After Attending Preview

How do I adjust my schedule after attending Preview?

After Preview, students can begin adjusting their Summer B/Fall schedules on the following dates:
Summer B schedule adjustment – June 24-25
Summer B Drop/add – 26-27
Fall schedule adjustment – August 2-8; August 10-18
Fall Drop/add – August 21-25

Schedule adjustment is delayed to give everyone an equal chance of being able to add open seats. There is no way to predict which seats will be open at a particular time. When you log on to the system, you can see what is open at that moment, but with thousands of students adding and dropping, it will change constantly.

If you want to adjust to add preferred classes or switch to preferred times, schedule adjustment and drop/add is the time to do that.

Things to know about Fall term schedule adjustment and drop/add:

  1. Students are assigned appointments on the first day of schedule adjustment. This is to prevent 7,000 students from trying to log on at once and crashing the system.
  2. There are tens of thousands of drops and adds in the few weeks before classes start. So if you don’t see the desired class/section open the first time you log on to one.uf.edu, KEEP CHECKING! Often there’s a domino effect—a student adds an open seat in a desired course/section and drops something else, another student finds that seat and drops something else, and so on.
  3. If you get a message stating you lack the prerequisite for a course, there is a number of possible reasons for this.
    • If you are trying to register for MAC2311, some sections are for Engineering majors and others for non-Engineering majors. The Schedule of Courses (via one.uf.edu) shows which sections are for which students. You will get a prereq error message if you are trying to sign up for the wrong section or if you don’t have the minimum ALEKS score needed for MAC2311.
    • If your incoming credits did not post or posted recently, the system may not see that the prereq is complete. Summer/Fall residential and Spring IA admits may email previewadjust@advising.ufl.edu for assistance overriding the prereq. Fall PaCE admits should email PaCEAdjust@advising.ufl.edu
    • If you try to sign up for a section set aside for students in a special program (UFOnline, Innovation Academy, etc.), you will get a message saying that section is for students in a special program. You should try another section that is not restricted. If you are in a special program, your sections are restricted for other students, but not for you. Please disregard the restricted designation on those courses. If you have any difficulty registering for a course designated for your program, reach out to your academic advisor for assistance. If you encounter any other significant problem (e.g., required first term tracking course not open) you can email previewadjust@advising.ufl.edu and we will assist you if we can.
  4. During drop/add – Anything you are registered for at 11:59 pm on the last day of drop/add will stay on your schedule and you will owe tuition and fees for the course. So review your schedule one final time on the last day – sometimes students mean to drop something but never do. Also, we don’t recommend adding classes that you have never attended because a seat opens up on the last day, unless you are 100% certain you want the class. You can’t drop and add with ease after drop/add, a drop will mean you owe the tuition/fees, have a W on your record and have used one of your drops. Late adds have to be approved by the department offering the course and by the college. There’s a different system for late adds and drops.

What if I need to adjust my schedule due to AICE/AP/IB scores, completing ALEKS after Preview, or due to a change of major after Preview?

If you need to adjust your schedule due to new AP/IB/AICE scores, a change of major or other academic concern, Summer/Fall residential and Spring IA admits may email previewadjust@advising.ufl.edu for assistance. Fall PaCE admits should email PaCEAdjust@advising.ufl.edu.

What do I need to do before Fall classes begin?

If you are bringing in any credits, go to Student Self-Service in one.uf.edu. Check the Test Score screen and your UF Transcript (click on Current Students). Are all exam and dual enrollment credits posted? Exam credits should be posted both to Test Scores and the UF transcript by the end of July. Dual enrollment credits through the Spring term should also be posted to the UF transcript by that time. If you have credits that are not posted, email freshman@ufl.edu to ask what you need to do to get your credits posted.

Review your schedule and make sure you are not repeating a class for which you have credit – unless you are doing so deliberately (e.g., taking a course to refresh before going on to another course in the sequence). Repeating a course essentially replaces your previous credit for the course. You cannot earn credit twice for the same course.

Why is it important to make sure all your credits have been received by UF?

You won’t be able to confirm your degree requirements until your credits are posted and appear in your degree audit. You also want make sure you are not repeating a class for which you have credit – unless you are doing so deliberately (e.g., taking a course to refresh before going on to another course in the sequence). Repeating a course essentially replaces your previous credit for the course. You cannot earn credit twice for the same course.
In addition, registration appointments for the next term are set by the number of credits earned, so if you are bringing in a lot of credits and they are posted to your record, you will get to register earlier for future terms.

I’m concerned about taking online courses, what do I need to know?

Students may be able to avoid online classes if they are flexible about which Gen Eds/electives they take, but in some majors that’s harder than others. Some major courses are only offered online. If the only open seats in a class were in an online section, you can check the Schedule of Courses (via one.uf.edu) to see if there are traditional classroom sections or the class and then attempt to schedule adjust for them, if you prefer. Regardless of the course format, it is important to practice good time management and organization strategies. As with any class, students taking an online class are encouraged to utilize any available campus resources, including the professor’s office hours, in order to put themselves in the best possible position for success in the course.