The website to find the specific add/drop dates for each semester can be found HERE
Students can drop and add courses via myCUinfo portal.
In general, to add courses:
After 5:00 pm the Wednesday of the second week of the semester, an instructor’s signature is required to add a course.
After 5:00 pm the Friday of the third week of the semester, a dean’s signature is required to add a course.
In general, to drop courses:
Before 5:00 pm on the Wednesday of the third week of school, a student can drop without being assessed tuition & fees and without received a W (withdraw) on one’s transcript.
If a student’s only college is Arts and Sciences (most students in COMM courses fit this description), or the student is nondegree seeking, the student has until the end of the 10th week of the semester to drop a course without approval signatures, but a W will appear on the transcript, and no tuition or fees will be refunded.
Students in other colleges or with majors in A&S and other colleges: Between 5:01 pm on the Wednesday of the third week of school and 5:00 on the Wednesday of the 7th week of school, a student must have an instructor’s signature on a special action form; A “W” will appear on the transcript, and no tuition or fees will be reimbursed. After 5:00 on the Wednesday of the 7th week of school, a student must have the dean’s approval.
If a student fails to attend class regularly in the first two weeks of the semester, s/he may be administratively dropped at the discretion of the department offering the course. Students may also be dropped at the discretion of the department if they do not have the proper course prerequisites. Note: Class nonattendance does not constitute withdrawal and the student may still be charged for her/his classes unless s/he officially withdraws (or is administratively dropped) before the published deadline. Instructors who wish to drop a student for non-attendance during the first two weeks of class should consult with the Associate Chair.
The Course Reservation Program helps undergraduate degree-seeking students enroll in the courses they need to graduate. When a student is waitlisted in a course and does not actually get enrolled in the course, the Course Reservation Program allows students to reserve their enrollment in that course for the next semester before the next registration period begins.
Eligible Courses: The Course Reservation Program applies to all undergraduate courses that use wait lists at CU-Boulder. Courses NOT included in this program are controlled enrollment courses.