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Add-Drop Procedure

For Add/Drop course adds, go to mySwarthmore, Registration, Swarthmore e-forms.

For Add/Drop course adds, go to mySwarthmore, Registration, Swarthmore e-forms.

Use the online  Course Add Request form

Add-Drop for Fall 2020 courses ends September 14, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
Add-Drop for January 2021 will remain open through the Fall semester and ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on January 5, the second day of the January term.

For most course and seminar ADDs:

  • Use the E-Form!
  • Use the Course Add Request e-Form located in mySwarthmore/Student Main Menu/Swarthmore e-forms.
  • DUO: You may need to DUO into mySwarthmore.
  • Patience during approval: After you submit the e-form, wait for departmental approval. All adds must be approved by the department.
  • Summer or over break? Yes, you may use the add e-form over the summer or over break.  Instructors may take longer to answer.
  • PE add period ends September 11, 2020.  Use the course add e-form.
  • Adding academic courses ends September 14, 2020 at 11:59pm.

DROPs: mySwarthmore/ Registration System/ Register for Classes/ Select a Term/ Action.

  • Not an E-Form -- just the regular "Registration System" link.
  • Drop/add ends September 14, 2020 at 11:59pm. Last day to delete a course from permanent registration. Students with once-a-week classes may extend some adding and dropping into the third week of classes, depending upon the approval of the professor teaching the class to be added

Check Registration using mySwarthmore, Registration, Student Detail Schedule.

Finish Adding and Dropping in the first week of classes. The second week is for problem resolution. The deadline is the end of the second week of classes, but don't wait to get settled. The Drop deadline is not extended.

  • For Fall 2020 courses, the final deadline for add/drop is Friday September 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
  • After the September 14 Drop deadline and until the November 6, 2020 Course Withdrawal deadline, students can withdraw from a course and get a W on their record. Please use the required course withdrawal form.

Don't see a course listed on the ADD form?  Go to the department Administrative Assistant/Coordinator to discuss it.

  • Directed Reading, Research, Independent Study, Thesis, or other special courses, see the department.
  • For ECON 001, 031, 033 or any 100 level seminar, see the department.
  • Course Announcements page.

How to add one course to replace another in your schedule: ​

  • Do the add form to ask the prof to add the new course -- without dropping the old course yet
  • Once the add is approved, then drop the other course. You can be registered for both at the same time while that happens. Please drop the other course as soon as reasonably possible.

Credit Limit and Normal Load: In Fall 2020, the normal load is 3 credits.  Typically the normal load is 4 credits.  During drop/add, you may register for more than the normal load, even if during pre-registration there was a limit close to the normal load.

Degree Audit: Check mySwarthmore, Student Information,  Degree Audit to see if your courses are fulfilling degree requirements.

Course Audits: If you wish to audit a course, please register for the class then discuss with the Professor/Instructor before the end of add/drop, and if the professor approves, ask them to inform the Registrar's Office.

  • After the Add/Drop deadline, you may not change registration from credit-bearing to audit -- to stop taking the class for credit, you have to do a course withdrawal with the permanent grade notation of "W". Any approved auditing after that would be informal and has no bearing on the grade notation.

Advising: If you are making a change to the plan you previously developed, please confer with your advisor. If your advisor is on leave or unavailable, consult your major department or if you don't have a major yet, consult your class dean

Automatic notifications: Advisors and Professors (of both added and dropped courses) are notified automatically

For Credit No Credit declaration: Use the (other) electronic form for that located in mySwarthmore/Registration/Swat e-form/CR/NC.