Summer 2020 - Due to COVID-19 and all courses being online you may use this alternate process for Registration changes.

Use MyUI to process drops and withdrawals through the end of summer.

Once other changes (adds, section changes, hours changes) are not allowed in MyUI go to Changes in Registration - MyUI Closed to find the required permissions/authorizations needed for your change. Then follow the steps below to process your change using email.

Using your uiowa email account, send one email including everyone you need permission from for your change. 

Your email must include

  • The type of change you would like to make (add, section change, hours change)
  • Your name
  • University ID number or hawk ID
  • Course name
  • Full course number including section
  • Credit hours  

Once you receive replies from everyone and if they have ALL approved your request by giving permission, then forward your email to registrar@uiowa.edu for processing. Changes are typically processed the business day they are received unless it is after 4:00 pm, those will be processed the next business day. It will be your responsibility to verify in MyUI that the change has been processed correctly.

Faculty/Staff may submit an email with permissions on a student’s behalf in place of a Change of Registration form to registrar@uiowa.edu. The change will be processed if it contains all required information and permissions.

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

You may still use the Change of Registration form for Summer 2020 if it is more convenient to get signatures and submit the completed and signed form as a pdf attachment to registrar@uiowa.edu.

 

Process for Fall 2020.

Change of Registration Form 

The Change of Registration Form found below is used to add and drop courses from a student's schedule after the initial registration period has ended. It is also used to change sections of a course or to change the number of semester hours the student is registered for.  

PDF iconChange of Registration Form

Changes in registration must be initiated by the student. It is the student's responsibility to be properly registered. For justifiable reasons, departmental and deans' offices may initiate changes in registration. Changes in registration become effective on the date the change is entered into the registration system.

MyUI - OPEN 

Students may change their registration before a session begins 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 use 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.

Examples of changes that may not be allowed in MyUI even if it is still open.

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 while MyUI is open.

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 while MyUI is open.

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 while MyUI is open. 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 even if MyUI is still open. 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 while MyUI is open. The form must be submitted to the UI Service Center.

MyUI - CLOSED 

When initial registrations, adds, section changes, and/or hours changes cannot be processed in MyUI, they must be processed through the UI Service Center. The course deadline look-up provides course specific deadlines. Drops can now be processed online throughout the semester or session but a change of registration form can still be used to drop when MyUI is closed. Professional MBA students should view program-specific instructions here.