Switching Sections of the Same Course

Switching Sections Prior To the Deadlines

Prior to the last day to add deadline and the designated course drop deadline (10-day or 20-day drop) students may switch from one class section to another section of the same course by using Schedule Builder:

  1. Under Actions, select Swap Section/Course.
  2. Find the new section for registration, and select Swap.
  • If seats are available in the new section, the old section will be dropped and enrollment in the new section will occur simultaneously.
  • If no seats are available in the new section and allowing wait listing was selected for the new section, the old section will be dropped and the student will be added to the new section’s wait list.
  • If no seats are available in the new section and allowing wait listing was not selected for the new section, no changes will occur. Enrollment in the old section will not change.

Switching Sections Into a Closed Section Using Instructor Permission Prior To the Deadlines

Undergraduate

Do not add the desired closed course/section using a PTA number. Complete an Undergraduate Course Change form:

  1. Obtain permission and the signature of the course instructor.
  2. Submit the completed form to the Office of the University Registrar.
  • Completing a section switch using a PTA is not recommended for undergraduate students. Doing so requires the student to drop the old section and applicable late schedule adjustment fees will be assessed to the student account.

Graduate

Obtain a PTA number from the instructor or department to add the new section. With a valid PTA number, use Schedule Builder:

  1. Drop the old section of the course. Important: DO NOT DROP the original section until you have been issued the PTA.
  2. Search for the new course section using the CRN.
  3. Select Actions and select Register with PTA.
  4. Enter the 9-digit PTA number.
  5. Check and confirm enrollment
  6. A $3.00 fee for the late add will be charged to the student account.

Switching Sections After the Deadlines

See Late Actions