How to Add/Drop Classes

UPDATED AS OF 02/16/2024

If instructed to contact CASA for registration assistance, please read the following for guidance:

Spring 2024 Registration Dates and Deadlines

Deadline Name Date Description
Last Day to Late Add Friday, January 26th The last day to add late into a class once the semester begins. See the timeline below for adding a class for more information on how to add a class (or classes).
Last Day to Drop (a.k.a. Census Date)* Friday, February 9th The last day to drop a class (or classes) online and have the class disappear from your academic record. See the timeline below for dropping a class for more information on how to drop a class (or classes).
Last Day to Withdraw* Monday, April 8th The last day to withdraw from a class (or classes) with a 'W' (withdrawal) notated on your academic record. See the timeline below for dropping a class for more information on how to drop a class (or classes).
Registration Week for Continuing Students Monday, April 15th - Thursday, April 18th The start of registration for the upcoming semesters. You will be assigned a registration access time online through Banner Self-Service.**
*The date listed here is applicable only to classes with standard start and end dates for the Spring 2024 semester. To find what Last Day to Drop DATE is applicable to a specific class, please visit the Online Class Schedule at www.usfca.edu/schedules or contact the Office of the University Registrar at (415) 422-7260 or registrar@usfca.edu for assistance.
**Check your registration access time to know when your registration date is.

 

Adding/Dropping a Class?

Please see the timelines and instructions for adding and/or dropping a class(-es).

Timeline to Add/Drop a Class for Spring 2024

Time Frame Add Procedures Signatures/Approval Required
Monday, 11/13 - Thursday, 11/16 (Spring 2024 registration begins)* Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
On or before Friday, 01/26 Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
Saturday, 01/27 - Friday, 02/09 (Census Date) Add/Drop form (PDF) Instructor required, Adviser optional (unless instructed otherwise), Dean required (through CASA)
*Check your registration access time to know when your registration date is.
**ONLINE SPRING 2024 REGISTRATION CONTINUES UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH.
Time Frame Drop Procedures Signatures/Approval Required Outcome
On or before Friday, 02/09 (Census Date a.k.a. Last Day to Drop) Online through Banner Self-Service Not required Class will not appear on schedule/academic transcript
Saturday, 02/10 - Monday, 04/08 (Last Day to Drop with a 'W') Add/Drop form (PDF) Instructor and Adviser required, Dean required (through CASA) Class will appear on schedule/academic transcript with a 'W' (for Withdrawn)
*ONLINE SPRING 2024 REGISTRATION CONTINUES UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH.

 

Timeline to Add/Drop a Class for Summer 2024

Time Frame Add/Drop Procedures Signatures/Approval Required
Monday, 11/13 - Thursday, 11/16 (Summer 2024 registration begins)* Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
Monday, 04/15 - Thursday, 04/18 (Summer 2024 registration continues)* Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
Session I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII*: After the class starts Add/Drop form (PDF) Instructor required, Adviser optional (unless instructed otherwise), Dean required (through CASA)

NOTE: Summer 2024 tuition payment is due May 1, 2024. After this date, registration is considered late and payment is due upon registration

*Please refer to the Summer 2024 Calendar for more detailed information on the last day to add, drop, and withdraw deadlines.

 

Instructions for Adding/Dropping a Class for SPRING 2024 and SUMMER 2024

You should be able to add/drop a class online if you follow the timelines as indicated above.

If you experience a registration error or you missed the timelines mentioned, you may need to fill out a Registration Add/Drop form. Please read our section on how to edit a PDF virtually as well as our page on How to Submit a Registration Add/Drop Form.

Submission Requirement: How to Edit PDF Documents Virtually

Please note: All documentation needs to be in a clear and readable .pdf format. Pictures of forms taken with a cell phone or screenshots are not acceptable and will be returned to students.

To create .pdfs, use a free desktop/mobile app to convert images of the form to PDF (e.g.,PDFelement, Scanbot, SimpleScan (for Android only), Office Lens). These apps scan documents into PDF files. If you have an Apple iPhone, you can scan and sign documents using the Notes app.

Existing .pdfs can be edited/saved/signed with Preview (Mac) or Dochub. If you have questions about this, please contact your Success Coach or CASA: casa@usfca.edu.

These forms can then be emailed to casa@usfca.edu. Please submit all your completed documents in ONE EMAIL.

 

How Can CASA Help You?

CASA helps to facilitate the registration process. If you need more clarification on the timelines and/or instructions, please contact your Success Coach or CASA at casa@usfca.edu. You can also visit the CASA front desk on the UC 3rd Floor from the hours of 9 am - 5 pm Pacific Time on Mondays - Fridays, excluding holidays.

For academic advising and class selection for the upcoming semester, please contact your major department or adviser.

 

Additional Registration Resources

Forms

 

***Important Note:***
Dates and other content are subject to change.