Retroactive Add

Students who were not correctly enrolled in classes due to a documented university error may petition to add a class after the end of the semester. This is called a retroactive add, and is only allowed in circumstances of university error. Registration errors on the part of students are not legitimate reasons for approval of a retroactive add.

Requesting a Retroactive Add

  1. Review all policies pertaining to retroactive adds.
  2. Complete a Retroactive Add Request Form indicating which course you are petitioning to add and explaining fully why you were unable to do so during the semester, including all documentation regarding the university error. Be sure to include the course ID (including section number), the title of the course, the CRN of the course, the number of credit hours attributed to the course, the professor's name, and the semester during which you attempted the course.
  3. Obtain written verification from the course instructor(s) stating the dates and grades for all graded work and the final grade for the course. The instructor must explain why you were allowed to remain in the course without being listed on the official university class roster.

Retroactive Add Policies

Students are responsible for registering properly and paying for all credits by the registration and payment deadlines listed on the Registrar's website. Instructors do not have the authority to add students to courses, and students are always held personally responsible for verifying the accuracy of their own enrollment before the end of the add period. Being waitlisted for a course does not guarantee a student's subsequent enrollment in that course.

Students will only be considered for a retroactive add due to a documented university error. Reasons NOT considered for retroactive adds include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Failure to enroll officially from a waitlist.
  • Failure to add into the course due to a hold of any kind on your account -these may include parking, library, health, and academic holds.
  • Failure to process an approved late add form (signed by appropriate department chair) through the Registrar's office before the deadline for doing so.

Students have the right to appeal denial of a request. Information on submitting an appeal can be found at the bottom of the page