Any student who has not yet registered for courses should do so immediately upon returning to campus by using an 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 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 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 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 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 September 2012.
Deadline for dropping a course: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 (unless you are a new student). New students (those whose first semester at Bowdoin is the Fall 2012 semester) have until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2012, to drop a course.
Complete your add/drop card by following these steps:
Unlike the Phase I and II course registration periods (during which an instructor's signature will only override a course prerequisite), an instructor's signature during add/drop registration will override course prerequisites, course restrictions, time conflicts, and enrollment limits.
Students must attend the first class meetings of all courses. (Classes begin on Thursday, 30 August 2012.) When a course was "Closed until add/drop" after Phase I registration or was full before the first class meeting, instructors have the option of dropping students who do not attend the first class meeting in order to accommodate students from a waiting list.
A few days after you have submitted an add/drop card to the Office of the Registrar, log into Bearings and confirm that your schedule looks as it should.
If you have any questions, call x3521, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Office of the Registrar in the Moulton Union. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.