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Add, drop or withdraw

Add/drop period

Once registration begins, students can add or drop courses through eServices until:

If you need to drop or withdraw from a class but have a registration hold, contact rar@vcu.edu to process the request.

Add, drop or swap courses

Add a class

For instructions and a video tutorial on how to add a course to your schedule, visit the Registration Guide

Swap a class

  1. Log onto eServices.
  2. Select the Student tab.
  3. Select the Registration menu.
  4. Click on Banner 9 Registration.
  5. Select the term for which you’d like to register and click Continue.
  6. Search for and add the class for which you wish to swap.
  7. Go to the Summary tab.
  8. For the class which you wish to drop, select Web Drop from the Action dropdown list.
  9. Check the Conditional Add and Drop box underneath the Summary box.
  10. Click Submit.

If unsuccessful, the reasons why will be displayed in the notification center in the upper right of the screen. You will not be dropped from the original class.

If successful, the message Save Successful will appear at the top right of your screen.  The swapped class will be listed as Registered in the Summary tab. The original class will be listed as Deleted.

Drop a class

  1. For the class which you wish to drop, select "web drop" from the Action dropdown list.
  2. Click submit.
  3. The class will be listed as deleted.

The class is now dropped from your schedule. You may click submit again to make it go away from your summary.

If you need to drop or withdraw from a class but have a registration hold, contact rar@vcu.edu to process the request.

Withdrawals

After the add/drop period and through the end of the first 10 weeks of the semester, students can withdraw from classes using eServices. Failure to withdraw from classes by the end of the first 10 weeks of classes could result in failing grades. For short and nonstandard courses, the final withdrawal date is the day when one-half of the course has been completed.

If administrative withdrawals are assigned by the faculty for a course that a student has never attended and the student has supporting documentation, the student can petition to the Academic Regulations Appeals Committee to change the withdraw to a drop. Students should contact their dean’s office to initiate the process.

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