Academic Policies and Procedures

Course Changes

Prior to making changes to courses, be sure to review the Office of the Registrar's Enrollment Deadlines Page for important dates and deadlines, and the Enrollment Requirements section of this document which contains important information about minimum credits required.

Prior to deadlines, students may make course changes online via MyUW Student Center. See the Late Enrollment/Late Course Change/Late Drop section of the policy for changing enrollment after the deadlines.

If a course change is made after the fee refund deadlines (including audited, modular, and zero-credit courses) students may owe additional money, even if the total number of credits for which they are enrolled does not change. The Bursar’s Office will notify students if they owe additional fees or are entitled to a refund.

Students holding graduate assistantships, fellowships, and traineeships must meet minimum enrollment requirements when making course changes.

International students considering a course change that may drop them to part-time status must first receive authorization from International Student Services (ISS). This will ensure that they remain in compliance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) visa regulations. International students holding graduate assistantships, fellowships, and traineeships must meet minimum enrollment requirements as well.

For more information and questions, contact the Office of the Registrar or Graduate School Academic Services. Demos & Tutorials for course enrollment are available here. For instructions on how to late add/change/drop a class, visit the Late Enrollment/Late Course Change/Late Drop section.

See Add/Drop, Auditing Courses, Authorization for Courses, Credit Changes, Enrollment Requirements, Late Enrollment/Late Course Change/Late Drop, Refunds, Section Changes, Tuition and Fee Information

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