Adding or Dropping Courses During the Fall or Spring Semester
An Add/Drop is when you add and/or drop courses but still remain enrolled in the semester/term.
NOTE: If you are dropping ALL classes for the semester/term, you'll complete a Withdrawal. If you are enrolled in any special length courses that have already ended at the time you wish to withdraw, you must complete an Add/Drop.
If you have any questions about what process to follow, contact the Registrar's Office for assistance.
Add/Drop for a Fall or Spring Semester
If you wish to alter your original schedule, whether by personal incentive or 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. Merely not attending a course does not automatically remove the course from your record.
Students are responsible for their enrollment
Enrolled students must take action to drop/withdraw themselves from any classes. The University does not cancel students' classes for failure to settle their account.
If you drop or withdraw from one or more full-semester course 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.
An Add/Drop form with appropriate signatures/approvals is required, but electronic signature and email approval options may be available. Review the instructions below or contact the Registrar's Office for assistance.
After priority registration and through the first week of a fall or spring semester*, students may add or drop classes 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 withdrawal process.
Beginning the second week of a fall or spring semester through 4:30 p.m. on the last business day before final exams*, students may add and/or drop classes at the Registrar's Office by submitting an Add/Drop form. NOTE: Only in exceptional circumstances will students be allowed to add a course after the first week of the semester.
Beginning the second week of a fall or spring semester*, the student's signature is required for all Add/Drops. Additional required signatures are listed below. The student is responsible for obtaining all required signature(s) before submitting the Add/Drop form for processing. Until all steps in the procedure have been completed, the student will remain enrolled in their current schedule.
|New freshmen and degree-seeking
undergraduates with fewer than
30 earned hours
|Undergraduates with 30 or more
earned hours, non-degree-seeking
students, and graduate students
Online 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 Add/Drop form (or emailed to email@example.com). An Add/Drop form with the student's legal signature is still required.
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 a fall or spring 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.
If a student receives financial aid but is unsure of the impact an Add/Drop will have on that financial aid, it is recommended that the student contact Student Financial Assistance prior to the Add/Drop.
* 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 add/drops or withdrawals for special length courses can only be processed through the course's 100 percent credit period (but no later than the first week of the semester, 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, add/drop, withdrawal, or refund period.