Make course changes during the first week of classes

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Continuous drop/add is available from the beginning of early registration through the Sunday following the first week of classes; check your campus academic calendar for the exact timing. If you drop a class during this time, the class won't appear on your transcript or grade reports, and you will not be billed for it. If you need to adjust your class schedule and want to avoid a W ("Withdrawn") grade, make sure to drop by this deadline.

You can make changes to your schedule either directly from your iGPS plan, or with the Schedule Builder. For help making changes from your iGPS plan, follow the instructions below.

The examples below are from the fall 2020 semester, but the process is the same for each semester.

Add a new course to your schedule

To add a new course to your schedule:

  1. Log into your iGPS Plan from One.IU.
  2. Once your full plan is displayed, find the semester tile for the term for which you would like to make changes. You will see the courses for which you are currently registered, as well as any courses you may have left in your shopping cart or that you considered for enrollment but did not use (planned items). At the top, click Continue planning to begin adjusting your schedule:

    Click 'Continue planning'

  3. From the single-term view of iGPS, check your weekly calendar to see available slots for scheduling. Use the search tools to find all the classes in which you want to enroll and add them to your shopping cart; start by clicking Add from Course Search.

    Use the search tools to find the classes you and add them to your shopping cart

  4. In the new window that opens, you can search for courses by entering a keyword. You can also choose a subject area, level (for example, 100, 200, 300, etc.), or number of units. In the example below, courses are filtered by the subject "Integrated New Media Studies".

    Example of course search results filtered by the subject 'Integrated New Media Studies'

    For more filters, click Class Filters. You can select Hide Closed Classes, specify the days and times you want, or choose a particular mode of instruction. The filters will help limit your search results.

    Class Filters

  5. If you find a course that looks interesting, click the link below to view available sections (in the example above, View FA20 classes/add to Shopping Cart). Check your calendar to confirm it will fit into your schedule, and then select Add to cart:

    Select 'Add to cart'

  6. Return to the single-term view and select Enroll. You will be returned to the enrollment shopping cart.
  7. Select the class, click Validate, and then Enroll:

    Validate and enroll

Swap courses in your schedule

To swap courses in your schedule:

  1. Follow steps 1-5 above to identify the course you'd like to swap with one for which you are already registered.

    If you are swapping classes, don't worry if you have already registered for a course that conflicts with the new course's time; you can still add it to your shopping cart.

  2. From either the Full Plan view or within the Single Term view, click Enroll. You will be returned to your enrollment shopping cart.
  3. From the menu on the left, under "Enrollment", click Swap Classes.
  4. All classes you are currently enrolled in will appear in the list with a Swap This Class button to the right. Click Swap This Class for the course you wish to swap out of.

    Click 'Swap This Class'

  5. You will see the following swap options:
    • With class from Search
    • With class from shopping cart
    • with class from Class Number

    Since you would have put your new class into your shopping cart when in iGPS Plan, select that option.

  6. The window that appears will show you all classes in your shopping car. Select the class you want by clicking Swap.
  7. Review your swap confirmation information and click Confirm.

    Click 'Confirm'

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Last modified on 2021-03-11 14:17:11.