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Schedule Adjustment Period


Changes During Schedule Adjustment Period (January 3 - 6)

Add a Course:

  • Visit the Registrar’s website for step-by-step instruction on how to add a course.
  • Registration remains open during the schedule adjustment period (the first four days of winter session).
  • Once classes begin, check with the instructor before adding a new course to ensure that you can make up missed work.
  • The instructor reserves the right to deny late registration in classes that have already met.
  • Courses added during the schedule adjustment period will be assessed a non-refundable $20 late registration fee.

Drop a Course:

  • Visit the Registrar’s website for step-by-step instruction on how to drop a course.
  • If you drop a course during the schedule adjustment period, you will receive a pro-rated refund based on the date the course is dropped.
  • Courses dropped during the schedule adjustment period are not considered an attempt.
  • If a course is dropped after the schedule adjustment period, your transcript will reflect a "W" for the course.

Swap a Course:

  • Visit the Registrar’s website for step-by-step instruction on how to swap a course.
  • During the schedule adjustment period you can swap a course for another course (with the same number of credits) without academic or financial penalty.
  • Check with the instructor before adding a new course to ensure that you can make up missed work.
  • The instructor reserves the right to deny late registration in classes that have already met.
  • Be sure to add the new class to your schedule before dropping the old class.


Changes After the Schedule Adjustment Period

After the schedule adjustment period, registration is closed, and most schedule adjustments will require Registrar's Office assistance.

Dropping a Course

  • You can drop a course through myUMBC after the schedule adjustment period up through the designated deadline date.
  • Dropping a course after the schedule adjustment period is considered a course attempt.
  • Your transcript will reflect a grade of "W" for the dropped course.
  • There is no financial refund for the course.
  • After the last day to drop courses with a grade of "W," the only way to drop a course is to withdraw from the session entirely (drop all courses in the summer session term).

Changing Grade Method

  • You can change a course grade method from "regular" to "pass/fail" through the designated deadline date.
  • Submit a myUMBC Help Ticket to the Registrar's Office before the final deadline date.

Withdrawing From the Semester

  • After the deadline date to drop courses with a grade of "W," you are not permitted to drop individual courses.
  • The only way to drop a course after the deadline is to withdraw from the session entirely (drop all courses in the session).
  • Submit a myUMBC Help Ticket to the Registrar's Office requesting a "semester withdrawal".
  • The Registrar's Office will drop all courses in the session.
  • Your transcript will reflect a "Session Withdrawal".

Please be aware of all academic and financial deadlines.