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.
After priority registration and through the first week of a fall or spring semester (through the second day of a summer session), students add or drop courses online via myUSI using the Add or Drop Classes function. Computer stations are also available in the Registrar's Office for students who need assistance with the online schedule revision process.
Beginning the second week of the semester through 4:30 p.m. on the last business day before final exams, students may add and/or drop courses or withdraw from the semester in person at the Registrar's Office by submitting a Schedule Revision form. 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 beginning with an 'N') who are unable to visit campus to obtain the required signature(s) in person may obtain approval via email. The instructor/advisor/dean must send the email from their USI account and must include the student's full name, student ID#, and relevant course IDs and CRNs they are approving the student to add and/or drop. The approval email(s) should be submitted along with the Schedule Revision form (or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org). A Schedeule Revision form with the student's signature is still required.
(dropping all classes)
(part of schedule)
|New freshmen and
students with fewer
than 30 earned hours
|Advisor and student
||Advisor and student
|Students with 30 or
more earned hours
Advisor or Dean
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 Schedule Revision 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 Schedule Revision 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.
If a student receives financial aid but is unsure of the impact a Schedule Revision will have on that financial aid, it is recommended that the student contact the Student Financial Assistance Office prior to the change. Students with a Stafford Loan must complete an exit counseling session when withdrawing from the semester. Failure to complete the exit counseling session will prevent the release of the student’s academic transcript.
If you live in University housing, contact the Residence Life office (O'Daniel North) to properly check out. If you have a meal plan, contact Food Services (UC lower level) to cancel your plan. If you owe money to the University, settle your account at the Cashier's window (OC lower level); an unpaid balance will prevent the release of your academic transcript.
* 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 and 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 Schedule Revision 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.