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Late Add Petition


“Students are responsible for the management of their academic careers. They are expected to familiarize themselves with the undergraduate catalog and to remain informed of all published degree requirements and deadline dates. Failure to do so does not provide a basis for exceptions to academic requirements or policies.”

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Late-Add Checklist
Online Petition Form

Things to consider BEFORE submitting a late-add petition:
  • Students are responsible for their own course registration. This includes following established procedures for enrolling in a course for which they want to receive credit, as well as dropping a course or withdrawing from a course or term they do not intend to complete. Important registration deadlines are available at:
  • It is against university policy to participate in or attend a course without formal registration in the course. Instructors should not permit students to attend or participate in a course for which they are not formally registered and listed on the course roster. This practice is strictly prohibited after the end of the schedule adjustment period.
  • Unless specifically notified otherwise, students are not enrolled in any course without having completed the registration transaction themselves according to the established procedures. Having access to Blackboard does not constitute formal registration in the course nor does having a spot on the wait list. The instructor being “willing” to have a student in the class also does not constitute formal enrollment. A student is not enrolled until he/she sees the course, with the notation “Enrolled,” on his or her class schedule.
  • Failure to pay an overdue balance (resulting in a registration block) does not provide basis for a late-add petition.
  • If a late-add means that the student will be enrolled in more than 19.5 credits in a fall/spring semester, more than 8 credits in one of the two summer sessions, or more than 4.5 credits in a winter session, then he/she must first receive permission for excess credits by completing the form, which is available here: and submitting it to the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising.
  • Late registration fees (non-refundable) may be applied to the student’s account in the event that a late add request is approved and registration is granted as an exception to policy. For more information on late registration fees please visit:
  • Courses added after the end of the schedule adjustment period (even with an approved late-add petition on file), are not considered for purposes of federal financial aid eligibility.