Students may change their registration before day six 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.

Beginning day six 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 are available.

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 MBA program-specific instructions here.

Any adds, drops, initial registrations, section changes, and/or hours changes, should be initiated and completed in MyUI. If your change cannot be processed in MyUI, please use the email option to make a change in registration. If there are extenuating circumstances and your change of registration cannot be completed in MyUI or by using the email option, then it may 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/permissions. 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 the UI Service Center – 2700 UCC, or mail to the UI Service Center at  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 p.m., 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 p.m. 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 reasons your change 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. If the permission is granted, the student will receive an email letting them know this and they can log into MyUI to complete the drop.

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 International Students & Scholars Services located at 1111 University Capitol Centre. If the permission is granted, the student will receive an email letting them know this and they can log into MyUI to complete the drop.