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Changes to your Schedule

Online using MyRegistration

You may make changes to your schedule online in MyRegistration during the appropriate open registration/drop times. View the add/drop/course withdraw deadlines online here.

Section swaps after add deadline

Section swaps for zero unit courses can be made with only instructor signature on the add/drop form. A signature from the instructor of record, for the lecture associated with the section, is required. Section swapping can be done at the Student's First Center and can be done through the last day of instruction.

Section swaps for sections with a unit value follow the add/drop deadlines. 

Changes using forms

To make changes to your schedule after the appropriate online registration/drop window has closed you must use the appropriate add/drop, or course withdrawal form. More information online.

Changes to grade modes

Unless otherwise stated in the course description, each course is letter graded with a P/NP or S/U option (unless required for your major or graduate program), not including Freshman Seminars that are always P/NP courses.

Students have until the end of the second week of each semester to change the grade option on a course after obtaining advisor permission and submitting the appropriate form to the Students First Center. After the second week of each semester and up until the last day of instruction for that semester, a student may only change the grade option on a course with the approval of their School dean using the Petition of Academic Policy form. Students in good standing who are changing a grade option for a course from a letter grade to a P/NP option must conform to the rules guiding the taking of courses on a P/NP basis (see section on Passed/Not Passed).

Resolving Time Conflicts

The course schedule is subject to change even after registration or instruction has started for the term. While these updates are rare, it is important to be mindful that a schedule change may lead to a time conflict within your course schedule for the term that did not exist upon registration. Review your course schedule often including final exam times. If you notice a time conflict, you must either adjust your schedule or seek a resolution with both course instructors using the Time Conflict Override electronic form.

Faculty Drops

Responsibility lies with the student to drop a course they do not attend. However, instructors have the ability to drop students for non-attendance. Students who do not attend class meetings during the first ten days of instruction may be submitted by the course instructor for deletion from the class roster. Deletion from the class roster means the student will be dropped from the course, a refund (if any) will be generated according to the refund schedule, and the course will be removed from the student’s academic history. If the instructor does not exercise this option, the student remains enrolled in the course unless they drop it through regular procedures and by the established deadlines. Students who wish to be excused from attending class must gain permission from each instructor of the classes they expect to miss.

If you were dropped by your instructor and you feel like this drop was made in error, please contact your course instructor directly. To re-add into the course, if space is available and if it is prior to the term's add/drop deadline, contact registrar@ucmerced.edu only after reaching out to your instructor.