Any registration change that you cannot initiate or complete in MyUI can be completed using the email process below.

The most common types of changes you will need to complete by email are:

  • Section change 

Staying in the same course but changing to a different instructor or to a different time/location. A section change can be processed in MyUI before a course begins. In fall or spring a section change can also be processed in MyUI until day 6 for courses that meet the entire session. If winter or summer session then section changes cannot be processed in MyUI once a course begins. This is also the rule for any off-cycle courses (doesn’t meet the entire session) in any session or sub-session. If a section change is not possible in MyUI then it can be processed through an email from your uiowa.edu email address to registrar@uiowa.edu.  See below for information needed in the email.

  • Hours change 

staying in the same course with the same instructor and same section but increasing or decreasing credit hours. An hours change can be processed in MyUI before a course begins. In fall or spring an hours change can also be processed in MyUI until day 6 for courses that meet the entire session.  If winter or summer session then hours changes cannot be processed in MyUI once a course begins. This is also the rule for any off-cycle courses (doesn’t meet the entire session) in any session or sub-session. If an hours change is not possible in MyUI session it can be processed through an email from your uiowa.edu email address to registrar@uiowa.edu.  See below for information needed in the email.

  • Section/Hours change 

staying in the same course but changing the instructor or day/time AND changing the number of credit hours (increasing or decreasing). A section/hours change can be processed in MyUI before a course begins. In fall or spring a section/hours change can also be processed in MyUI until day 6 for courses that meet the entire session. If winter or summer session then section/hours changes cannot be processed in MyUI once a course begins. This is also the rule for any off-cycle courses (doesn’t meet the entire session) in any session or sub-session. If a section/hours change is not possible in MyUI then it can be processed through an email from your uiowa.edu email address to registrar@uiowa.edu.  See below for information needed in the email.

 

EMAIL Option for registration changes:

When a registration change cannot be completed in MyUI please use the following option.

You MUST use your uiowa email address. Anyone giving permission MUST reply from their uiowa email address. From your uiowa email account send a request to all the required permissions for the change you wish to process. You can find required permissions at https://registrar.uiowa.edu/change-registration-myui.

Information to include in an email request for a registration change, depending on your change you may not need to include all of these items.

  • Student name
  • Student ID or Hawk ID
  • Session (fall, spring, summer, winter)
  • Actiontypically for email it will be: section change, hours change, section and hours change. If MyUI does not allow you can use this option for drop, add, and withdraw.
  • Course number including section - Include all sections if lecture, lab, discussion.
  • Course name
  • Instructor name
  • New course number and section - Include all new sections if lecture, lab, discussion.
  • New course name
  • Hours
  • New hours
  • New Instructor name
  • Advisor name

 

SAMPLE wording for emails: 

  • SECTION CHANGE: (section changes only need the new instructor’s permission, you do not need advisor or dean anytime during the session).

I, (student name and ID) am requesting a section change in fall for Cultural Anthropology – ANTH:1101:0A10 – discussion, lecture 0AAA to the same course but discussion section 0A12 with instructor, (instructor name).  I have copied (instructor name) at their uiowa email address. If approved, please reply and I will forward your permission in my email to registrar@uiowa.edu for processing. Thank you, (Student name) 

Please include any other pertinent information to your circumstances in your email.

I, (student name and ID) am requesting an hours change in fall for Undergraduate Research – CHEM:3994:0IND with (instructor name). I would like to reduce the hours from 4 to 2. I have copied (instructor name) and (advisor name) at their uiowa email address. If approved, please reply and I will forward your permissions in my email to registrar@uiowa.edu for processing. Thank you, (Student name) 

Please include any other pertinent information to your circumstances in your email. If the deadline to change hours without dean has passed please include the appropriate dean’s office in your reply.

I, (student name and ID) am requesting a section change and an hours change in fall for Teaching Internship in Biology – BIOL:4897:0001 with (instructor name) to section 0002 with (instructor name). I would also like to increase the hours from 2 to 3. I have copied (new instructor name) and (advisor name) at their uiowa email address. If approved, please reply and I will forward your permissions in my email to registrar@uiowa.edu for processing. Thank you, (Student name) 

Please include any other pertinent information to your circumstances in your email. If the deadline to change hours without dean has passed please include the appropriate dean’s office in your reply.

 

if there are extenuating circumstances and the email option cannot be used, a completed Change of Registration form may still be submitted with required signatures. You may drop your form off in person at the UI Service Center - 2700 UCC, attach it as a pdf 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.

For any change in registration questions please contact the UI Service Center at registrar@uiowa.edu or 319 384-4300 or drop in at 2700 UCC weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.