Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add/drop a class?

During the add/drop or “change of schedule” period, you can add/drop classes through myBama.

After the add/drop deadline but before the 10th* week of classes, you can still use myBama to add or drop a course.

To drop a course after the add/drop deadline, your transcript will show a “W” for that course.

To add a course after the add/drop deadline, you will need to secure instructor permission to enter the course and submit a Late Add Petition.

Late Add Petition Information:

The written permission can be in the form of an email from an official UA account, or can be on department letterhead with the instructor’s signature.

The letter should include the following information:
  • Student’s name and CWID
  • Course and section number (Ex: EN 101 – 001) and CRN number
  • Statement saying that the student is allowed to be added to the class
  • Instructor’s contact information

Be aware that this may affect your student bill. You may be required to make a payment before the late add can be processed.

Please see the Office of Student Account Services website for cost information.

*For fall and spring semesters, add/drop ends one week after the first day of classes and the last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” falls around the 10th week of classes. During Interim, Winter Interim, and summer sessions, however, both intervals are considerably shorter. Consult the UA academic calendar at registrar.ua.edu for dates.