The Drop/Add Period is made up of two distinct periods: "Add" and "Drop"; they start at the same time, but have two different deadlines (see Drop/Add Deadlines).

The Drop/Add Period begins with personalized enrolment appointments (a dedicated window of time in Quest, staggered over one or two days); they do not end until the Drop/Add Deadlines for the applicable term.

Important information

  • See Quest instructions for viewing appointment times.
  • The Quest page with your appointment time also indicates your term enrolment limit (number of units allowed).
  • The timing of when you participate in the Drop/Add Period matters - it is first-come first served (unlike the Course Selection Period). 
  • Priority for the staggered enrolment appointments is given to upper-year students, who are closer to graduation, in order to ensure they can fulfil their degree requirements.
  • Note: Add and drop periods are adjusted for courses shorter than the 12-week formal lecture period (see block courses for more information).

What to do during the Drop/Add Period

During your enrolment appointment or any time during the Drop/Add Period (select links to see Quest instructions):

  • Add period: Classes can be added or swapped; subject to availability and eligibility. Components (e.g., TUT or LAB) of a course can also be swapped.
    • Tip: Have the Schedule of Classes open at the same time you are in Quest -- you'll be able to see the class reserves and times at a glance.
  • Drop period: Classes can be dropped.

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