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Late Add

What is a late add?
A late add happens when a student is unable to add a course(s) by the add deadline (typically the first week of classes).  A late add can be requested by either a student or a program representative on behalf of a student.  If you believe there has been an administrative error on your enrollment record, please contact your program. 

When do I request a late add?
Late adds should only be requested due to extraordinary circumstances or when a documented administrative error occurred which prevented the student from adding the class(es) during regular or late registration.  Late adds are not usually approved beyond the second week of classes unless there are well-documented extenuating circumstances.

How will it affect my student record?
If the late add is approved  the student must be prepared to pay the tuition fees at the time of approval and the student will also be responsible for all course requirements and any content missed.

What should I submit for a late add request?
To obtain a student request for a late add, please email the Student Services office using the e-mail contact below.  Be sure to read the instructions on the form.  Complete the request form and write a statement explaining why you were not able to enroll in the class by the last day of late registration. Include dates, details, and any documentation that supports your explanation.   Obtain a copy of your registration schedule from the myUCF website -- and attach it to your request.  If you have any type of financial assistance from the Office of Financial Assistance, you must have them sign off on the request form before you turn it in.  If you are an international student with F1/J1 visa, you must have the Office of International Student and Scholar Services sign off on the request form before you turn it in. You must have a permission letter or letter of support from the instructor of the course you wish to add. The letter should be on a UCF department letterhead or in an e-mail directly from the faculty with your name and UCF ID, the correct class, section number, credits and instructor's name and original signature. The letter must also be dated within 5 business days of filing the late add request.  Return the completed form to the College of Graduate Studies at: Millican Hall room 230.

How long will a late add request take to process?
A late add may take between 1-2 weeks for approval and processing.  You must resolve any hold(s) on your account that will prevent the processing of late add at the time of the approval.  

Who can I contact for help?
If you have questions regarding late adds, please contact Elsa Nieves in the College of Graduate Studies at 407-823-2766 or at:



  • Elsa Nieves
    Student Services and Graduation, College of Graduate Studies

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