Any student who has not yet registered for courses should do so immediately upon returning to campus by using a cherry-colored (NOT gray) add/drop card (available in the lobby outside the Office of the Registrar on the first floor of Moulton Union). If a student's initial course registration is received after 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 11 September 2013, a late fee of $20 will be billed to his/her account.
Students who have already registered for courses may adjust their schedules by participating in the add/drop registration process.
The Office of the Registrar will begin processing cherry-colored add/drop cards on the first day of classes.
NOTE: Students receive grades only for courses that have been officially added to their schedules. Also, a student risks receiving a failing grade for a course s/he stops attending unless an add/drop card is submitted to the Office of the Registrar to remove the course from his/her schedule. Official schedules appear in Bearings.
Deadline for adding a course: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 18 September 2013.
Deadline for dropping a course: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 (unless you are a new student). New students (those whose first semester at Bowdoin is the Fall 2013 semester) have until 5:00 pm on Thursday, 17 October 2013, to drop a course.
Complete your add/drop card by following these steps:
An instructor's signature during add/drop registration will override course prerequisites, course restrictions, time conflicts, and enrollment limits.
Students should attend the first class meetings of all courses. (Classes begin on Thursday, 5 September 2013.) When a class was officially completely full before the first day of class or was "Closed until add/drop" after Phase I registration last spring, instructors have the option of dropping students who do not attend the first class meeting in order to accommodate students from a waiting list. Students who choose not to attend class while observing Rosh Hashanah should email their instructors to let them know.
A few days after you have submitted an add/drop card to the Office of the Registrar, log into Polaris and confirm that your schedule looks as it should.