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Visit your HUB Student center (via MyUB, UBITName required) to add and drop courses. A course is not “dropped” until you process the request in your HUB Student Center.
The last day to drop a fall 2013 regular 15 week session class is Tuesday, September 3 by 11:59 PM
Classes dropped after this date will incur financial and academic liability.
The last day to add a fall 2013 regular 15 week session class is Tuesday, September 3 by 11:59 PM
Deadlines for classes in non-standard sessions differ. See your HUB Student Center
To learn the drop or resign dates associated with a class, click on the Deadlines link in your HUB Student Center.
Deadlines for Standard (Regular Session) Classes
During the fall and spring semesters, you may change standard (15 week Regular session) classes on your schedule (adding or dropping courses) at any time between your registration window/enrollment appointment until the end of the 7th day of class. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on your transcript, and you are not financially responsible for these courses.
Deadlines for Non-Standard Classes
UB offers a number of courses outside of the standard 15-week schedule. For these courses, drop/add dates are based on a proportion of the class equal to that for the standard session. For specific session dates, see your HUB Student Center.
Financial Liability Deadlines
Even if you drop a class by the drop deadline, you may still be required to pay a portion of tuition and fees associated with the class. Be sure to review the financial liability deadlines.
Why are the drop/add dates changing?
The Faculty Senate is responsible for setting the drop, add, and resign dates for all students at UB. A number of factors went into their decision to reduce the amount of time for drop and add at the beginning of the semester.
The first concern is related to student success. Many instructors expressed concern about the academic success of students who enrolled in classes during the second week, with their first class attendance occurring in the third week of classes when substantial course material has already been covered.
The second concern is related to course demand and availability. The additional time allotted for students to add courses allows students to enroll in classes that other students have dropped. Without this extra time for adding courses, seats in popular courses may go unfilled. Additionally, the shortened drop/add period gives departments time during the second week of classes to ensure that all high-enrollment courses with waitlists are fully enrolled, ensuring that as many students as possible are able to enroll.
The third concern is related to consistency between our registration and billing policies. This change more closely aligns registration deadlines with those associated with financial liability. Unfortunately, financial deadlines are set centrally by the State University of New York (SUNY), so the deadlines still may differ. However, this change brings them much closer, and we hope that this will reduce confusion.
Some students have expressed concern about being able to determine if a course meets their educational objectives during the first week of classes. Instructors are required to distribute a final syllabus during the first week of class, which should enable students to make such an assessment. If a syllabus isn’t distributed, students should contact the department chair or academic dean that oversees the course. Additionally, the former two-week add/drop period was established prior to the implementation of our current pre-registration period, which allows students ample time to review the course catalog and schedule, and to contact professors and departments about their courses prior to the beginning of the semester.
The full text of the Faculty Senate policy includes further commentary and explanation from the Faculty Senate Grading Committee.
Last updated: December 12, 2013 3:33 am EST