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About Add/Drop (Block Registration)

Registration at Colorado College starts with the Preregistration process outlined above. Once students have Preregistered for their upcoming semester(s) and receive their results, they may make changes to their schedule on a block basis using the live registration application in Banner SSB called Add/Drop. This application is available to students 24/7 and is where official registration changes are processed after the initial Preregistration period. Registration changes include adding and dropping courses (block seminars, adjuncts, and courses with waitlists) and switching grade tracks.  

Students are bound to registration deadlines per block. Learn more about them below!

Block Registration Deadlines

Prior to the Friday before the block starts (at 5pm) 
  • Students are able to add courses they are eligible for without restriction.
  • Official course registration changes are completed in Add/Drop in Banner SSB. 
What happens at 5pm on the Friday before the block starts?
  • Final class and active waitlist rosters are sent to faculty members.
Friday (5pm) - First Tuesday (at 5pm) 
  • Permission from the faculty member teaching the course is now required for any course adds up until the registration deadline (Tuesday at 5pm).
  • Permission is obtained in the form of the COI PIN (Consent of Instructor PIN) and used in Add/Drop for official registration changes. 

Being added to a Canvas Page is NOT the same as an official registration change - the student is responsible and must complete this action themselves in Add/Drop.

After the First Tuesday (at 5pm)

  • If a student has failed to meet the add registration deadline, they must forward an email to the Registrar's Office from the teaching faculty member confirming they have been attending since the start of the course. Student ID, Course Information (CRN, Course ID, Title, Professor Name, and Grade Track must be included in the request. Late registration requests received beyond the grade track deadline are automatically assigned to the Letter Grades (G) track. 

Prior to the Friday before the block starts (at 5pm) 

  • Students can add themselves to a waitlist for a course up until 5pm on the Friday before the block starts (3 days before the block)
  • Waitlisted registrations are temporary/unofficial but are seen as the student's preferred choice. If a seat becomes available, their registration is updated the next business day and they are sent an email notification of the change.
  • Because waitlists are temporary/unofficial, students are encouraged to sign up for a back-up course that has available seats in the event they do not make it in off of the waitlist.

What happens at 5pm on the Friday before the block starts?

  • Temporary/unofficial registrations (waitlists) for the upcoming block are dropped. If a student that was still on the waitlist has been granted permission to join the course from the teaching faculty member, they must obtain the COI PIN and officially register themselves using Add/Drop.

Being added to a Canvas Page is NOT the same as an official registration change - the student is responsible and must complete this action themselves in Add/Drop.

Prior to the Second Tuesday (at 5pm)

  • Students are expected to remain full-time while enrolled at CC.
  • If a student is considering one or more blocks off, please connect with the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub (the Hub) to complete the appropriate paperwork. Review the Student Time Off, Withdrawal, & Reinstatement Policy.
  • Students may drop their course using Add/Drop in order to release a seat to a potential student on the waiting list. Keep in mind this does not pardon you from filling out the appropriate paperwork with the Hub.

First Monday - Second Tuesday (at 5pm) 

  • Final class and waitlist rosters are sent to faculty members at 5pm on the Friday before the block starts. If a student is choosing to drop a course after the block has started, they may do so using Add/Drop which will send a notification to the teaching faculty member on their behalf. This is both a courtesy to the faculty member and also a notification that a spot is available to an interested student (if dropped within the first couple days).
  • Students are still expected to complete the appropriate paperwork with the Hub. 

Being removed from a Canvas Page is NOT the same as an official registration change - the student is responsible and must complete this action themselves in Add/Drop.

After the Second Tuesday (at 5pm)

  • Students are charged for the block after the drop deadline and are no longer provided the option to drop the course. Instead, students may seek out the following options:  
    • Following the grade track change deadlines, students may be able to switch their grade track to the Pass/Fail (S/CR/NC) option or Petition for a Grade Track Change through the Registrar's Office if beyond the deadline and within one year from the start of the course.
    • Petition for an Excused Grade through the Registrar's Office.
    • Petition for an Incomplete Grade through the teaching faculty member.

A grade of an administrative fail (WF) will be assigned to any student who has failed to withdraw officially from the course after the drop deadline or has abandoned their academic responsibilities via the alternative options outlined above. Review the Credit and Grades Policy.

Prior to the Friday before the block starts (at 5pm) 

  • If a student no longer wishes to retain their position on an active waitlist, they must drop immediately or risk being automatically added if/when their spot opens up in the course.

What happens at 5pm on the Friday before the block starts?

  • Temporary/unofficial registrations (waitlists) for the upcoming block are dropped. Any student left on a waitlist did not make it into an available seat and are not registered for the upcoming block (unless they signed up for a back-up course)

2021-22 Adjunct Deadlines for Dropping 

Fall Blocks

Drop Deadline

Spring Blocks

Drop Deadline

1-2 9/17 *can use Add/Drop by 9/7 5-6 2/11 *can use Add/Drop by 2/1
3-4 11/12 *can use Add/Drop by 11/2 7-8 4/15 *can use Add/Drop by 4/5
1-4 9/28 *can use Add/Drop by 9/7 5-8 2/22 *can use Add/Drop by 2/1
1-8 10/20 *can use Add/Drop by 9/7      
*students will need to forward an email notification from adjunct instructor confirming their acknowledgement of their intention to drop to the registrar's email/ staff will manually drop registration
*grade track change extension policy is in place which allows a student to switch their grade track up until 5pm on the last day of the course. 

Grade Track Change Extension Policy (effective starting Block 7, Spring 2020 until further notice) 

  • Please note, there has been an extension granted for grade track changes. Starting in Block 7 of the Spring 2020 semester further notice, the deadline to change a grade track has been extended until 5pm on the last day of each block.
  • Students can select a course to be graded under the Letter Grades Track (G) or the Pass/Fail Track (S/CR/NC). Review the Credit and Grades Policy Here
  • Students may choose to audit a course with permission from the teaching faculty member. No credit is awarded towards graduation but if completed successfully, will receive a posted transcript record with a (Z) grade. 
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