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Class Add, Drop, Withdrawal and Audit

Course add, drop and withdrawal deadlines are based upon the respective course part-of-term. For short and special part-of-terms courses, please refer to the Special Term/Short Course Report for deadlines. 

Students can find their courses add, drop and withdraw deadlines, on Ursa, under registration information, Your Course Drop/Withdraw Deadlines.

Please note: There is no refund for course(s) withdrawn after the respective course(s) drop deadline. Tuition and fees are charged at 100%. 

Deadlines for Fall 2022

Add classes - Full Term*

Friday, August 26

Drop Classes - Full Term*

Friday, September 2

Withdraw Class(es) - Full Term*

Fri, December 12

*Courses that do not meet the entire semester have their own add/drop/withdrawal and grade replacement deadlines. Please see "Your Course Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines" on the Student tab in Ursa or see the Special Term/Short Course Report.

The first date to withdraw from individual courses is the first class-day immediately after the drop deadline for full semester courses. The last date to withdraw from individual courses or request a complete schedule withdrawal from the Office of the Registrar is the Friday prior to Final Exam week. Respective full semester course withdrawal deadlines are published on the Office of the Registrar website.

After your initial registration, you may need to add, drop or withdraw from a class. Generally, all of those actions can be completed in Ursa and each item has potential implications for financial aid, tuition and your transcript.  If you're thinking about any of these adjustments, remember to watch the deadlines! 

Registration Changes

Financial Impact

Transcripts

Process

When you add a class Tuition and Fees adjusted if applicable Course is added to transcript Ursa
When you drop a class Course is removed from transcript Ursa
When you withdraw from a class
  • No refund of Tuition or Fees
  • Withdrawing from a class can affect your financial aid eligibility. Contact Financial Aid if you have questions
"W" is recorded on the transcript; does not impact GPA Ursa

When you completely withdraw from all classes

No refund of Tuition or Fees "W" is recorded on the transcript; does not impact GPA Contact Office of the Registrar
  • Adding a Class

    Full-Semester Classes

    Through the 5th day of the semester of the respective term: You may add full-semester classes through Ursa. Tuition and fees are adjusted accordingly.

    Days 6 – 10: Students may access the  Course Late Add Request Form (Day 6-10) for the respective term on the Office of the Registrar website and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. The add request form will only be available on the Office of the Registrar website during days 6-10.

    Note: The Course Late Add Request form will only be available days 6 - 10 of the late add period.

    After day 10 of the semester: You must submit a Petition to Late Add a Course (along with all signatures) to the Office of the Registrar for consideration along with a written statement describing the circumstances that kept you from adhering to the deadline. 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. Final approval will be made in the Office of the Registrar.

    Forms may be scanned and emailed to registrar@unco.edu, or brought to the Office of the Registrar in Campus Commons 2120.

    In order to use a COF stipend for that course, you must be registered for a course before the drop deadline for that course. There may be legitimate administrative reasons that may allow COF eligibility. UNC will adhere to the Colorado Department of Higher Education College Opportunity Fund guidelines.

    Special Term/Short Courses

    You may add courses in Ursa through the add deadline of the course. (see Special Term/Short Course Report).

    After the add deadline, you may submit a Petition to Late Add a Course to the Registrar for consideration.

    Requirements for a successful petition

    • If there were extenuating circumstances beyond your control that kept you from adhering to the published deadlines. (You must include a written statement describing the circumstances that kept you from adhering to the deadline.)
    • You must have been attending on or before the drop deadline.

    Forms may be scanned and emailed to registrar@unco.edu, or brought to the Office of the Registrar in Campus Commons 2120.

    The Registrar has the final approval/denial of the course(s).

  • Dropping a Class

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    Dropping a class and withdrawing from a class are two very different things. If you drop a class before the drop deadline, the class won’t appear on your transcript and you won’t be charged any tuition or fees. There’s no impact on your GPA.

    If you want to drop a full-semester class

    You may drop classes in Ursa through the 10th day of the semester.

    If you want to drop a Special Term/Short Course

    You may drop Special Term/Short Courses in Ursa through the drop deadline of the course. Select the Your Course Drop/Withdrawal deadline link in your URSA to determine the drop deadline for a course. Note: It’s your responsibility to know when the drop deadlines for your classes are.

    If you registered, but don’t attend your class

    In some cases, instructors will drop you from a class if you don’t attend the first two hours. However, it’s your responsibility to follow the drop procedure and not assume your instructor will drop you automatically.

    For additional information, please visit the University catalog

    If you have a hold on your account

    If you have a hold on your account that prevents you from dropping or withdrawing, you must contact the Registrar’s office no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

  • Withdrawing from a Class

    If you miss the drop deadline you’ll need to withdraw from the class via Ursa.  In this case, the class will appear on your transcript with a “W” grade and won’t affect your GPA. You will be charged tuition and fees, and it may affect your financial aid award.

    For a complete withdrawal from UNC, see the section on  Withdrawing From All Classes.

    Full-Semester Classes

    You may withdraw from individual classes in Ursa through the Course(s) withdrawal deadline.

    You will still be charged tuition and fees.

    Special Term/Short Courses

    You may withdraw from any course through the Course(s) Withdrawal deadline for that course.  Select the 'Your Course Drop/Withdrawal' deadline link on the student tab of your URSA to determine the withdrawal deadlines for your courses. It is your responsibility to know the withdrawal deadlines for your classes.

    No adjustments will be made to your tuition when withdrawing from a course.

  • Auditing a Class

    For additional information regarding auditing a course at the University of Northern Colorado, please visit the University catalog