Enrollment Requirement

Enrollment at the University requires completion of these steps:

1. Enroll in Classes

Graduate:

Graduate Military, Graduate Veteran, and Graduate ROTC students may enroll in spring classes beginning Thursday, October 28th, at 7:00 AM

Returning Graduate students (except Law, Darden, and Medicine) may enroll in spring classes beginning Friday, October 29th, at 7:00 AM, and are recommended to enroll prior to December when tuition bills are produced.

New Graduate students Open Enrollment: Friday, November 29th

Undergraduate:

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

College of Arts and Sciences students maximum units are set at 15 and Commerce students are set at 17 until Monday, November 29th.

New Undergraduate students Open Enrollment: Friday, November 29th

January Term:

  • Graduate students' appointment times begin at 7:00 AM on Monday, November 8th
  • Undergrad students' appointment times begin at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, November 9th
  • Open Enrollment is on Friday, November 12th

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.

Spring 2022 Enrollment Dates (Table View)
Returning Undergraduates Monday, November 1st (date and time available in SIS).  No enrollment on November 2nd due to Election Day
Graduate Military, Graduate Veteran, and Graduate ROTC students Thursday, October 28
Returning Graduates
(except Law, Darden, and Medicine)
(including 5th year Teacher Education Program)
Friday, October 29
New Graduate students and new Undergraduate students Monday, November 29
2. Pay Tuition & Fees

A statement of Spring term charges will be available in December on-line through UVAPay (accessible through SIS), and must be paid or properly deferred by the January due date.

Payment can be made electronically by e-check or credit card at UVAPay, in person at the Cashier's Office in Carruthers Hall or by check sent to Student Financial Services, P.O. Box 400204, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

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

All returning Graduate Students - enrollment appointment dates begin one week before undergraduates.

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
  Undergraduate Credits Graduate Credits
  Min Max Min Max
Architecture 12 18 12 19
Arts & Sciences 12 15 (increase to 17 credits on Monday, November 29th) 12 16
Commerce 12 17 (increase to 19 credits on Monday, November 29th) 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
  Add Drop without W
(course removed from transcript)
Drop with W **
- Architecture
- Arts & Sciences
- BIS Program
- Commerce (1)
- Data Science
- Education (2)
- Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
- Nursing
February 2 February 3 March 23
- Engineering February 2 March 2 March 23
- Law January 31 (4:00PM) February 1 April 29
- Darden
- Medicine
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)

DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS AS THE CLOCK ON YOUR COMPUTER COULD BE BEHIND THE INTERNAL CLOCK IN SIS. "SIS TIME" COUNTS - NOT THE TIME ON YOUR COMPUTER.

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.
  • 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.