Adding, Swapping, Dropping, or Withdrawing From Courses
A class can be added to your schedule via MavLINK up until the class starts or the 100% refund period ends. Start dates are found on the class schedule. Refund dates can be found on the Cashiering/Student Accounts site.
Late adds begin after the 100% refund period ends and require permission from the instructor prior to enrollment in MavLINK.
A $25.00 Late Registration Fee will be assessed to those students whose initial enrollment takes place after the start of the session. Exceptions to this are thesis, internship, or independent study.
Swapping a class allows you to reserve your space in the original class you enrolled in while trying to enroll for a new course. It's a safer way to make changes to your existing class schedule during periods in which you know a lot of other students are also enrolling for their classes.
Please remember these four rules for swapping:
- Swaps must be done on the same day.
- Swaps are allowed during the first week of the standard semester. For classes that are outside the regular session, it will be necessary to contact the Office of the University Registrar to complete a swap.
- Swaps are only allowed for classes in the same session.
- Classes used for swaps cannot be used again for another swap.
Dropping/Withdrawing a Class
A class can be dropped from your schedule via MavLINK up until the last day to withdraw. The last day to withdraw can be found on the Academic Calendar. If you are currently enrolled, you can click on the "refund" link next to each class in your schedule. You can also contact the Office of the University Registrar to verify the last day to withdraw.
Requests to drop a class submitted via fax or U.S. mail will be processed based on the dates appearing on the fax or U.S. mail postmark.
Dropping vs Withdrawing Definitions
Drops can only be completed in the 100% refund period of your course. If you drop the course from your schedule during this period, it will not be listed on your academic transcript.
Withdraws can be completed up until the last day to withdraw for the semester. The last day to withdraw can be found on the Academic Calendar. If you withdraw from a course, a grade of "W" is given for that course and this will be listed on your academic transcript. "W" grades have no impact on your academic GPA.
Students who drop or withdraw from one or more classes, or who completely withdraw will be obligated to UNO for that portion of tuition that is indicated on the refund schedule. Students who completely withdraw are also obligated to pay the non-refundable portion of tuition and fees for the class(es) from which they are withdrawing.
Technology Fee, Library Fee, and UPF Per Credit Fees are refundable at the same rate as tuition. All other fees are non-refundable. Students who have paid all tuition will be given a refund computed from the date they withdrew from their class(es).
All refunds are generated through the State of Nebraska via direct deposit by signing up in MavLINK. Refunds will be deposited within 5-7 business days. For those without direct deposit, refunds will be issued by check within 7-10 business days. Delays can be expected during state holidays.