulate an excessive number of W's on their records may be deemed to not be making satisfactory academic progress on their degree. If such a determination is made, they may be blocked from registering and may risk restrictions or loss of financial aid.