The most common Registration changes are listed below.
Courses may be added and dropped through the end of the Add/Drop period for the individual class. After the first week of class you must receive an Add Restriction override from the instructor if you wish to add a course. The specific Add/Drop deadline for each course is listed on the online Class Schedule or on your My Weekly Schedule on RAMweb . When an on-campus course is dropped, any charges associated with the course are refunded. For refunds associated with Continuing Education online courses, please go to CSU Online.
A $50 late registration fee will be assessed to any student adding their first class or Continuous Registration on or after the first day of classes.
Withdrawing from Courses
You may withdraw from a course through the end of the Withdraw period for the individual class. The specific date is listed on the online Class Schedule or on your My Weekly Schedule on RAMweb. When you withdraw from a course, a W will appear in place of the grade. This does not affect the GPA. There is no refund of charges associated with the course in the case of a withdrawal for an on-campus course. For charges associated with withdrawing from a Continuing Education online course, please go to CSU Online.
Restricted Drop Courses
Some courses have early drop dates and no withdraw period. These dates are indicated on the Class Schedule and, if you are registered for the course, on your My Weekly Schedule on RAMweb . To drop or withdraw from these courses, a Late Registration Request Form must be obtained from the instructor of the course indicating this request. The form must be submitted with a photo ID to the Registrar’s Office before the University add/drop or withdraw deadline.
Variable Credit Courses
If you need to change credits on a variable credit class once you have registered for it, you may do so through the end of the Add/Drop period.
- Go to your registration page in RAMweb. This will show what you are registered for within a given term.
- The number of credits will appear in green and are a hyperlink.
- Click on it and when you are taken to the “Change Class Options” page scroll down until you find the course for which you wish to change the credits. Beside the Credit Hours for the variable credit course, it will list the possible range of credit hours and, there will be a box that has your current amount of credit hours listed in it.
- Type in the number of credits hours you want to register for and click “Submit Changes.”
- You will be returned to the same page where you can check to see that the credit hours are now correct. You can also return to your Registration page to do this check.
Adding a Course after Add/Drop Period (Late Registration)
If you need to register for a course after the Add/Drop period for the course you will need to contact the instructor of the course to get a Late Registration Request Form. You may speak to the instructor when requesting the form to see if the course will be COF eligible. All late adds are subject to a $50 late fee, as well as all other applicable tuition and fee charges. If the late add was required due to documentable extenuating circumstances or university error a Late Registration Charge Appeal may be submitted to ask that this charge be removed.
Drop or Withdraw from a Course after Add/Drop or Withdrawal Deadline
To drop or withdraw from a course after the Add/Drop or Withdrawal deadlines you must complete a Registration Appeal. The Registration Appeal form should be printed off and submitted with the appropriate documentation as listed on the checklist to the Registrar’s Office. Normally, a decision is made within four weeks and you will be notified by email.
Please note: The Registration Appeal form should be accompanied by the Instructor Evidentiary Contribution to Student’s Registration Appeal document. This document is attached to Registration Appeal form.
Withdrawing from all Courses (University Withdrawal)
University Withdrawal refers to a student withdrawing from all classes for a given term, starting the first day of the term and on or before the last day of classes (before Final Exams week).
Any student interested in completing a University Withdrawal for a Fall or Spring term will do so online, through RAMweb. Students are encouraged to discuss their plans to complete a University Withdrawal with the following, as applicable: advisor, Student Financial Services, Veterans Education Benefits Office, Student Athlete Support Services, International Student and Scholar Services, CSU Online, and the Graduate School. During Summer, students can drop and/or withdraw from all of their courses through Registration on RAMweb rather than completing a University Withdrawal.
University Withdrawal assessment rates can be found for each term on the Important Dates. Some fees are not refundable. These include the University Facility Fee, the University Technology Fee, and the charges for Technology (based on a student’s major).
Academic and administrative offices can place holds on a student’s account for many reasons (academic, financial, etc.). These holds prevent registration and changes to the student’s current registration, including adds, drops, and withdrawals. To learn more, see HOLDS.
Continuous Registration is a special status for which graduate students may register in place of credit-bearing courses any semester they are attending Colorado State University, in order to remain admitted to and affiliated with the University. Continuous Registration gives you access to the library, campus computer services, etc. There is a $150.00 fee charged for Continuous Registration, as well as the $25 University Technology Fee. For more information, contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 970-491-6817.