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This page shows how to drop a course or numbered topic using the online Request for Change in Course Inventory system.

See the glossary for details about our deadlines, using *NRCRIN, or for information not specific to dropping a course or numbered topic.

Here are the steps for dropping a course or numbered topic:

Step 1

Choose an effective date.

  • A course can only be dropped for a fall semester. The system will not let you select spring or summer.
  • Within reasonable timeframes, numbered topics can be dropped for any semester.

Step 2

Enter a field of study and a course number.

  • Field of study. Field of study abbreviations contain three characters. If your field contains only two letters, you may have to enter a blank space to indicate the third character.
    To enter C S computer sciences, type C space S.
  • You can only drop courses in fields for which you are authorized. Authorizations are usually based on your academic unit. For example,
    If you work in the Department of Mathematics, you are authorized to submit forms in three fields of study: ACF actuarial foundations, MST mathematical statistics, and M mathematics.
  • Course number. Type the course number in the box next to the field of study. If the course has multiple values, you only need to enter one value in order for the system to identify the course. For example,

If your course is offered as 327, 427, and 627, you only need to enter one of these values.

Note: If your course is offered with multiple semester-hour values, all of the values will be dropped by this request. To drop only one or more values but not the entire course, you must submit the form Change a course or numbered topic and change the semester-hour values.

 

Step 3

Enter the course (if any) that will replace this course.

  • If the course you are dropping will be replaced by another course, enter that course here. For example:
    If you are dropping GRC 339K, and will replace it with GRC 309K, enter GRC 309K in the boxes here.
  • Replacement course information is important because a student usually can't get credit for both the new course and the old course. If you enter a course here, you should consider adding a degree plan statement to the new course to make clear that the new and old courses may not both be counted.
  • Entering a course number in this field won't add the new course. You will need to submit a separate request (Add a course) to add the course to the inventory.
  • See the system overview for common reasons why one course is replaced by another.

 

When you've entered all your information on the Start page, press the Save and continue button. If the course you are dropping is a nontopics course, this takes you to the Summary page, where you can continue to drop the course. If the course you are dropping is a topics course, you will get another screen that looks like this:

 

 

 

From this page, you must select either the base course or one of its numbered topics. You can select only one button at a time. To drop more than one topic you must submit separate requests. Note that if the course has more topics than can display on one page, you must press Show more topics to see the rest of the list.

Note: If you select the base course, all the topics under this number will also be dropped.

When you press Continue, you will be taken to the summary page, where you can continue to drop the course or topic.

 

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