Add or Drop a Course

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Students may add a class until the end of the second full week of the semester. (Language classes under the 200 level and writing seminars may be added only until the end of the first full week of classes.) The add period allows students to visit classes before finalizing their schedules, but students are expected to attend all classes they may wish to add in order to keep up with assignments and material. Even during the add period, instructors may restrict admission to students who have been attending regularly.

Courses may be dropped via Penn InTouch during the first five weeks of the semester.