Add, Signature, & Credit/No Credit Cards

We use three different types of cards, at different times of the semester, for different purposes. Each card is a different color each semester, and includes semester-specific deadlines.

Please be VERY CAREFUL what you write on the card, as we will follow the instructions we are given in registering you. IN PARTICULAR, please ensure that the course and section numbers are correct and that you have written the correct number of credits, if the class has variable credit.

Summary

Type Purpose When Signed by
Signature ONLY to add a course requiring the permission of the instructor. Pre-registration — last month of the semester Course Instructor
Add To add any course that you cannot otherwise add via WebAdvisor All College Add/Drop — first two weeks of the semester in which you take the course and the last week of the prior semester Course Instructor
Credit/No Credit ONLY to declare a course to be graded credit/no credit. All College Add/Drop — first two weeks of the semester in which you take the course Academic advisor

Signature Card

A Signature Card is used during the pre-registration period that takes place in the last month of the Fall and Spring semesters. A signature card has only ONE purpose; to allow a student to take a course that requires the permission of the instructor to add. It cannot be used for ANY OTHER PURPOSE.

Add Card

An Add Card is used at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to take a course and at the end of the prior semester, once pre-registration for all continuing students is over. An add card has multiple purposes, and can be used to add any course that you cannot add electronically via WebAdvisor. Add cards can be used to gain entry to classes that require the permission of the instructor, to add a closed class, a class for which a student does not meet the pre-requisites, or for some other reason.

Credit/No Credit Card

A Credit/No Credit card is used at the beginning of the semester in which you wish to take a course. A Credit/No Credit card has ONE purpose; to declare that you will take a class Credit/No Credit and not for a grade. Please see here for further information.