Policies & Procedures
Schedule Adjustments Drop and Add
The IU Registrar sets calendar deadlines for adding or dropping course work during an academic session. Students can access an electronic or E-drop system through OneStart through the first week of classes to drop and add coursework on a space available basis.
No course may be added by an undergraduate after the first week of a semester or a summer session unless the instructor of the course approves and the request is authorized by both the chairperson of the department and the Associate Dean for Teacher Education. Published decision dates are available online at OneStart in the Schedule of Classes.
Once the automatic (W) deadline has passed, a student must secure the approval of the instructor and the Associate Dean of Teacher Education to drop a course with a (W). If permission is not granted the student will receive an “F” for the course. Ordinarily the only acceptable reason for withdrawal is illness or obligation of employment. It's the student's responsibility to start the withdrawal procedure by getting the form and asking the appropriate people to sign it. The application for withdrawal must be processed within 10 days of its receipt. Important: Students withdrawing from a course to which a laboratory/field experience (M 101, M 201, M 301, M 303, M 401, M 403) is linked must initiate withdrawal from both parts of the course. Withdrawal is not automatic. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F in the laboratory/field experience.