Office of the RegistrarOffice of the RegistrarDepartment of Enrollment ManagementUniversity of Cincinnati

Office of the Registrar

Closed Classes

Once the enrollment capacity for a class has been reached, that class is "closed" to additional student enrollments through the online registration system. 

At his or her discretion, the class instructors may authorize an individual student to enroll in this otherwise closed class.

Some colleges are able to give student-specific permissions in Catalyst to override the class capacity for classes being offered in that college. These permissions grant the student access to add the class online via Catalyst. Please see the Closed Class Procedures PDF for instructions on obtaining permission to add a closed class by offering college.

If the offering college for the class is not currently able to give Catalyst permissions, an add slip signed by the instructor must be obtained. The "Registration Change (Add/Drop) Form" may be obtained here. In this instance, to add a "closed" class to his/her schedule, the student must bring a completed "Registration Change (Add/Drop) Form" to the One Stop Student Services Center, or to a branch college's registration office. 

The "Add/Drop" form must be signed by the class instructor.  In all cases, however, classroom capacity will continue to be the absolute enrollment limit.

From the eighth (8th) day of the term through the 16th day of the term, additions to a class schedule requires only the approval of the instructor.  Thus, only the class instructor's signature is required on the Registration Change (Add/Drop) Form" through the 16th day of the term.  A college signature is not required.

(consult the appropriate academic calendar for the specific short term dates)

Beginning with the 17th day of the term, however, both the approval of the instructor and the college are required, and so the "Registration Change (Add/Drop) Form" must be signed by both the instructor and a representative of the college offering the class.

(consult the appropriate academic calendar for the specific short term dates).