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Dropping/Adding a Class

The Registration Office, Basement, Sparks Hall, is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise posted. All registration and drop/add processing must be done through myGate.

Students choose their classes from the "Academics" tab in myGate.

For information on specific deadline dates for drop/add/audit refer to the University Calendar or myGate ACADEMICS tab, Deadlines Channel.

To audit, a student must have a permission form approved with full signature of the instructor of the course. This form must be brought to the Registration Office, 1st Floor, Sparks Hall, for processing before the deadline to audit. Instructors have the authority to fail a student from an audited course if he or she does not do the required work, or fails to attend the class. ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR AUDITS.

To ADD a closed class, a student must contact the instructor of the class. If approved, the instructor will give the override in myGate. The student MUST add the class by entering the CRN through their "Academics" tab by the published add deadline

Drop/Add Frequently Asked Question

  • How do I drop one or more of my classes?

    Students must go through their "Academics" tab in myGate to drop classes by the published deadline.
  • How do I drop ALL my classes?

    Students dropping all classes may do so by accessing the "Withdraw All Courses" link under the "Academics" tab on myGate.  You will not be withdrawn from the semester until you complete this process.  All library books must be returned before a withdrawal form can be processed.. Any further questions, contact Kristina Jackson.
  • How do I take an overload of classes?

    Students must contact Kristi Jackson. Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or Graduate Bulletin for overload requirements.
  • How do I add an upper level course if I am classified as a freshman or sophomore?

    Students must contact Kristi Jackson. Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin.
  • What is an Audit?

    To audit means to attend and participate in class without earning a regular letter grade. Audited classes are listed on a student’s permanent record with a grade of AU and no credit hours. Instructors have the authority to fail a student from an audited course if he or she does not do the required work, or fails to attend the class.
  • How do I audit a course?

    To AUDIT, a student must have a permission form approved with full signatures of the instructor of the course. This form must be brought to the Registration Office, Basement, Sparks Hall, for processing before the deadline to audit. Instructors have the authority to fail a student from an audited course if he or she does not do the required work, or fails to attend the class.
  • How do I repeat a course? What effect does a repeat have on my permanent record?

    The student registers for the class to be repeated through their myGate "Academics" tab. The myGate system automatically recognizes the class as a repeated class. The last attempt is calculated into the G.P.A. All other attempts remain on the transcript as part of you academic history, but are not calculated into the G.P.A.
  • How do I get a copy of my schedule?

    Students can view and print their class schedule through the student Self-Service Channel on their "Academics" tab on myGate.
  • Will I receive a refund?

    Refund dates are listed in the "Refund Table".  There is an appeals process to request a refund if there are extenuating circumstances, and it is past the deadline for a specific refund. To appeal for a refund, contact the Bursar's Office (msu.bursar@murraystate.edu).

 


Modified 9/10/2014
Article ID: 873