Drop/Add Procedures

Drop/Add Information

**Waitlists will be purged on August 17, 2022. No students can be added to waitlists after this point.**

First-year Schedule Changes

First-year students will be able to make changes after they have met with their adviser on Thursday, August 18 or Friday August 19. All course changes must be processed in person in the Registrar's Office. Drop/Add cards are available online (see link below) or at the Registrar's Office.

Students may add any open courses (except FOUN/RESC) without permission through the first week of classes. Instructor signatures are required for closed courses and for ALL courses during the second week of classes. See Course Information for available courses

Special note regarding changes to Foundation Seminars: Changes to foundation seminar courses (FOUN 098 or RESC 098 sections) require the approval of the adding instructor even if the course shows available space in Course Information.

All schedule changes must be processed before 4:30 P.M. on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Upper Class Online Drop/Add

Noon, August 19-11:59 P.M. August 26

Upper class students (sophomore, junior, senior) will be able to add open courses online in Banner Web starting at Noon on Friday August 19, 2022. Registration pins are not required. Online drop/add will continue until 11:59 P.M. on Friday, August 26, 2022. Access to closed courses requires instructor permission. Electronic overrides may be obtained by sending your BU ID number to the faculty member attached to the course. If permission is granted via email or a signed drop/add card, courses can be added in person in the registrar's office or by forwarding the completed drop/add card to registrar@bucknell.edu.

Drop/Add card

Late Drop/Add

Instructor permission required for all added courses

8:30 A.M., Monday, August 29 - 4:30 P.M. Friday, September 2

Starting on Monday August 29, 2022 all course additions require instructor permission. Completed drop/add cards may be submitted in person in the registrar's office or emailed to registrar@bucknell.edu. Be sure to include instructor permission for the added courses as well as the information on the courses to be dropped. 

All schedule changes (including section changes) must be filed online, via email or at the Registrar's Office prior to 4:30 P.M. on September 2, 2022. Any changes made after this point may result in a "W" grade.

Underload/Overload Approvals

  • If you are dropping below 4 credits, you must secure permission from your adviser and associate dean for a course underload. See link below for course load request form.
  • If you are going above 4.75 credits, you must secure permission from your adviser and associate dean for a course overload. See link below for course load request form. 

Course load request

Contact Details



Office of the Registrar
102 Marts Hall