ECpE Students: Adding and Dropping Courses

From the day a student’s Registration Access Number (RAN) activates until the end of the first week of the semester, students can add or drop courses using AccessPlus. If courses are full or have restricted sections, or if you want to add a class after the first week of classes, there are some extra steps you’ll need to take to add the class. If you want to drop a class after the first week of classes there also are additional steps you’ll need to take to drop the class.

See the ISU Academic Calendar for official add/drop deadlines and the ISU Schedule of Classes to see how many seats are open in courses. Follow the steps below for your circumstances.

Adding a Full Course Section, Before or During First Week:

  1. Try to add the course on AccessPlus using the “Add” button. Although you will get a message that says the class is full, this will put you on a “demand list.” This tells the department how many students are interested in the class, and some departments may use this list to determine which students have first access to seats that open up. You will not automatically be added in when a seat opens. (Note: You can make multiple schedule changes on one Add/Drop Slip.)
  2. Get an Add/Drop Slip from the ECpE Student Services Office. Take the Add/Drop Slip to the advising or student services office of the department offering the class and see if they will sign you in. Do not go directly to the instructor unless you are told to do so.
  3. If the Add/Drop Slip is signed, take it directly to 10 Enrollment Services Center for processing. You do not need an advisor’s signature, and no fee will be charged. Or, if the department will not sign the Add Slip, check AccessPlus regularly to see if any spaces open. If the possibility of not getting into this course will cause a major problem with your degree program, consult your academic advisor.

Adding/Dropping a Class After the First Week:

This process is now electronic.  You will need to first email your instructor.  Once you receive an acknowledgement from them, you can start the add/drop process.

  1. In AccessPlus go to the Student tab
  2. At the bottom of the list on the left hand side, click on ISU Forms
  3. Follow the prompts from there.  Make sure you send it to your Academic Advisor in order to speed up the process (there is a place to add this to the form).