How Do I Add Or Drop A Class?

by UMaineCLASAdvisingCenter

Since taking courses is the very basis of a college education, knowing how to add or drop classes is vitally important. In this post I’m going to go over how to use MaineStreet to add a class and then how to drop it.

The reality is that MaineStreet has provided multiple ways for you to add a course to your schedule. I am going to go over the simplest way, which is to use your Wish List. As I explained in a previous post, your Wish List is like a Shopping Cart for your desired courses, it keeps them in a central location for further usage. Once you have a course in your Wish List that you want to enroll in, and which you have already validated, you’ll simply put a check in the “Select” box and then click on “Enroll”. In this case, we are enrolling in HTY 103:

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The final step is to click “Finish Enrolling”:

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At this point, you should now see “Success” and you are enrolled in that course:

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If you don’t see “Success”, then you need to look to see what prerequisite you are missing.

So adding a class is pretty simple. Dropping is too. Keep in mind, dropping a class using the method I’m about to discuss is only possible during the registration period up through the end of the second week of the semester where you are taking that course.

You can get to the drop dialogue from your Wish List, your Class Schedule, or the Search For Classes button. At the top of the screen you’ll see these options:

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You’ll want to click on the “Enroll” tab. Then, click on “Drop” from the list under “Enroll”:

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What you’ll see now is a list of classes that you are currently enrolled in. Click the “Select Box” of the course you want to drop and then click “Drop Selected Classes”:

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Verify that this is indeed the class you want to drop and then click “Finish Dropping”:

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You should get the “Success” message, showing that you removed the course from your schedule:

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Bear in mind that you are only able to add a class during the Add Period, which runs from the time that your enrollment period begins (as listed on your Student Center in MaineStreet; see my video on MaineStreet for more information) until the end of the first week of classes. And you can only drop courses using MaineStreet from the time you added it until the end of the second week of classes. You can still drop or withdrawal from classes after the second week, but not through MaineStreet; you have to fill out an Add/Drop form (for CLAS students, that would be found in Student Services, Stevens Hall, Room 100).