The add/drop process in summer works the same as in fall and spring; however, the time frames to take action in summer are much shorter. Please review the calendar for the session(s) that interest you to make sure you are aware of the important dates and deadlines. 

Adding Courses

You may add a summer class via MyCUInfo without department permission until the add deadline for the specific session in which you wish to enroll.

If you wish to add a summer class after the deadline, you must obtain the instructor’s and/or department's permission (requirements vary by department) to add a class to your schedule. Instructors and department administrators typically only approve late adds if the class has space available and the student has been regularly attending class. If you're given permission to join the class, department administrators will manually enroll you.

You should make every effort to add your classes before the add deadline to ensure timely review of your financial aid and COF eligibility, and timely processing of your tuition and fee bill. Classes added after the COF-eligibility deadline will not receive COF funding unless the class was added late due to university error. 

Dropping Courses

Each session in summer has two distinct drop deadlines. The first drop deadline allows you to drop a class without penalty, which means you are not assessed a grade or tuition. This is also the deadline to select a pass/fail or no credit grading type within MyCUInfo. The second drop deadline allows you to drop a class, but you receive a W (withdrawn) on your transcript and must pay full tuition and fees. You will find the drop deadlines for each summer session in the calendars section.

You may drop a summer class via MyCUInfo without department permission until the second drop deadline. After the second drop deadline, you must obtain the instructor’s signature and a dean’s signature on a Special Action Form (available in the instructor’s department). Additional approval, such as petitioning the dean, may be required for some colleges (check with your school or college). Once you have obtained the necessary approvals, you should deliver the completed Special Action Form to Office of the Registrar.

Note: If you are dropping ALL of your summer classes within a specific session (including your only Maymester or Augmester class) or dropping from Summer Session entirely, this is considered a withdrawal. Get detailed information on this process in the Withdrawal section.

Administrative Drops

Administrative drops can occur for two reasons: nonattendance or missing course prerequisites. You must attend class regularly to guarantee your place in a class. If you do not, you may be administratively dropped at the discretion of the department offering the class; however, this is not guaranteed. Talk to your instructor about his or her specific administrative drop policies.

Please keep in mind, you are responsible for dropping classes in which you do not wish to remain enrolled. If you fail to drop classes by the second deadline, you will receive a failing grade and be assessed full tuition and fees. If you have any questions about the add/drop process or deadlines, contact the Office of the Registrar at 303-492-6970 or registrar@colorado.edu.