NOTE: A schedule revision is an add and/or drop that leaves you still enrolled in coursework for the term. If dropping all courses for the semester/term, you'll complete a Withdrawal From the Semester/Term.
If you wish to alter your original schedule, whether by personal incentive or by school directive, you must do so officially by the procedure outlined below. If you do not assume this responsibility, you may jeopardize your record with the possibility of incurring an "F" in a course not properly dropped and/or not receiving credit in a course improperly added. Merely not attending a course does not automatically remove the course from your record.
Students are responsible for their enrollment! Effective fall 2006, enrolled students must take action to drop/withdraw themselves from any classes. The University no longer cancels students' classes for failure to settle their account.
If you drop or withdraw from one or more full-semester courses through the first week of a fall or spring semester, you will receive a 100 percent credit; during the second week, a 75 percent credit. During the third week of the semester, a 50 percent credit; and during the fourth week, a 25 percent credit.* No refund will be made thereafter. Refund checks, if applicable, will be issued by the Bursar’s Office subsequent to the refund period. Refer to the refund schedule for specific dates.
- Through the first week of the semester (100 percent credit*): After priority registration and through the first week of the semester, students add or drop courses online via myUSI, using the Add or Drop Classes function (refer to the Schedule of Classes for Web registration details). Computer stations are also available in the Registrar's Office for students who need assistance with the online add/drop process.
- Beginning the second week of the semester, through 4:30 p.m. on the last business day before final exams (75 percent credit or less*): Online schedule changes are not available beyond the first week of the semester. Students may add or drop courses in person at the Registrar' Office by submitting an Add/Drop form. The form requires the signatures of the instructor of each course being dropped or added, the student’s academic advisor, and the student. NOTE: Only in exceptional circumstances will students be allowed to add a course after the first week of the semester.
- Distance Learning students (those enrolled in a USI course with a section number that starts with an 'N') who are unable to visit campus to obtain the required signatures in person may use the Distance Education Drop form to drop part of their schedule. Carefully follow all instructions on the form.
Classes dropped prior to the end of the 100 percent refund period will not be retained on the student's academic transcript and no grade is recorded. Classes dropped via the Add/Drop procedure beginning the second week of the semester through the ninth week of the semester* will be dropped "without evaluation." The dropped course(s) will be retained on the student's academic transcript and the student will receive a grade of W for the dropped courses. Classes dropped via the Add/Drop procedure during the 10th week of the semester through the last day of classes before final exam week* will be dropped "with evaluation." The dropped course(s) will be retained on the student's academic transcript and the student will receive a grade of W if passing at the time the course is dropped. However, if failing at the time the course is dropped, the student may receive a grade of F. *See note below regarding the drop/refund schedule for courses that meet other than the standard length.
* Courses meeting other than the standard length have different drop/refund/grading dates. Refer to the refund schedule or contact the Registrar's Office with questions; 812-464-1762 or 800-467-1965 (#3). Online schedule changes or withdrawals for special length courses can only be processed through the course's 100 percent refund period (but no later than the first week of the term, whichever comes first). Thereafter, students must submit the appropriate form to the Registrar's Office for processing.
Transactions must be completed by 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) on the final day of any registration, schedule revision, withdrawal, or refund period.