Temporary COVID enrollment forms and processes
Take a look at this page of the Registrar's website for enrollment help after certain enrollment access becomes restricted or for other enrollment options that require specific academic approval
-Schedule Change Form - needed to add/swap into a course after its' 100% refund period has passed.
-Time Conflict Approval
-Request to Enroll Above Maximum hours limit
-Request to Increase Credit Hour
List of all College of Liberal Arts & Sciences policies and forms found here.
How do I add a class?
First, talk to an advisor to ensure that the class works with your degree plan and will not conflict with other classes in your schedule. Check the academic calendar to see if you can add a class online or must obtain written permission to join a class.
Click here for instructions on how to add a course!
Dropping & Withdraw:
What does it mean when I withdraw from a class?
When you withdraw from a class, a "W" will appear on your transcript and you will no longer be enrolled in this class. There may be certain consequences for a "W" on your transcript, and you should talk with an advisor to make sure that withdrawal will not negatively affect housing, insurance, or financial aid. Be sure and check the academic calendar for deadlines and refund policies for withdrawal.
First period drop: timeframe in which students can withdraw from a course(s) and not recieve a "W" on their transcript.
Second Period Drop:
Period 2 (please see the Registrar’s official academic calendar) is the last day to withdraw from a class.
Dates will also be modified for short courses still in progress. Check the Fall 2020 academic calendar here.
I need to drop a class. What do I do?
First, talk to your advisor about why you need to drop and to make sure that it will not negatively affect your degree progress, GPA, or financial aid.
Next, check the academic calendar to see if you can still drop a class online or must obtain written permission to drop or join a new class. It is better to use the swap feature than to drop and add. See the information below about the swap feature.
The day in which you choose to drop a course also changes how much money you receive back from your student bill. KU has 100%, 50%, and 0% refund periods each semester. Always check your dates!
**Important!** Short term/Short courses have different academic deadlines than courses that meet for a whole semester. Keep track of those deadlines to make sure they don't sneak up on you here.
What if I drop below 12 credit hours?
Dropping below 12 hours means that you are no longer a full time student. This can have serious consequences for housing, scholarships, financial aid and grants, sports, and insurance coverage, among other things.
Please talk to an advisor or appropriate department before dropping below 12 credit hours
I need to drop one class and get into another. How do I do that?
When you're switching from one class into another, do not drop a class and then add another. Instead, switch classes using the "Swap" function in Enroll and Pay. This guarantees that you are not blocked out of classes by keeping you in your original class as it switches you into a new one. It is always best to 'swap' courses within the same refund period! Not doing so within the same refund period can affect your tuition amount and/or financial aid.
What if the course I want to add is closed?
Talk with your advisor about this situation. There may be another course you could substitute, you might be able to wait until another semester to take the course, or there may be an additional strategy available. Every situation is different!
Make an appointment if you have more questions about enrolling or dropping classes!
Ready to add, drop, or swap a class? Visit the Student Information Systems website.
Can I repeat a course?
If you earn a D or an F in a class numbered from 000-299, then you may repeat the course. The lower grade earned will remain on your transcript, but will not be counted in your KU GPA. The course repeat policy may not be used more than five times. After that, you still may repeat a course, but grades from a repeated course will be averaged with previous attempts and will not replace a grade.