Take advantage of the free add/drop period at the start of every term to create a schedule that works for you. During the two-week add/drop period, you can change your course selections without a fee. Take advantage of the opportunity to better understand the direction and demands of your courses and settle on a schedule that you are excited about. That said, it can be advantageous to finalize your schedule by the end of the first week of classes, as it may become increasingly challenging to catch up with a new class that you've added close to the end of the add/drop period. After the end of the add/drop period, you can drop courses for a $45 fee up until the end of the ninth week of the semester. You may not add courses after the end of the add/drop period. Key Dates and Deadlines Academic deadlines are available on the registrar’s website. Week 2: You may add and drop courses without a fee through the second week of the semester. You may not add a course after the end of the free add/drop period. Weeks 7-9: You can opt to P/D/F a course between the seventh week of the term and the end of the ninth week. End of week 9: After the end of the free add/drop period, you can drop a course for a $45 fee up until the end of the ninth week of the semester. Manage Course Changes Add or Drop a Class Add/drop: During the first two weeks of classes you can drop and add courses, with the guidance of your faculty adviser or assistant dean for studies, without incurring a fee. Drop: After the second week, you may not add any courses, but you may still drop a course (with a late fee of $45 for each change) until the ninth week of the semester. If dropping a course will cause you incur a course deficiency, please consult first with your assistant dean for studies or dean. Elect the P/D/F option You may elect the Pass/D/Fail grading option for one course per semester and a total of 4 P/D/F courses in four years (P/D/F-only courses are an exception to both rules). If a course is eligible for P/D/F, you may log in to TigerHub to select the grading option between the seventh and ninth weeks of the semester. Please remember that courses taken with the P/D/F grading option do fulfill distribution requirements and count toward graduation; however, they do not count as prerequisites or departmental courses. B.S.E. general requirements in math, physics, chemistry, and computing may not be taken on a P/D/F basis. Connect with your faculty adviser or assistant dean for studies to weigh the pros and cons. Maintain a Normal Course Load A.B. Program: The normal course load for first-years, sophomores, and juniors is four courses each term, with the exception of one term in the first or sophomore year when you will typically need to take five courses in order to meet the expectation that 17 courses will have been completed by the start of junior year. B.S.E. Program: In the B.S.E. program, you normally enroll in four courses in the fall of the first year and in four or five courses in each succeeding term. You are expected to have completed 18 courses by the start of junior year. P/D/F Option The P/D/F (pass/D/fail) option is available to encourage experimentation in a subject that is new to you and to offer some breathing room as you manage a demanding course load. You may not P/D/F courses that you intend to use as a prerequisite or departmental for an intended major. Forms Course Enrollment Worksheet Use this form to manage course changes that require additional approval. Permission for Undergraduates to Enroll in Graduate Courses Form Secure approvals for graduate course enrollment. Approval for Courses Taken at Another Institution Form Secure approvals for courses offered at other accredited, four-year U.S. institutions. Access the "Summer Course Pre-Approval" form through TigerHub under the "Academic Tasks" tile, and contact your college dean or assistant dean for studies if you have questions. Additional Resources Academic Calendar Keep track of key dates and important deadlines. Course Offerings Find complete information about undergraduate and graduate courses by term. Undergraduate Announcement Review academic regulations, programs of study, and undergraduate course offerings in this publication released each August. TigerHub Complete academic and enrollment functions using this convenient online portal.