Skip to Main Content
Mobile Menu

Add/Drop a Class

A group of three students working together in a classroom.

How to Add, Drop, or Audit a Class

Add a Class

  • Before the semester begins, students may add classes on my.BoiseState if space is available. If a class is full, students may place themselves on the course waitlist and wait to see if a seat will become available.
  • Students may continue to add classes after the first day of classroom instruction up until the deadline appropriate to that session (example: Fall 2017 – Regular session, August 25).
  • Students must receive a permission number from the instructor to add the class after the fifth day of the semester’s regular session. Instructors may grant permission until the tenth day of classes. Please see the Academic Calendar for exact deadlines.
  • Instructors may refuse permission to add if the class is full or if they feel the student’s late entry will prevent them or other students from fully benefiting from the class.

For more information on adding classes, please visit the Office of the Registrar – Adding Classes

Drop a Class

Students may drop regular session classes from their schedule through the tenth week of the semester.  Please see the Academic Calendar for exact deadlines.

  • If students drop a regular-session class before the tenth day of the semester, the class will not appear on their transcript. However, if they drop a regular-session class after the tenth day, their transcript will show a grade of W (withdrawal) for that class.
  • W grades will not be used in GPA calculation but may affect financial aid eligibility.
  • Boise State limits the number of withdrawals (Ws) a student may receive while enrolled at Boise State.
    • Students pursuing an associate degree may receive up to five Ws.
    • Students pursuing baccalaureate degrees may receive up to ten Ws, including any received while in an associate degree, advanced technical certificate, or technical certificate program.
    • Ws received before fall semester 1995 do not count toward the total allowed.
    • Withdrawals from co-requisite courses that must be taken together (primarily lecture/lab courses) will count as one course for permitted withdrawal purposes.
    • Withdrawals received as a result of a complete withdrawal from the university will not count toward the W total.
  • Workshops, short courses, five-week, and eight-week courses have different drop deadlines. See the Academic Calendar, Deadlines by Session table for exact deadlines.
  • Students who wish to drop a class after the tenth week must complete a Request to Drop a Class After the Deadline.

For more information on dropping classes, please visit the Office of the Registrar – Dropping Classes.

Audit a Class

Students may enroll in a course for audit instead of credit if space is available.

  • Students register by selecting audit status with the understanding that they will receive neither credit nor a grade (A+ through F). Regular course fees apply.
  • Audit indicates that a student was allowed a seat in the class, but did not necessarily participate in class activities.
  • Students may change their registration status from credit-to-audit or audit-to-credit until the tenth day of class. See the Academic Calendar for appropriate session deadlines.
  • Students who fail to meet the audit requirements established by the instructor may earn a final grade of UAU (Unsatisfactory Audit) on their transcript.

For more information on auditing classes, please visit the Office of the Registrar – Auditing Classes.


Contact the Office of the Registrar
(208) 426-4249
Administration Building, room 110

Student Testimonials

<< Prev
Next >>

"Would recommend her to any of my friends"

"Ms. Rice was very helpful and answered all of the questions I went into the appointment ready to ask. She even answered questions I did not even know I had. She helped me feel less anxious about where I currently am at in my education as well as offered a class that I did not know BSU offered, but that I am now extremely interested in. She was very friendly and would recommend her to any of my friends needing academic advisement."

Toree Denmark