Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal

Registration Changes
Financial Impact
Transcripts
Process
Course Add
Course is added to transcript
Course Drop
Course is removed from transcript
Individual Course Withdrawal
No refund of Tuition or Fees
W is recorded on the transcript; does not impact GPA
Tuition and Fees adjusted if applicable
W is recorded on the transcript; does not impact GPA

 

Course Add Procedure

Full-semester courses

You may add courses using URSA through the 5th day (add deadline) of the semester for full-semester courses. Tuition and fees are adjusted accordingly.

Instructors may, at their discretion, authorize you to add their course during days 6-10.

  • You may access the add request form on the Office of the Registrar's web site. This form will only be available on the website during days 6-10.
    • The form requires your signature and the signature of the instructor.
    • Please fax it to 970-351-1870, scan and email to registrar@unco.edu or bring it to our office, Carter Hall 3002.
    • At that time we will register you for the course.

After day 10, you may submit a Petition to Late Add a Course to the Office of the Registrar for consideration. This petition will only be approved if there were extenuating circumstances beyond your control that kept you from adhering to the published deadlines. You must have been attending on or before the drop deadline to be considered. The Registrar has the final approval/denial of the course(s).

    • You must complete a Petition to Late Add a Course and submit it along with a written statement describing the circumstances that kept you from adhering to the deadline.
    • The form must have all required signatures.
    • The form may be faxed to 970-351-1870, scan and emailed to registrar@unco.edu or brought by the Office of the Registrar, Carter Hall 3002.

Short courses (courses that do not meet for the entire semester)

You may add courses using URSA through the add deadline of the course. (see the short-course calendar).

After the add deadline, you may submit a Petition to Late Add a Course to the Office of the Registrar for consideration. This petition will only be approved if there were extenuating circumstances beyond your control that kept you from adhering to the published deadlines. You must have been attending on or before the drop deadline to be considered. The Registrar has the final approval/denial of the course(s).

    • You must complete a Petition to Late Add a Course and submit it along with a written statement describing the circumstances that kept you from adhering to the deadline.
    • The form must have all required signatures.
    • The form may be faxed to 970-351-1870, scan and emailed to registrar@unco.edu or brought by the Office of the Registrar, Carter Hall 3002.

Course Audit

If you audit a course, there is no need to complete assignments or exams, but you are expected to attend class. If you do not attend class you may be removed from the roster. If you successfully complete the class, you will be given a grade of "NC" (no credit). Tuition and fees are charged for audited courses and the course is not eligible for the COF stipend.

If you are registered for a course that you would like to audit, you must contact the Office of the Registrar before the add deadline to change your registration status to an audit. You may not change the status for any course, including audit courses, after the add deadline for a given term.

 

Course Drop Procedure

Full-semester courses

You may drop courses using URSA through the 10th day of the semester for full semester courses.

Short courses (courses that do not meet for the entire semester)

You may drop courses using URSA through the drop deadline of the course. Please see the short-course calendar for specific deadlines. It is your responsibility to know the drop deadlines for your courses.

Registered Students Who Fail to Attend Class

A faculty member may drop you from a course if you have not attended the first two 50 minute sessions. You must notify the instructor if you cannot attend during this time. Since not all instructors will execute this option, it is your responsibility to follow the drop procedure and not assume the instructor will drop you.

Holds

If you have a hold on your account that prevents you from making registration changes, you must contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-2231 or registrar@unco.edu. Your phone call or email must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of the deadline.

Individual Course Withdrawal Procedure

Full-semester courses

You may withdraw from individual courses using URSA through the Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline. There is no adjustment made to the tuition.

Short courses (courses that do not meet for the entire semester)

You may withdraw from individual short courses using URSA through the drop deadline of the course. Please see the short-course calendar for specific deadlines. It is your responsibility to know the drop deadlines for your courses. There is no adjustment made to the tuition.

 

The course drop and withdrawal deadlines are strictly enforced. Exceptions are made only when there were extenuating circumstances beyond your control that kept you from adhearing to the deadlines. Any request for an exception to these deadlines must be submitted using the Registration Appeal Form. Please see the Academic Appeals webpage.