Add/Drop/Withdrawal

Students should always consult their academic adviser before making any schedule change requests. Adding/dropping courses or changing a course from graded to audit or Pass/Not Pass can have serious implications on your academic success. Making any change to a schedule could impact your ability to graduate on time and may also have financial implications.

Schedule Changes

Adding and dropping classes can be done via AccessPlus with limited access after the first day of classes. If you would like to add or drop a course please first check AccessPlus.

Check out the “how to” video to see how to add and drop courses via AccessPlus.

Adds

Continuing students may register for courses via AccessPlus.  Registration dates are based on projected year-in-school classification.

Drop

To drop a course:

100% Distance Students (if you are taking all distance (X*) sections):

  • AccessPlus — (limited access to schedule changes after the first day of class)
  • Email Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO) at elo@iastate.edu

On-Campus Students (if you are taking any on-campus section):

  • Access Plus — (limited access to schedule changes after the first day of class)
  • Drop Slip

Withdrawal

If a student wishes to drop all of the courses they are currently registered for they must also request a withdrawal be processed for them. Students in all distance sections can contact Engineering-LAS Online Learning to request your courses be dropped and to have you withdrawn. Students taking any on campus courses need to contact their adviser.

Tuition Adjustment

Tuition is calculated from the first day of class onward. Informing your instructor of your wish to drop a course is not a sufficient way to drop the course; drops must be processed through AccessPlus or by contacting Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO) at elo@iastate.edu.

**In order to receive a full refund, you must drop the class no later than the day BEFORE the class is scheduled to begin. NOTE: Failure to attend or login to the course or failure to pay tuition does not constitute a drop. You can verify your drop on Access Plus or through the Registrar’s Office. Additional information about tuition reimbursement can be found at here. For more information on tuition and fees adjustment deadlines please visit the webpage for the registrar.**