The period of time between a student’s initial registration for any term through the first five days of instruction in any semester (three days during a summer session) are considered to be the “drop/add - change-of-schedule” period. During this time, you may drop classes without affecting your permanent academic record. You may also add classes or change sections, if the desired section is not closed. Neither the adviser’s signature nor the instructor’s signature is required for schedule changes during this period. The signatures of the department chair and the instructor will be required only if you seek to enter a class that is closed. Between the fifth and tenth days of instruction, to add a course, you must obtain the instructor’s signature. After the tenth day of instruction, classes cannot be added except in unusual cases and then only with the consent of the instructor, department chair and dean.