*Helpful tips: Top Things To Know About Add/Drop

  1. Add/Drop Rounds
  2. Things to Remember
  3. Adding a Class
  4. Dropping a Class
  5. Course Materials during Add/Drop
  1. Add/Drop Rounds
    1. The Add/Drop process for Fall and Spring will consist of four rounds. This includes one round a week prior to the start of the semester and two rounds during the first two weeks of the semester. Round 3 will be the final round to add a class for the semester. Round 4 will be for Drops only. No further transactions will be processed thereafter per our Add/Drop Policy.
    2. The Add/Drop process for Summer will consist of one round of Add/Drop and one round of Drop Only. Both rounds will take place prior to the commencement of Summer electives.
    3. Start and end dates for Add/Drop Rounds are posted on the Registration Timeline for each semester.
    4. Students will receive 3 “waitlist points” per round. These points are not like points during bidding. During add/drop, students are allowed to sign up on a maximum of 3 waitlists per round.
    5. After each round of Add/Drop, the EWMBA Program Office will process waitlists according to the following rules:
      • Students will be prioritized on each waitlist by seniority in the program, then randomized within seniority. Students will be enrolled into the course until capacity is met.
      • Students who do not get off the waitlist after the first week of Add/Drop will remain on a ranked waitlist for the following round. Those already on the ranked waitlist will have priority over new students signing up on the same waitlist during the subsequent rounds of Add/Drop.
      • After the EWMBA Program Office processes all the waitlists, all students should log into OLR (Haas On Line Registrar) to view the complete results of their waitlist requests.
  2. Things to Remember
    1. The waitlist function will not be available until add/drop begins according to the Registration Timeline.
    2. Due to the experiential nature of these courses, they will not be included in the normal add/drop process:
      • EW 212A.1 – Cleantech to Market
      • EW 290H.1 – Haas@Work
      • EW 290T.1 – Design Sprint for Corporate Innovation
      • EW 292S.2 – Social Sector Solutions: Nonprofit Consulting
      • EW 292T.4 – Social Lean Launchpad
      • EW 295F.1 – Lean Launch Pad
      • EW 296.3 – The Business of Politics: Washington Campus
      • EW 296.11 – International Business Development
      • EW 298S – Seminars in International Business
    3. All drops are immediate & irreversible in the OLR system.
    4. A minimum of 6 units per semester is required to receive Financial Aid.
    5. A minimum of 1 unit per semester is required to be considered an active student.
    6. The maximum course load per semester is 9 units, unless exceptional approval is granted by the Program Office.
  3. Adding a Class
    1. Evening & Weekend Electives
      1. Students may add a class during Add/Drop via OLR during Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3 only. All eligible classes, regardless of space availability or unit value, will have a waitlist on OLR.
        • Log in to OLR with your CalNet ID and password. Click on the Current process for the semester.
        • From the drop down menu at the top of the page, select “List of EWMBA Courses” then click “View courses”. All EWMBA courses will appear on the screen. For each course, all the relevant information is given, including class capacity, number of seats filled, and the number of students who have signed up on the waitlist. (A student will not see who is on the waitlist; just how many people are on the list.)
        • If a student wishes to add to a particular course’s waitlist, click on “Add to waitlist” to the right of that course listing. You will be redirected to a screen where a student can submit one waitlist point for that course by hitting the “Submit Waitlist Request” button.
        • Once a waitlist request for a particular course has been submitted, a student will see that the waitlist status changes when going back to the EWMBA course listings. A student should see “Waitlist request received” to the right of that course listing. A student may continue to add themselves to more waitlists by following the above steps until they’ve reached the three waitlist maximum.
        • A student may view or change current waitlist requests in a given round by going to “Current waitlist requests” from the drop down menu at the top of the page, then clicking “View courses”. A student will then see a list of the courses for which waitlist request was submitted. If a student wishes to drop a waitlist request made previously during a given round, click on “Waitlist request received” to the right of that particular course listing. The next screen is where a waitlist request may be dropped by clicking on the “Drop Waitlist Request” button.
    2. Full-Time MBA Courses
      • Full-Time MBA courses can be taken on a space available basis. Please review the policy regarding taking courses with the Full-Time MBA program. Please submit requests during Add/Drop by completing the FTMBA Course Request Form by the deadline listed on the registration timeline. Requests will be reviewed by the Program Office and students will be notified via email.
    3. Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) Global Network Weeks (GNW) and Small Network Online Courses (SNOC)
      • These courses have separate sign-up processes outside of Bidding or Add/Drop. More information about each program can be found on their respective course pages listed on the Other Academic Opportunities.
    4. Non-Haas Courses
      1. Information about Non-Haas Courses is available here.
  4. Dropping a Class
    1. Students can DROP classes directly through OLR at any point during the Add/Drop period (Round 1, 2, 3 or 4).
      • Please note that all drops are irreversible in the OLR system. This means that a student will not be able to re-enroll in the course if the student changes his or her mind. Only drop the course when you know for certain you will not be taking the course.
  5. Course materials during Add/Drop period
    • For bCourses access, you must notify the instructor and/or GSI to gain temporary access to the course. Information on this process can be found here.
    • All students will be able to gain access for up to 8 courses in Study.net (including enrolled and waitlisted courses) for the entire Add/Drop period. However, TEXTPAKS will not be available until after Add/Drop has ended. Instructions about accessing Study.Net can be found here.


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