How to Add/Drop Classes

UPDATED AS OF 11/07/2022

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

Fall 2022 Registration Dates and Deadlines

Deadline Name Date Description
Last Day to Add Monday, August 29th The last day to add into a course once the semester begins. See the timeline below for adding a course for more information.
Last Day to Drop (a.k.a. Census Date)* Friday, September 9th The last day to drop a course (or courses) online and have the course disappear from your academic record. See the timeline below for dropping a course for more information.
Last Day to Withdraw* Friday, November 4th The last day to withdraw from a course (or courses) with a 'W' (withdrawal) notated on your academic record. See the timeline below for dropping a course for more information.
Registration Week Monday, November 14th - Thursday, November 17th The start of registration for the upcoming semester. You will be assigned a registration access time online through Banner Self-Service.**
*The date listed here is applicable only to courses with standard start and end dates for the Fall 2022 semester. To find what Last Day to Drop DATE is applicable to a specific course, 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 Course?

Please see the timelines and instructions for adding and/or dropping a course(s).

Timeline to Add/Drop a Course for FALL 2022

Time Frame Add Procedures Signatures/Approval Required
Tuesday, 04/19 - Friday, 04/22 (Fall 2022 registration begins for continuing students)* Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
On or before Monday, 08/29 (Last Day to Add)** Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
Tuesday, 08/30 - Friday, 09/09 (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 FALL 2022 REGISTRATION CONTINUES UNTIL MONDAY, AUGUST 29th.
Time Frame Drop Procedures Signatures/Approval Required Outcome
On or before Friday, 09/09 (Census Date a.k.a. Last Day to Drop without a 'W') Online through Banner Self-Service Not required Course will not appear on schedule/academic transcript
Saturday, 09/10 - Friday, 11/04 (Last Day to Drop with a 'W') Add/Drop form (PDF) Instructor and Adviser required, Dean required (through CASA) Course will appear on schedule/academic transcript with a 'W' (for Withdrawn)
*ONLINE FALL 2022 REGISTRATION CONTINUES UNTIL MONDAY, AUGUST 29th.

Timeline to Add/Drop a Course for INTERSESSION 2023

Time Frame Add Procedures Signatures/Approval Required
Monday, 11/14 - Thursday, 11/17 (Intersession 2023 registration begins for continuing students)* Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
Before Tuesday, 01/03 (Last Day to Add) Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
Tuesday, 01/03 - Thursday, 01/05 (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.

Timeline to Add/Drop a Course for SPRING 2023

Time Frame Add Procedures Signatures/Approval Required
Monday, 11/14 - Thursday, 11/17 (Spring 2023 registration begins for continuing students)* Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
On or before Friday, 01/27 (Last Day to Add)** Online through Banner Self-Service for open classes and no registration errors Not required
Saturday, 01/28 - Friday, 02/10 (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 2023 REGISTRATION CONTINUES UNTIL FRIDAY, JANUARY 27th.

 

Instructions for Adding/Dropping a Course for Fall 2022, Intersession 2023, and Spring 2023

You should be able to add/drop a course 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 course selection for the upcoming semester, please contact your major department or adviser.

CASA will be hosting in-person drop-ins to help with general registration questions and procedures. Drop-ins will be offered as indicated below:
Date: Monday, November 14th to Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10 am - 4 pm Pacific Time
Location: CASA Lobby on the UC 3rd Floor

 

Additional Registration Resources

Forms

 

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