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Students may make changes to their schedules via the Register & Drop/Add link in the OneStart Student Center. Schedule adjustments may be made from the time of a student’s initial registration through the end of the 100% refund period. See Fee Information below for drop/add access fee information.
The OneStart Student Center is the gateway to IU’s registration system. Students may access OneStart from any computer connected to the internet.
Notes about online Drop/Add:
- If you are receiving financial aid, be sure to consult the Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to your dropping classes to determine how the drop(s) will affect your aid.
- If you are required to maintain a certain number of credit hours for health insurance or VA benefits, make sure before adjusting your schedule that dropping a class will not affect your eligibility.
Fees from drop/add activity are due by the fee deadline:
If your credit-hour load changes after financial aid awards have been credited to your account, you may be required to repay part or all of the financial aid already received. Financial aid in process may also be reduced or cancelled. See the Fee Listing on the Office of the Bursar's website.
Credit Hour Fees Refunded
Credit hour fees are refunded when applicable by the Office of the Bursar on a percentage semester refund schedule. Visit the Office of the Bursar Web site (www.bursar.indiana.edu) for more information on refund policies and fee appeals.
Drop/Add Access Fee
- No access fee will be charged during your initial registration session.
- No access fee will be assessed for changes processed within two business days after your initial registration.
- A Drop/Add access fee will be assessed when you choose to make schedule adjustments after two business days have elapsed since your initial registration. The fee is assessed each day (12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.) of drop/add activity. See the Fee Listing on the Office of the Bursar's website.
Failure to pay does not withdraw you from all classes. Should you decide not to attend the Bloomington campus, you must follow the procedures for withdrawal from the university . There is no automatic cancellation of your registration for nonpayment. If you do not withdraw properly, you risk receiving grades of F in your courses. You will also be responsible for all course fees, plus any applicable late fees, through the time you complete a total withdrawal. (See the Office of the Bursar's Fee Refund Policy)
Before you Drop/Add classes:
- Log into OneStart (http://onestart.iu.edu) with your IU username and passphrase and click Go to Student Center.
- Review course availability online by clicking Search for Classes in the Student Center or by viewing the Schedule of Classes.
- Review online course descriptions , contact prospective instructors, and review course materials for desired courses.
- Consult the Final Exam Schedule.
- Request any required class permissions from the department offering the desired class.
To Drop/Add Classes:
- Log into OneStart (http://onestart.iu.edu) with your IU username and passphrase and click Go to Student Center.
- Click Go to Student Center.
- Click Register & Drop/Add.
- Select the appropriate term and click Continue.
- Drop or add classes by selecting Drop or Add from the menu bar at the top of the page. The Student Center will walk you through the dropping or adding process.
- Once finished, click My Class Schedule.
- Print a copy of your schedule!
- To print without your name, click Print at the top.
- To print with your name, click Printer Friendly Page, then click Print at the top.
- To print a weekly calendar view of your schedule, click Weekly Calendar View.
- Be sure to log out of OneStart and close the browser to protect your privacy.
Drop/Add (Through the First Week of Classes)
The continuous drop/add feature is available through OneStart Student Center (see OneStart for hours of availability) from the beginning of Early Registration through the end of the 100% refund period. See the Official Calendar for drop/add dates.
Classes dropped during the first week of classes remain on your class schedule with a status of Dropped, but will not appear on transcripts. See the Official Calendar for Drop/Add dates.
Indiana University uses an electronic drop and add (eDrop and eAdd) process to allow students to request class drops and adds via OneStart. eDrop/eAdd will be available from the second week of classes through the Automatic Withdrawal (Auto W) deadline.
NOTE: Students who are dropping all classes (including those enrolled in only one course) must follow procedures for withdrawal from the university .
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: If you are an undergraduate student enrolled in 12 credit hours or more you will receive the most favorable tuition treatment if the drop and add are initiated on the same day.
GRADUATE STUDENTS: For important information concerning late drop/add for graduate students, see http://bursar.indiana.edu/home/index.php/policies/schedule-adjustment/#grad.
A late schedule change fee will be assessed for each class dropped after the first week of classes. The late schedule change fee also applies to a class number (section) change, a change of arranged hours, or a credit/audit change.
Waiver of the late schedule change fee will be considered only when it can be clearly demonstrated that the university, through one of its offices or officials, is directly responsible for the late drop/add activity.
Classes dropped after the first week of classes will be assigned a grade of W through the last day for an automatic grade of W (see Official Calendar); thereafter, a grade of W or F must be assigned by the instructor.
After the automatic withdrawal period, a student may withdraw only with the permission of his or her dean. This approval is normally given only for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress. Students should check with their school for more information.
Courses with non-standard dates will be assigned a grade of W on the day after the 100% refund deadline for the course. See the Non-Standard Session Dates calendar for 100% refund/Auto W dates for courses with non-standard dates for the current academic term.
NOTE: A student who is found to have committed an act of academic misconduct while enrolled in a class and is assigned a grade of F by the instructor as a result of the misconduct will have a grade of F entered in place of the automatic W which would otherwise have applied. A grade of F recorded as a result of academic misconduct will be subject to the same procedures as if the student had not attempted to withdraw from the class.
All students (except those in the School of Law) are eligible to use eDrop.
To access eDrop, log into OneStart. On the Services tab, select Student Self-Service in the sidebar. Select the Late drop/add classes link.
See eDrop Instruction Sheet for students for detailed eDrop instructions for students.
See eDrop Instruction Sheet for approvers for detailed eDrop instructions for approvers.
- Dropping classes could result in reduction or repayment of financial aid and additional tuition charges may apply.
- Submitting an eDrop request is not a confirmation that the course has been dropped from your schedule.
- Once submitted, your eDrop request will be routed to the appropriate advisor, department chair, and/or dean for approval.
- Once approved, your request will be processed and an e-mail confirming that the Drop is official will be sent to your University e-mail account.
- Until you receive an e-mail which says the Drop has been approved and processed, or until you confirm via "My eDocs," you are still enrolled in the course. All rules and requirements still apply, and you should continue to attend the class.
Any eDrop not approved or disapproved two weeks after the submission date will be disapproved by the Office of the Registrar.
eDrop/eAdd as a Pair
Using eDrop and eAdd together means that your requests are contingent upon one another. In order for both the drop and the add to process successfully, they must BOTH be approved. If either the drop or the add are not approved, neither request will be processed.
IMPORTANT: If you are an undergraduate student enrolled in 12 credit hours or more you will receive the most favorable tuition treatment if you use the Drop/Add pair for adding and dropping courses (not applicable for summer enrollment).
eDrop/eAdd as a pair will be available from the second week of classes through the Automatic Withdrawal (Auto W) deadline (see Official Calendar for dates).
Once submitted, eDrop and eAdd requests automatically route to the appropriate reviewers (instructors, advisors, department chairs, school deans, etc.) where they are able to take action electronically.
Once approved, the request will be processed and notification sent to you via your University e-mail account.
To access eDrop/eAdd, log into OneStart. On the Services tab, select Student Self-Service in the sidebar. Select the Late drop/add classes link.
See eDrop/eAdd Pair Instruction Sheet for students for detailed eDrop/eAdd Pair instructions for students.
Any eDrop/eAdd pair not approved or disapproved two weeks after the submission date will be disapproved by the Office of the Registrar.
Please note: Students who submit an eDrop/eAdd pair prior to or on Auto W day and have the eAdd component of the request disapproved after the Auto W deadline may qualify to complete the eDrop request attached to the pair. Qualified students will be notified by the Office of the Registrar three days after the eDrop/eAdd request had been disapproved.
To access eAdd, log into OneStart. On the Services tab, select Student Self-Service in the sidebar. Select the Late drop/add classes link.
See eAdd Instruction Sheet for students for detailed eAdd instructions for students.
See eAdd Instruction Sheet for Instructors for detailed eAdd instructions for instructors.
See eAdd Instruction Sheet for Approvers for detailed eAdd instructions for approvers.
- Undergraduates may incur additional fees if they do not submit a drop and corresponding add together on the same form (whether electronic or paper).
- Once approved, the date you submit the eAdd request will be the date used to add the class. Fees will be determined based on that date.
- Adding classes that cause your schedule to go over the flat-fee 12-17 credit hour range can result in considerable financial assessments (Fall and Spring terms only).
- Submitting an eAdd request does not guarantee that the course will be added to your schedule.
- Once submitted, eAdd requests automatically route to the appropriate reviewers (instructors, advisors, department chairs, school deans, etc.) for approval.
- It is your responsibility to monitor the status of your eAdd request. You are not officially registered and your schedule will NOT change until your request is approved and the class is added to your class schedule.
- If your eAdd request is approved, it will be processed and a confirmation will be sent to your University e-mail account.
- If there is a problem with your request or additional information is required, you will be notified via your University e-mail account.
Any eAdd not approved or disapproved two weeks after the submission date will be disapproved by the Office of the Registrar.