Changes of Registration: Policy and Procedures

February 2014

Policies regarding changes of registration are described at:

Drop/Add and Wait List Persons, Instructions

Changes of registration are processed at the Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising during window hours:

Academic year hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CLOSED daily during Chapel and Tuesdays, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. for staff meeting

Changes of registration are processed via email only if the student is away from campus (e.g., on an off-campus program, on leave of absence, breaks between semester, away for the summer).


Registration for an INDEPENDENT STUDY/RESEARCH, INTERNSHIP, AUDIT, or OVERLOAD may ONLY be added with the complete and signed paperwork and with final approval of the Registrar.

Dropping/Adding Courses:

Until Friday, February 7, 2013, (office open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.): To add an open course or drop any course, complete a drop/add slip and bring it to the window, TOH 149; faculty signature required to add a closed course.

Once the term has begun, faculty signature is required to add or drop any course. For first-year students in their first semester, advisor signature is also required.

Off-Campus Programs

Students who are currently enrolled in St. Olaf off-campus programs may add or drop courses by sending an email to; same rules regarding faculty permission as above.