Important Reminders for the Spring 2023 Semester

January 19, 2023

Dear Faculty,

As the spring 2023 semester begins, we wanted to remind you that several processes have changed in tandem with the University’s migration to my.SDSU.

Late Adds to Classes from Waitlists

Through January 24, 11:59 p.m.: Waitlisted students will be automatically enrolled as space becomes available via a first-on, first-off method of prioritization.

January 25-31: Waitlisted students must obtain permission numbers from the instructor of the course, as per Senate policy. Review the instructions on the permission numbers web page. Please note that my.SDSU will not send permission numbers to students; faculty members must provide them individually.

Dropping Students from Classes

Per SDSU Senate Policy, faculty may drop a student for non-attendance if they are not in attendance at the first class meeting and are also not present at the start of the second. Faculty may also drop students who have not met the prerequisite(s) listed in the University Catalog.

To drop a student for one of these reasons, please submit an Administrative Drop Request in my.SDSU no later than January 26, 11:59 p.m. Your submission will be routed to a designated staff member within your college/department to administer the drop before the January 27, 11:59 p.m. deadline and communicate with the student(s).

Full instructions on how to fill out an Administrative Drop Request are available on the my.SDSU Website under Faculty Guides:

Since the process involves multiple steps by different individuals, we encourage instructors to submit their drops as early as possible.

Remember to “check before you drop.” Students may be absent due to illness, weather-related travel delays (including catastrophic flooding in other parts of California), and other circumstances outside of their control. We hope you will extend them every consideration. Pre-requisites have already been checked and enforced for many classes–check with your department coordinator if you are unsure if your course has automated prerequisite checking. If you do check prerequisites, please allow students ample time to provide documentation.

Other Resources:

We wish you a successful start to the spring semester.


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