Schedule Changes / Overloads

Before reaching out to the Biology department for assistance students should:

1.  Obtain the following information:

    • section number

    • course synonym

    • name of the instructor for the course they would like to add

NOTE:  Due to fire and safety guidelines the Biology Department WILL NOT OVERLOAD any class that is held face to face.

2.  Contact the instructor via email and request permission to be added to their class.

3. After you have permission from the instructor, students can forward the email granting permission to Linda Dehning via email at [email protected].  Be sure to include your ACCeID, when communicating with staff, so that we can find you easily in the system.

Registration Liaisons will refer all students back to the Biology department for ALL schedule changes.

Once the paperwork has been submitted to be processed, please be diligent about checking your account for the update.  Please make payment or payment arrangements no later than 11:58 pm same day or you will be dropped for non-payment at 11:59 pm from the class and we will not repeat this process to get you back in.

There are a few things to consider first:

    • You will incur a 30% forfeiture fee.  You will be refunded 70% of the class you are dropping and charged 100% of the class you are adding.  This will only apply if you are dropping and adding a class AFTER adds and drops.  IMPORTANT:  Review the consequences of dropping or withdrawing from a class.  

    • The cost of a textbook, the required textbook(s) if you decide to change instructor or instructional method may increase the cost of your class.
    • Blackboard access will take up to 24 hours after the paperwork has been processed.

    • It is your responsibility to work with the instructor to get caught up with the rest of the class.

All schedule change requests submitted after census/official reporting date (last day to drop without a W) will NOT be processed.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

As a side note, the Biology department does not handle any payment or payment arrangements.  If you need to inquire about either those please contact the Cashier’s office.  You can call 512-223-4636 or email [email protected].

ACC’s policy on Schedule Changes

ACC’s policy on Refunds

ACC’s Course Withdrawal/Drop Instructions

Registration & Important Dates