Adding, Dropping and Late Registration

Adding Courses

You may add a course or courses online at any time up until the first day of classes via the "Add a Class" function in PRISM. Some campuses will allow students to add classes online through the first two weeks of classes of a semester-long course, the first week of an eight-week course, or during a proportionate time for shorter classes. On other campuses, students must go to the Student Affairs Office to be approved to add a class during this time. All adds must occur by the deadline dates published in the campus course schedule. Exceptions to the time limit are made only with the written consent of the instructor.

Dropping Courses

You may drop a course or courses online at any time up until the first day of classes via the "Drop a Class" function in PRISM. Some campuses will allow students to drop classes online through the first 10 weeks of semester-long classes, or the first five weeks of an eight-week course, or during a proportionate time for shorter classes. On other campuses, students must go to the Student Affairs Office to be approved to drop a class during this time. All drops must occur by the deadline date published in the campus course schedule. Exceptions to the time limit are made only with the written consent of the instructor.

If a course is dropped after the second week of classes for a semester course, or, after the end of the first week of courses less than 12 weeks in length, a grade of "W" will be recorded on the student's official record. University of Wisconsin Colleges may establish procedures for dropping students administratively if the students do not attend one or more of the first class sessions in a semester. The number of class sessions missed before implementation of an administrative drop is at the discretion of the University of Wisconsin Colleges.

Please see the Refund Schedule for information on tuition and fee refund amounts.

Late Registration

You may register late, observing the same regulations as for adding courses. Late registration is subject to any late registration charge in effect under Regent policy.