Students may change their registration before day 6 of Fall and Spring, day one of Summer and Winter, and day one of any off cycle course using MyUI. Log in, click on Registration, and choose the session. Each of your courses will have a change/drop link to the far right. Drop will remove the course. You should click change if you need to switch sections or change the number of credit hours you are registered for. You may also add courses on this screen.

NEW in Summer 2021 beginning day 6 of Fall and Spring, day one of Summer and Winter, and day one of any off cycle course, most adds may be processed in MyUI with required authorizations throughout the semester or session. All permissions must be obtained by the student. This may include an appeal or petition process depending on your college or the dean of the course. Those granting permissions will authorize online in MAUI. Once the last required permission is authorized the student will receive an email and MyUI message letting them know to log-in to MyUI and complete the add. The student has 24 hours to complete the add in MyUI.

Drops continue to be processed in MyUI throughout the semester or session with required authorizations.

Instructions for each type of change in registration can be found here.

For assistance with registration changes for your online courses (section number 0EX_): Distance and Online Education, Registration Changes   Contact Distance and Online Education, Registration/Student Services at doe-reg@uiowa.edu, or 319-335-2852.

Professional MBA students should view program-specific instructions here.

Any adds, drops, initial registrations, section changes, and/or hours changes, that cannot be processed in MyUI, must be processed through the UI Service Center with a completed Change of Registration form with required signatures. The course deadline look-up provides course specific deadlines to help determine required signatures. Change of registration forms will still be accepted in person at the UI Service Center but you may also email those as a pdf attachment to registrar@uiowa.edu, fax to 319 335-1999. campus mail to UI Service Center – 2700 UCC or mail to UI Service Center 2700 UCC, Iowa City, IA 52242

PDF iconChange of Registration Form

Changes are typically processed the day they are received unless it is after 4:00 pm, then they will be processed the next business day. If you are facing a deadline be sure your request with all required permissions is delivered before 4:30 on the deadline day. It will be the student's responsibility to verify in MyUI that the change has been processed correctly.

Please contact the UI Service Center at registrar@uiowa.edu or 319 384-4300 with questions.

Examples of changes that may not be allowed in MyUI.

Special permission required to register for a course - Contact the instructor or the department for permission. If approved and special permission is entered in the system, student should be able to register for the course.

Excess hours registration  - Student is registered for the maximum credit hours allowed and cannot add any additional hours. If student does not plan to drop any hours, but still needs to add hours, they must appeal at their collegiate dean's office. If approved and permission for excess hours is entered in the system, student should be able to register for additional hours up to the approved number.

Student athletes dropping a course - Once a semester or session has begun, student athletes need an additional permission to drop or decrease credit hours in a course even if MyUI is still open. When the student clicks on drop they will be given instructions to contact their Athletic Academic Coordinator, (319 335-9384), for the additional permission. A Change of Registration form with Athletics signature is another way for student athletes to drop if the change is not allowed in MyUI. The form must be submitted to the UI Service Center.

International Students dropping a course - Once a semester or session has begun, international students need an additional permission to drop or decrease credit hours in a course. When the student clicks on drop they will be given instructions on how to obtain the additional permission from ISSS. A Change of Registration form with a signature from ISSS is another way for international students to drop if the change is not allowed in MyUI. The form must be submitted to the UI Service Center.