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Please note: Switching from one section to another of the same course is the same as adding and dropping courses. The reason for this is that the same steps are required. Therefore, non-attendance of one section of a course and attending a different section of the same course without processing an official add/drop transaction either online or in person at the Office of Registration and Records does not constitute dropping one section and adding the other.

Remember: Nothing has been dropped or added until an official online or in-person transaction has been processed.

FIRST-SEMESTER FRESHMEN – All adds require the signature of your advisor and the instructor.

Because first-semester freshmen are administratively "block-scheduled" into courses to insure that their general education course requirements are efficiently registered, first-semester freshmen may only add or late add with the signature of their advisor on their advisement form starting with the first day of the semester. To add a course, the instructor's signature is required in addition to the advisor's signature even if the course still shows open seats and even for a second quarter course.

First-semester freshmen cannot make schedule adjustments online. Schedule adjustments with the required signatures must be processed in person at the Office of Registration and Records, 201 Rakov. Any questions regarding schedule adjustments should be directed to the advisor or to the Office of Academic Advisement, (585) 395-2711, 101 Rakov. Go to Dates and Deadlines for add and late add deadlines.

ALL OTHER REGISTERED UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

Please note: Switching from one section to another of the same course is the same as adding and dropping courses. The reason for this is that the same steps are required. Therefore, non-attendance of one section of a course and attending a different section of the same course without processing an official add/drop transaction either online or in person at the Office of Registration and Records does not constitute dropping one section and adding the other.

Remember: Nothing has been dropped or added until an official online or in-person transaction has been processed.

Starting with the first day of the semester, all adds require permission from the instructor by either a Permission Override Number to add online or instructor's signature to add in person at the Office of Registration and Records even if the course still shows open seats and even for second quarter courses. For more information on Permission Override Numbers, go to Permission Override Number Page. Undergraduate and graduate students who are registered with full-time status prior to the first day of the semester may make adjustments to their schedules either online or in person according to the published Dates and Deadlines.

ADD PERIOD - the first week of a spring or fall semester - NO Fee to add to an existing full-time schedule

Please note: Switching from one section to another of the same course is the same as adding and dropping courses. The reason for this is that the same steps are required. Therefore, non-attendance of one section of a course and attending a different section of the same course without processing an official add/drop transaction either online or in person at the Office of Registration and Records does not constitute dropping one section and adding the other.

Remember: Nothing has been dropped or added until an official online or in-person transaction has been processed.

Full-time students already registered prior to the first day of the semester may add a course(s) to their schedule during the first week of the semester (regular add period) without a fee. Starting with the first day of the semester, all adds require permission from the instructor by either a - Permission Override Number to add online or instructor's signature to add in person at the Office of Registration and Records even if the course still shows open seats and even for second quarter courses. Please note that it is always the prerogative of the instruction to admit or exclude a student from a course during the add period.

SPECIAL ADD PROCEDURES – a signature is required to add or late add the following courses

  • ENL 101, 102, and 112 - signature required from Mr. Baker, 233 Liberal Arts Bldg.
  • MTH 112 - signature required from Mr. LoBracco, 295 Brown Bldg.
  • GEP 100 and 120 - signature required from Dr. Fox, 618 Allen Admin Bldg.
  • The Department of Business Administration and Economics has its own arrangements for handling adds to BUS, ACC, and ECN courses. Check with the department at (585) 395-2623 for instructions.
  • Developmental courses for EOP students require the signature of Ms. Debra Joseph-McEwen, C-25 Cooper Hall.
  • Exceptional Talent students who are taking developmental courses require the signature of Mr. Michael Dentino, B-10 Cooper Hall.

LATE ADD PERIOD - During the second and third weeks of a spring or fall semester, a $20 late fee is charged.

Please note: Switching from one section to another of the same course is the same as adding and dropping courses. The reason for this is that the same steps are required. Therefore, non-attendance of one section of a course and attending a different section of the same course without processing an official add/drop transaction either online or in person at the Office of Registration and Records does not constitute dropping one section and adding the other.

Remember: Nothing has been dropped or added until an official online or in-person transaction has been processed.

Adding during the second and/or third week of the semester constitutes a late add and a $20 late add fee will be charged to add any course. This applies to any course including late starting courses and second quarter courses. Late fees will apply if adds are not processed by the published deadlines. Go to Dates and Deadlines for deadlines.

AFTER THE LATE ADD PERIOD HAS ENDED

The signature of the appropriate Dean is required to add after the late add period has ended. The permission form can be obtained in the Office of Registration and Records, 201 Rakov or at Forms Page. A $20 fee will be charged.

Note: If a hold is placed on your account after registering for courses and you want to adjust you schedule, you need to come into the office or fax (585-395-5392) a written request with your signature to make any changes to your current schedule.

Instructions on how to Add/Drop Courses Online.

Last Updated 3/1/18

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