For adding classes after the end of add/drop.

Students may add courses until the end of the add/drop period in a given semester.  After the end of the add/drop period, adding courses requires the permission of the instructor and is at the discretion of the dean.  To request a late add, the student and instructor should complete the Late Add Petition and submit it to the CNS Advising Center (cnsadvising@umass.edu) as early as possible.  

Please provide a rationale for the late add and consider whether catching up with the coursework is feasible.  If the add would result in enrollment over the limit for the term, a credit overload petition will also be required.

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