Enrollment Requirement

Enrollment at the University requires completion of these steps:

1. Enroll in Classes


Graduate Military, Graduate Veteran, and Graduate ROTC students may enroll in fall classes beginning Sunday, May 16th, at 7:00 AM

Returning Graduate students (except Law, Darden, and Medicine) may enroll in fall classes beginning Monday, May 17th, at 7:00 AM, and are recommended to enroll prior to mid July when tuition bills are produced.

New Graduate students Open Enrollment: Thursday, July 1st


Returning Undergraduate students can enroll once their enrollment appointment date and time is reached. This date and time will be visible in the SIS Student Center. (Undergraduate students should check to see if their School/Department requires them to see an advisor before enrolling.)

New Undergraduate students Open Enrollment: Wednesday, August 11th

All holds must be cleared before enrolling in classes. A complete listing of classes can be found in the Schedule of Classes through Class Search.

Student Type Date
Graduate Military, Graduate Veteran, and Graduate ROTC students Sunday, May 16th
Returning Graduates
(including 5th year Teacher Education Program)
Monday, May 17th
Returning Undergraduates Tuesday, May 18th (date and time available in SIS).
Open Enrollment - New Graduate students Thursday, July 1
Open Enrollment - New Undergraduate students Wednesday, August 11th



2. Pay Tuition & Fees

A statement of Fall term charges will be available online in mid-July through UVAPay (accessible through SIS for students or UVAPay's authorized user portal), and must be paid or properly deferred by the mid-August due date. For more information about your billing and payment options, please visit https://sfs.virginia.edu/finances/starthere

Payment can be made securely online by e-check (free), credit card (incurs 2.75% service fee), wire, or international payment options through UVAPay, or by paper check sent to Student Financial Services, P.O. Box 400204, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

3. Enrollment Instructions

In order to be considered enrolled at the University for the Fall 2021 term, students must be enrolled in at least one class by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7th.

  • Students not considered enrolled at the University by 5:00 p.m. on September 7th, will be required to complete the Late Enrollment process in order to become enrolled.
  • Privileges related to the University ID card will be discontinued beginning on Monday, September 13th for those not considered enrolled at 5:00 p.m. on September 7th and who do not register late.
4. Late Enrollment

If your Fall 2021 term was cancelled due to lack of enrollment prior to the 5:00 p.m. Tuesday September 7th deadline, you must complete the Late Enrollment DocuSign form to enroll in courses for the Fall 2021 term. The late enrollment process begins Wednesday, September 8th.

Instructions for Fall 2021 Late Enrollment process through DocuSign:

  1. Student must complete the student portion of the Late Enrollment form.
  2. Student must provide the contact information for the Dean of his/her School of Enrollment.
  3. Student's Dean must approve Late Enrollment form.
  4. Once the School of Enrollment Dean has approved the Late Enrollment form, Student Financial Services must approve the form.
  5. After UREG receives the Late Enrollment form with all required approvals, UREG will process student's late enrollment request.
  6. Once UREG has processed the student's late enrollment request, the student must contact their school of enrollment Registrar's Office for assistance with re-enrollment in classes for the fall 2021 semester.

*** Students are not guaranteed re-enrollment in their desired courses for the semester.

Students may not attend classes in which they are not enrolled, nor may they bring guests to classes.

Release guidelines for Course Enrollment

Each student is assigned an enrollment appointment date and time based on the following guidelines:

Undergraduate Enrollment Appointment Date Assignment:

  1. Academic fourth-year Transition, Echols, Rodman, College Arts Scholars, College Science Scholars, Military, Veteran, and ROTC, Fourth year student-athletes, random within year
  2. Academic fourth-year, random within year
  3. Academic third-year Transition, Echols, Rodman, College Arts Scholars, College Science Scholars, Military, Veteran, and ROTC, Third year student-athletes , random within year
  4. Academic third-year, random within year
  5. Academic second-year and Academic first-year Transition, Echols, Rodman, College Arts Scholars, College Science Scholars, Military, Veteran, and ROTC, Second year student-athletes, random within year
  6. Academic second-year, random within year
  7. Academic first-year, random within year
  8. College students who fail to verify their enrollment

Add/Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines

Note: These deadlines for individual courses are enforced based upon the School (or faculty member's school) offering the course not the school in which the student is enrolled. For example, an Engineering student enrolled in a College of Arts and Sciences course must follow the College deadlines. The School of Commerce only allows class withdrawals from 1000-2000 level Commerce classes.

Undergraduate/Graduate Full Time Credit Hours
School Undergraduate Credits Graduate Credits
  Min Max Min Max
Architecture 12 18 12 19
Arts & Sciences 12 15 (increase to 17 credits on Wednesday, August 11th) 12 16
Commerce 12 17 (increase to 19.5 credits on Wednesday, August 11th) 12 18
Darden     12 19
Data Science     12 13
Education 12 18 12 18
Engineering 12 19 12 15
Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy 12 17 12 17
Law     12 17
Medicine     N/A 17
Nursing 12 17 12 15
School of Continuing and Professional Studies N/A 17 N/A 17

* Once a student enrolls in the minimum number of credits for their school, SIS does not allow dropping below that threshold. Students in need of performing this action must consult with the School Registrar

Add/Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines
School Add Drop without W
(course removed from transcript)
Drop with W **
Arts & Sciences
BIS Program
Commerce (1)
Data Science
Education (2)
Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
September 7 September 8 October 19
Engineering September 7 October 12 October 19
Law September 1 September 1 December 1
Do not use SIS for course enrollment; consult school for details
School of Continuing and Professional Studies BIS Program students follow the schedule above; other SCPS students should consult the school's website or use their contact information.

(1) Withdrawals ONLY from 1000-2000 level Commerce courses are allowed.

(2) Withdrawals from Curry distance courses are subject to a different schedule; please consult your advisor for additional information.

** This deadline applies only to withdrawal from individual courses while remaining in other courses. See instructions below for information on withdrawal from all classes. Withdrawals cannot be made via SIS, and are subject to school regulations.

Withdraw from Class

For undergraduate students only: Use SIS to withdraw from a class!

Most undergraduate students can withdraw from classes in SIS until 11:59 PM on the day of the class withdrawal deadline date. (see Important Notes below)


To get started, go to the drop tab in your SIS Student Center. Use the DROP transaction for the desired class. When you get the message about withdrawing, click on the "Request Class Withdrawal" link and follow the directions.

Important Notes:

  • The School of Commerce only allows class withdrawals from 1000-2000 level Commerce classes.
  • The School of Law does not allow class withdrawals after the add/drop deadline except by petition for good cause. Please contact the Assistant Dean of Academic Services for details.
  • If withdrawing from a class results in you falling below your school minimum credit load, approval is not guaranteed. You should continue attending all classes until you receive approval.
  • This process cannot be used to withdraw from the University (e.g., from all of your classes). If you are planning to withdraw from the University, please contact your school of enrollment.

Please visit the SIS Help Center for Frequently Asked Questions.

Withdrawal from the University

As of the first day of the semester, dropping all courses requires withdrawing from the University. A percentage of the tuition will be charged, pro-rated based on the week in which the withdrawal is effective. Contact your dean to complete the necessary paperwork. Withdrawals can be made for personal, medical, or uniformed services reasons.

Withdrawals from individual courses after the drop deadline, while remaining registered in other courses, can be made according to the schedule set by the individual schools.