UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-04-10
CATEGORY: STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION: Registration and Records
SUBJECT: Registration and Add/Drop
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 29, 2005 Revised
This policy establishes the responsibilities and regulations regarding the Registration
and Add/Drop processes, and applies to all campuses of the
A student is considered enrolled only when officially registered with the University
Registrar or designee. Only enrolled students are permitted to attend any
undergraduate, graduate, or first professional class.
Registration and Add/Drop
The Registrar has the right to withhold registration and add/drop services for
financial, academic, or disciplinary reasons. See Policy 09-04-09, Student Service
Registration and Add/Drop periods are established by the Office of the Provost and
published in the Academic Calendar and the Schedule of Classes
All Registration and Add/Drop forms must be approved by a designee (faculty member
or student advisor) of the academic program or center.
Registration services performed after the established deadline dates must have the
approval of the Registrar and the academic dean. If approved, these services are
subject to escalating and/or multiple fee assessments.
Students, other than first professional, have the option of dropping all classes on or
before the last day of the add/drop period, with no tuition assessment or grade
assignment. See Policy 09-05-08, Termination of
Admission to closed or restricted classes must be authorized by the academic dean
or department chairman.
Primary and Secondary Academic Programs
A student may register at only one campus, in only one primary academic program,
for any term. A student registered for any primary or secondary academic program
within a term, and left inactive for three consecutive terms, must be readmitted into
the program. See Policy 09-02-05,
Undergraduate Academic Programs.
Students registered in a joint degree program will be assessed the tuition rate
associated with their primary academic program, usually the higher
The following academic programs are secondary and cannot be considered as
primary academic programs: the University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
Certificate Programs; the CAS Dual Business Program; and the University Honors
Procedure 09-04-10, Registration and Add/Drop
Policy 09-04-09, Student Service Indicators
Policy 09-05-08, Termination of Registration