Schedule Adjustments

Students may view an updated list of open,cancelled, and closed classes on the Office of the Registrar website Class Schedules

or by going to Humboldt’s homepage at and selecting Class Schedule from the Quick Links drop-down menu. Schedule adjustments may be made by using Student Center.

Adding Courses

During the first two weeks of classes, all adds can be done by the student via Student Center. Instructor approval is NOT required for students to enroll in open classes during the first week of instruction, except for those that require special approval. Instructor approval is required (with a permission number) for students to enroll in any class during the second week of instruction. A $20 fee per class is assessed.

Courses cannot be added after the second week of classes (see the Calendar of Activities & Deadlines for deadline dates). After the second week, approval to add courses will only be considered if verification that the course is necessary for the student to graduate at the end of the current semester is provided. Instructor, department chair, and college dean signatures are required.

When adding courses with lecture, lab, and/or activity/discussion links, all courses/sections must be added in Student Center.

Dropping Courses/Withdraws

When dropping a course that requires a lab or activity, both the lecture and the lab/activity must be dropped at the same time.

As a matter of university policy, the instructor in the course may opt to drop a student upon absence from a class lab session within the first week of classes, or if the student does not meet prerequisites for the course. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to drop the course via the web. (See Attendance and Prerequisite sections of the Registration Guide.)

During the first two weeks of instruction, students may drop a class from their schedule via Student Center. After the first two weeks of classes, permission to withdraw with a documented serious and compelling reason must be approved. A $20 fee per class is assessed.

Go to to start the process. Students can only withdraw from a maximum of 18 units throughout their career at Humboldt State University. Withdrawal from courses for reasons that are catastrophic, such as accident or serious illness do not count toward the 18-unit limit. A “W” grade is recorded on the academic record and a $20.00 fee will be charged per course. The final drop deadline is the end of the tenth week of classes (see Calendar of Activities & Deadlines for deadline dates).

A student is not permitted to withdraw from any classes during the last five weeks of instruction or later except in cases where the cause of withdrawal is due to circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control AND the assignment of an incomplete grade is not practicable. Approval for requests for course withdrawals during the final five weeks of the semester are seldom granted. Such withdrawals from courses will not count towards the total of 18 permitted semester units of dropped courses.

Note: When you drop all of your classes using Student Center, the information is relayed to the Office of the Registrar. The date on which the drop process is completed is the effective date used for official records in the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, and Student Financial Services. Many students, however, must also complete various exit procedures with offices on campus. We strongly encourage students that are considering withdrawing to visit the Office of the Registrar or the Academic & Career Advising Center, GH 114, for a full discussion of the withdrawal procedure. Following the complete withdrawal procedure ensures that outstanding issues are dealt with in advance of leaving the university. Add/Drop forms are available at the Office of the Registrar, SBS 133.

Students must contact the Office of the Registrar to request permission to withdraw completely from the term after the second week of classes.