How and when can I add/drop a class?

The deadline to drop a class in Banner is the 5th day of classes in regular terms (Fall and Spring).  The deadline to add a class in Banner is the 6th day of classes for the regular terms by 8:00am.  Courses may be added after the 6th day of classes using a drop/add form only if approved first by the instructor of the course followed by advisor approval. Some departments may also require the approval of their respective deans.  Courses may be dropped with a drop/add form through the 36th day of classes (regular terms) with advisor approval.  Again, some departments may also require the approval of the dean.   Students using this option will have a “W” displayed on their transcript for the courses(s).  Keep in mind that dropping below 12 hours can have a negative impact on financial aid, housing, health insurance, etc. For some state of Mississippi residents, dropping below 15 hours can have a negative impact on state financial aid. Summer term deadlines to add and/or drop are shorter because these terms are condensed.  Please see the university academic calendar for the specific dates.