Student Planning Video Transcript – Dropping Courses and Changing Sections

Welcome to the Student Planning informational series for the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus and University of Guelph-Humber. Student Planning is a self-serve system available to all U of G, Ridgetown and Guelph-Humber students who are actively enrolled in a program. It combines optional degree planning with intuitive course search tools and registration in a new, easy to navigate online environment. To assist both new and returning students, a series of training videos has been developed to help guide you through the most common features of Student Planning.

In this video, we will cover how to drop a course or change sections using Student Planning. 

To get started, log in to WebAdvisor and go to the Students page. Under “Registration” on the right-hand side, select "Plan, Schedule, Register & Drop.”

This brings us to the “Plan & Schedule” page.

By default, this will load the current plan and courses registered for the current semester. If the course you wish to remove is in the upcoming term, please use the navigation arrows to navigate to the desired term. 

For this example, we wish to drop a course from the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. Thus, we will use the navigation arrows to navigate to this term.

Once you have navigated to the desired semester, you will see all the courses you have planned or are registered in.

To drop a course, simply find the course you wish to drop and click the “Drop” button. The “Register and Drop Sections” window will open.

You can also select other courses you wish to drop or add/register. Use the checkbox to select which courses to drop or add. Click the “Update” button to finalize the action.

You have now successfully dropped the course! Note that doing so only removes the course from registration, but the course will remain in your term plan. To remove the course altogether, including from your plan, click on the "X" towards the top right of the course.

Please note that you can only change sections during the course enrolment period. Before you can change the section of your course, you must first add the new section to your term plan. If you do not already have this added to your plan, navigate to the course. Click on the “View other sections” drop down and click on the course section you wish to add. 

Once the desired section is added, the steps for changing your section are very similar to dropping a course. First find the course section for which you are currently registered. Once you have found the course, click the “Drop” button.

This will open the “Register and Drop Sections” window. Select the course section you wish to drop. Select the replacement course section. Once this is complete, click the “Update” button to finalize the action and change your section. You have now successfully changed your course section!

We hope that you are now familiar with how to drop courses and change sections using Student Planning. Watch our other Student Planning videos for more information about degree planning and course enrolment at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus and University of Guelph-Humber. If you have any questions, visit your campus's Student Planning website: