How to Submit an Add/Drop Form

UPDATED AS OF 01/24/2023

There are two ways to submit your request to add and/or drop a course:

  • In-Person Submission: Complete the Registration Add/Drop form in black or dark blue ink with signatures from both your major adviser and instructor. Submit the completed form to CASA at University Center 3rd Floor between 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • Online Submission: Complete the Registration Add/Drop form in black or dark blue ink and email both your major adviser and instructor. Their emailed response will serve in place of their signature on the Registration Add/Drop form. Please see "How to Edit PDF Documents Virtually" below. Save their emails as a .pdf. Here are instructions on how to email your instructor and how to save an email as a .pdf, sign the form, and email all three documents (Registration Add/Drop Form, email from major adviser, email from instructor) to casa@usfca.edu in one email.

Watch these videos for more information on how to add and/or drop your course(s). Make sure you pay attention to the dates here to know when online registration is open and when manual registration is required.

*NOTE: Some courses have a different Last Day to Drop date. It is your responsibility to know when your course's Last Day to Drop date is. You can find the course’s "Last Day to Drop" date on your "Detailed Student Schedule" on the Student Banner Self-Service platform through your myUSF dashboard.

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, Simple Scan (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. Use black or dark blue font color to complete the form. 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.

 

For the Spring 2023 Semester

All the registration information for students continuing for the Spring 2023 semester has been sent via email (check your USFCA email). The schedule of classes is available online for you to start registering and setting your Spring 2023 class schedule.

We advise you to check courses for any registration restrictions, such as prerequisites, test scores, or field of study. If you see a registration restriction for a course, authorization may be needed. Select the options below for further information.

 

Adding a Course

Students can add courses online on Banner Self-Service up until Friday, January 27th.

Students who fall under these following situations are required to complete a Registration Add/Drop form to officially add the course:

  • A prerequisite course has been taken but isn't being recognized by the system.
  • A prerequisite and/or restriction for the course has not been met.
  • The course in question is closed.
  • Dropping a lab/co-requisite section.

Follow these instructions to add a course:

  • Complete the Registration Add/Drop form in black or dark blue ink. You will need written consent from the instructor. (Video instructions here.)
  • Sign the Registration Add/Drop form.
  • Submit the following documents in person to CASA on the UC 3rd Floor or in ONE EMAIL to casa@usfca.edu from your USFCA email.

Online registration for Spring 2023 ends as of Friday, January 27th. Starting Saturday, January 28th to Friday, February 10th, if you need to late add a course to your schedule, you are required to complete a Registration Add/Drop form to officially add the course.

Follow these instructions to add a course:

  • Complete the Registration Add/Drop form in black or dark blue ink. (Video instructions here.) You will need consent from the instructor.
  • Sign the Registration Add/Drop form.
  • Submit the following documents in person to CASA on the UC 3rd Floor or in ONE EMAIL to casa@usfca.edu from your USFCA email.

If the course you want to add has not started yet for the Spring 2023 semester, you will need to submit the following documents to casa@usfca.edu:

  • Complete the Registration Add/Drop form in black or dark blue ink. You will need consent from the instructor if the course is closed or a prerequisite and/or restriction for the course has not been met.* (Video instructions here.)

    *If the course does not require an instructor's permission, you don't need to get the instructor's consent to add the course.
  • Sign the Registration Add/Drop form.
  • Submit the following documents in person to CASA on the UC 3rd Floor or in ONE EMAIL to casa@usfca.edu from your USFCA email.

NOTE: All petitions to add courses after the deadline are subject to review and approval by the instructor's dean.

Dropping a Course

Students can drop courses online through Banner Self-Service up until the "Last Day to Drop" (or Census Date) of the course. The course's "Last Day to Drop" can be found on the student’s "Detailed Student Schedule" on the Student Banner Self-Service platform through your myUSF dashboard. The Census Date for the majority of courses is Friday, February 10th.

To drop a course, follow these steps:

  • Login to your myUSF dashboard.
  • Click on Banner Self-Service (Student).
  • Under the "Student" tab, click on 'Registration' and then 'Drop and Add Classes'.
  • Select the appropriate 'Term' for the class drop you intend to drop.
  • Your class schedule should appear. Next to your courses, a drop-down menu gives you the option to drop your class online. Select this option and click 'Submit' for your changes to officially go through.*

Double-check your detailed student schedule and/or academic transcript to make sure your class changes have gone through.

NOTE: Dropping the day of or after the start date of the course will result in a pro-rated charge of tuition. Refer to the semester enrollment chart on the myUSF Refunds page for how this affects the reversal of tuition and housing fees.

*If you are dropping your last/only course, you will need to email registrar@usfca.edu before you will be officially dropped from the course.

There are some courses that require students to complete a Registration Add/Drop form to correctly drop the course.

Here are some situations in which you will need to complete a Registration Add/Drop form:

  • Switching lab/co-requisite sections. You cannot switch lab /co-requisite sections without dropping your lecture and vice versa online.
  • Manual registration of a course. You would like to drop a currently registered course with a course that needs to be manually added. This is to avoid any unnecessary complications in the event you cannot be manually registered for a course.

Follow these instructions to drop a course for the upcoming semesters:

  1. Complete the Registration Add/Drop form in black or dark blue ink. (Video instructions here.) Please see "How to Edit PDF Documents Virtually" above.
  2. Sign the Registration Add/Drop form.
  3. Submit the following documents in person to CASA on the UC 3rd Floor or in ONE EMAIL to casa@usfca.edu from your USFCA email.

After the "Last Day to Drop" online (Friday, February 10th for the majority of courses*) and until the Last Day to Withdraw (Monday, April 10th by 5PM Pacific Time), in order to drop a course, please follow these instructions:

  • Complete the Registration Add/Drop form in black or dark blue ink. You will need consent from both your major adviser and instructor. (Video instructions here.)
  • Sign the Registration Add/Drop form.
  • Submit the following documents in person to CASA on the UC 3rd Floor or in ONE EMAIL to casa@usfca.edu from your USFCA email.

*NOTE: Some courses have a different Last Day to Drop date. It is your responsibility to know when your course's Last Day to Drop date is. You can find the course’s "Last Day to Drop" date on your "Detailed Student Schedule" on the Student Banner Self-Service platform through your myUSF dashboard.

Additionally, dropping a course past the course's Last Day to Drop date will result in a 'W' on your transcript.

All students are required and expected to adhere to all University set dates and deadlines. The last day to withdraw from your Spring 2023 course with a ‘W’ on your academic record is Monday, April 10, 2023.