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First-Year Drop/Add Information

The information on this page is intended to help first-year students navigate the Drop/Add process for the first time. Please contact the Registrar's office if you have any questions or need further guidance.

Drop/Add

Instructions for printing your schedule

1. Log in to the Portal using your network log in and password.

2. In the Banner Self-Service portlet, click on the Registrar tab.

3. Click on the “Student Course Schedule (Drop/Add and Final)” link.

4. Choose the Fall 2017 term

5. Print your schedule as you would print anything from a web browser.

If you experience trouble accessing your schedule through the portal, please contact the ITS service desk at 315-228-7111 or e-mail them at itshelp@colgate.edu. If you prefer to have the registrar’s office print a schedule for you, please come to the office (126 McGregory Hall), present your Colgate ID, and the staff will assist you. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:30.
First week of classes schedule

Classes for the first week will meet according to the schedule below:
  • Tuesday, August 29 - All classes will meet in abbreviated sessions according to the Half-Day Schedule, irrespective of their regularly scheduled days. (See the half-day schedule linked above.)
  • Wednesday, August 30 - All Monday classes meet at their regularly scheduled time and location.
  • Thursday, August 31 - All Tuesday classes meet at their regularly scheduled time and location.
  • Friday, September 1 - Regular class meetings begin (all Friday classes meet).
Personal information changes

The registrar's office sent on email on Tuesday, August 22 with a drop/add announcement. At the bottom of that email, we included your personal information as recorded by the registrar's office. Please verify the information. If any changes need to be made, please reply to the email or update your address information, preferred name, and/or personal pronouns on the portal.
Transcript information

Please review your unofficial transcript on the portal. If you have received Colgate credit for Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores or for coursework completed at another institution, it will appear under the heading “TRANSFER CREDIT ACCEPTED BY THE INSTITUTION.”

You will be permitted a total of six (6.00) transfer course credits based on coursework completed both prior to and during your enrollment at Colgate. This means that if you are granted a total of six (6.00) course credits for work taken before your matriculation at Colgate (such as Advanced Placement), you will be allowed no additional transfer credit during your enrollment here. Prematriculation AP and transfer credit counts toward the 32.00 course credits required for graduation. It may not be used to fulfill Colgate’s Areas of Inquiry, Common Core requirements, or Global Engagements, however.

Please note also that Colgate University policy does not permit a student to receive duplicate credit for a course. Therefore, if you enroll in a Colgate course for which you already have received AP/transfer credit, the AP/transfer credit will be removed from your academic record. For example, if you received AP credit for MATH 161, then subsequently enrolled in MATH 161 at Colgate, the credit weight for that AP/transfer course would be changed from 1.00 to 0.00 and the course would be marked as a repeat.

If your AP/transfer credit does not appear on the transcript, or if you believe we have made an error in recording the credit, please come to the Registrar’s Office as quickly as possible. Our office (McGregory 126) is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please visit our Transfer of Pre-matriculation Credit page for full details on transferring pre-matriculation credit.

Open course prior to the start of drop/add
The following PDF contains a list of courses that are appropriate to first-year students and have seats available going into drop/add. Please understand that this is a stagnant list that was generated on August 22 and will not be updated after students begin making changes on Monday, August 28. It should be used as a planning tool with your academic adviser but there is no guarantee that these courses will be available when you access the system. Please refer to the course offerings for up-to-date course enrollment information.

Open first-year courses as of August 22, 2017