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.
|Signature||ONLY to add a course requiring the permission of the instructor.||Pre-registration — last month of the semester. These cards expire at the end of the semester and may not be used after the date posted on the card.||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. These cards change color from one semester to the next and you need to make sure you are using the card for the correct time period. These cards may not be used after the date posted on the card.||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|
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. Signature cards have an expiration date that is posted on them. They must be submitted prior to that date.
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. Add cards have an expiration date that is posted on them. They must be submitted prior to that date.
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.