How to Add and Drop a Course

How to Add a Class in PAWS

How to Drop a Class in PAWS


Are you trying to add a class and receiving an error message?  There are several reasons this may be occurring:

1) The university deadline to add classes has passed. View the academic calendar for add/drop deadlines. If you would like permission to enroll in a course after the University add deadline, you will need to reach out to your academic advisor. They will explain the appeal process and timeline.

2) You may have a “Hold” on your PAWS Account. Holds are located in the upper right corner of your PAWS home screen. To review a hold, click on “details”, followed but the hold. From there, you will be able to review the steps to remove the hold, or the office to contact.

3) You have met the limit for repeating a course without permission. If you have already taken a course twice, you will need to appeal for permission for a third attempt. If you would like permission to enroll in a course after the University add deadline, you will need to reach out to your academic advisor. They will explain the appeal process and timeline.

4) Review the requirements to enroll into the course. Some sections are reserved for a subset of students. If you are not part of the special group, you may need to look for a different section.


Are you trying to drop a class and receiving an error message? There are several reasons this may be occurring:

1) The university deadline to drop classes has passed. View the academic calendar for add/drop deadlines. If you would like permission to drop a course after the University drop deadline, you will need to reach out to your academic advisor. They will explain the appeal process and timeline.

2.)  There is also a deadline to fully withdrawal for the semester. If you need to withdraw from all classes, please contact your Academic Advisor.


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