Tips for Adding Classes
- Add all of your classes on your Enrollment Access Date. The system is available at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on this day. This will ensure the best possible schedule.
- When you have completed your schedule, print off a copy for your records or save a copy of your Central Degree Audit. This is your receipt and proof of enrollment.
- You have access to add classes to your schedule from your Enrollment Access Date through 4 days after the beginning of a full semester or 3 days after the beginning of a half semester (8 week) course. If you wish to add a class after this date, you will need permission and enrollment assistance from the department chairperson over the class. If you have a hold on your account you will not be able to enroll in classes. Contact the office that placed the hold for assistance.
- Make sure that you meet the prerequisites of the course before attempting enrollment. Prerequisites can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog and online in the “Look-Up Classes to Add” page - click on the CRN (highlighted 5-digit number) and then again on the title of the course (also highlighted).
- Be sure to print a new copy of your schedule or save a new copy of your Central Degree Audit every time you make any changes (adds/drops) and again before the semester starts. (You don’t want to show up in the wrong place if your classroom has been changed!)
- After adding classes run a new copy of your Central Degree Audit. Are the classes showing up where you thought they would count (general education, major requirements, etc.)? Are they showing up in the “Fallthrough Courses” section near the end of the audit? If so, the class is not counting toward a specific degree requirement and is considered a free choice elective.
Tips for Dropping Classes
- You have access to drop classes through the first 2/3 of the class; however refunds are only available during the first 9-12 working days of the course. Make sure you are aware of the drop deadlines and refund deadlines. These are accessible in MyCentral in the Student Services tab, choose "Check Refund and Withdrawal Dates".
- If you have a hold on your account you will not be able to drop a class without assistance. Contact your academic advisor or the Registrar's Office by email (from your UCM account) to assist with the drop. If the class is graduate level, contact the Graduate School.
- After dropping a class, print off a new copy of your schedule or save a new copy of your Central Degree Audit for your records. This is your receipt and your proof of the drop.
- If you drop a course before the 100% refund date for the course, there will be no record of the course withdrawal on your transcript (your permanent academic record).
- If you drop a course after the 100% refund date for the course, you will receive a grade of "W" (withdrawal) on your transcript (your permanent academic record). A "W" grade has no impact on your grade point average.
- Does your course drop put you below full time status? Will this have an impact on your car or health insurance? Will this have an impact on your scholarships or loans? Are you a student who must maintain certain enrollment criteria (student athletes, international students)? Know the consequences of a course drop before you drop the class.
- Does dropping this class impact future semester enrollments? For example, if you are dropping ENGL 1020 this semester, you cannot take ENGL 1030 next semester. Be sure to explore any long term effects of your course drop.
- If you are enrolled in a class that has a lecture and a laboratory, you will need to drop both sections of the class.
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