Add/Drop Week

Below are details for Add/Drop week, requesting permission to waive a requisite, obtaining instructor's consent, and adding or dropping courses during add/drop week. **Note - During Drop/Add week, you must get "Add Authorization" from the instructor in order to add courses.

Add/Drop Week

During week one of both the Spring and Fall Term, students will be able to register and/or drop courses from their schedule online while logged in to GaelXpress 2.0 called 'Add/Drop Week'. (For instructions and support on how to complete these actions, click here.) Students may add and/or drop courses with no penalty during this week. During the Summer Term, add/drop will be a period of the first two days of the term.

To add a course, students will first need to contact the instructor of the course they are wanting to add to be granted add authorization through course permissions on the GaelXpress2.0 Faculty portal. Once add authorization has been provided, students should be able to self-register on GaelXpress2.0. Common challenges registering for students include Business Office restrictions, schedule conflicts, and re-attempts. For Business Office restrictions please dial 925.631.4209. In regards to re-attempting courses, please contact us so we may manually register you for courses. Please note: the following departments conduct add/drop registration internally and will need to be contacted first: Communication Writing Circle courses, Seminar courses, Business Administration courses, and some English composition courses.

To drop a course, students may self-drop by simply logging on to their GaelXpress 2.0 portal to do so.

If you are experiencing any challenges during this week feel free to contact us for support.

 

Below are instructions for GaelXpress 1.0. (Please read above for support with GaelXpress 2.0)

Course Permission (Requisite Waiver and/or Instructor's Consent)

  • Log into GaelXpress.
  • Under the Registration section, click on Register for Classes.
  • Click on Search and register for sections.
  • Once you have narrowed down your search, click Submit
  • On the following page, find your course and tick the box in the Select column and then click Submit
  • On this page, search for your course and under the Action column, choose Register and click Submit
  • When adding a course and you receive the following message: "The following required prerequisite for the course is not started.Take...minimum grade C-..."  or "Student requires instructor's consent to register in..." You will need to email the instructor of the course for permission to waive these.
  • If permission is granted, they will waive the requisite on their end and reply back to you and inform you that the approval is given in order for you to add the course online. 
    • Please note that it is still your responsibility to register for the course. 

Adding courses

  • Log into GaelXpress.
  • Under the Registration section, click on Register for Classes.
  • Click on Search and register for sections.
  • Once you have narrowed down your search, click Submit
  • On the following page, find your course and tick the box in the Select column and then click Submit
  • On this page, search for your course and under the Action column, choose Register and click Submit
  • When adding a course and you receive the following message: "Faculty add authorization is required to add the section at this time." You will need to email the instructor of the course for permission to add the course.
  • If permission is granted, they will approve the add authorization on their end and reply back to you and inform you that the approval is given in order for you to add the course online. 
    • Please note that it is still your responsibility to register for the course. 

Dropping courses

  • Log into GaelXpress.
  • Under the Registration section, click on Register for Classes.
  • Click on Drop sections.
  • Under Current Registrations, tick the box in the Drop column and then click Submit
  • On the following page, you will receive a confirmation that your request has been processed. 
    • Please note that you may not drop from all sections as this will require you to either take a leave absence or withdraw from the college.