Advance Registration

Advance registration occurs in the Student Center via the myCI portal. During advance registration, students are assigned an enrollment appointment date and time. Students are notified via email when enrollment appointments have been established for an upcoming term. Check your Student Center via the myCI portal to ensure that you have no holds that will prevent registration.

Enrollment appointments are assigned according to class level at the time appointments are established, typically three weeks before continuing student registration and one to three weeks before new student registration. Class level (e.g. postbaccalaureate, senior, junior, sophomore, or freshman) is determined by total units earned, which does not include in progress course work. Students that receive priority registration opportunities include disabled students, foster youth, graduating seniors, and others as determined by University policy and procedure.  More information can be found on the Enrollment Appointment Distribution page. 

Add/Drop Period (Weeks 1-3)

No appointment is necessary to enroll during the Add/Drop period if you are considered a continuing student or were granted an enrollment appointment during Advance Registration. Check your Student Center via the myCI portal to ensure that you have no holds that will prevent registration.

Add a class via the myCI portal using a permission number obtained from the instructor. Permission numbers are given at the discretion of the instructor. Drop a class via the myCI portal; no permission required.

Week 3 deadline by term:

Fall 2017:  September 15, 2017

Spring 2018:  February 9, 2018

4th Week

Add a class by submitting an Add Form (PDF, 178KB) with instructor signature.  Form must be submitted in-person to the Records and Registration desk in the Enrollment Center, first floor, Sage Hall

Drop a class by submitting a Drop Form (PDF, 188KB) with instructor and program chair signatures. A reason must be entered on the form and supporting documentation must accompany the request.  The withdrawal will be noted as a "W" on the transcript.  Drop requests will not be processed if supporting documentation is not submitted to Records and Registration. 

Reasons that may be considered serious and compelling include illness, accident, death in the family, financial hardship, etc. Reasons that are not considered serious and compelling include are drops due to course workload, neglecting to drop the class during the first three weeks, failing an assignment, etc.

If you need to withdraw from all of your courses, you must complete a Term Withdrawal Request Form (PDF, 192KB).

Week 4 deadline by term:

Fall 2017:  September 22, 2017

Spring 2018:  February 16, 2018

Weeks 4 through 12

After the 4th week of the term, adding a class is no longer permitted.  The deadline to drop an individual class for serious and compelling reasons is the end of the 12th week. 

Dropping a class is permissible only for serious and compelling reasons. Students wishing to drop a class after the third week must submit a Drop Form (PDF, 188KB) with instructor and program chair signatures to Records and Registration. A reason must be entered on the form and supporting documentation must accompany the request.  The withdrawal will be noted as a "W" on the transcript.  Drop requests will not be processed if supporting documentation is not submitted to Records and Registration.

Reasons that may be considered serious and compelling include illness, accident, death in the family, financial hardship, etc. Reasons that are not considered serious and compelling include are drops due to course workload, neglecting to drop the class during the first three weeks, failing an assignment, etc.

If you need to withdraw from all of your courses, you must complete a Term Withdrawal Request Form (PDF, 192KB).

Week 12 deadline by term:

Fall 2017:  November 17, 2017

Spring 2018:  April 20, 2018

After the 12th week

After the 12th week of the term, individual course drops are typically not allowed. Withdrawal is not permitted except in cases beyond the student’s control such as accident or serious illness where the assignment of an Incomplete is not practical. Withdrawal after the 12th week will typically involve total withdrawal from the University.  Students have until 30 days after the end of the term to request a term withdrawal.  See the Withdrawal Procedures webpage and complete a Term Withdrawal Request Form (PDF, 192KB).