Change Your Schedule

Thinking of making changes to your schedule?

Keep in mind these important considerations:

  • Degree and admission timeline for your major. Meet with your advisor to discuss the impact of adds and drops on your academic progress.
  • Add / drop deadlines. See the Official IU Calendar to find out when a grade of W starts and when the Auto-W deadline is for each academic session.
  • Financial aid. Will a dropped class or W grade cause you to lose financial aid? Stop by Student Central on Union to find out.
  • Bursar fees. How much will that add or drop cost? Will you end up paying high fees? Or extra tuition? Read about Schedule Adjustment Fees and Fees for Late Drop/Add.
  • Visa status. International students should learn about enrollment requirements for their visa and consult with the Office of International Services when considering schedule changes.
  • Full time status. Do you need to stay full time for athletics? Scholarships? Visa status? Or your parent's insurance? See instructions below on finding open 2nd-8-week classes.
  • Important considerations before withdrawing. Considering withdrawing completely from the university this semester? See the page on withdrawal from all subjects

Schedule change details

Finding open 2nd 8-week classes

Are you looking for a class that starts later in the term, such as in the second eight weeks?

Video instructions How to Find 2nd-8-weeks Classes

  1. Open the Schedule of Classes task in One.IU.
  2. Make sure the Institution is Bloomington, Term (semester) is set for the current term, and the Course Career is set to Undergraduate.
  3. Make sure "Show Open Classes Only" is selected.
  4. Notice the "Search Tips" link. You might click on it, if you want more technical details than provided here.
  5. Scroll down a little and click on "Additional Search Criteria."
  6. Scroll down to find the "session field." In the pull-down menu select:
  7. Eight Weeks – Second = classes that meet during the second eight weeks of the term.
  8. Non Standard Session = classes that start and end at various times during the term. Look at the start and end dates carefully to find classes that have not started yet.
  9. Push the "Search" button.

    Search for Classes Screenshot