Fall 2017 Add/Drop Round 1 Has Begun

Dear Class of 2018,

The Add/Drop process for Fall 2017 has begun! During the Add/Drop Process, you will have the opportunity to add to or adjust your Fall 2017 elective schedule. Please visit the online course schedule for the Fall 2017 elective schedule and review the information below on the following topics:

Fall 2017 Schedule Updates
Add/Drop Rounds
Instructor Drops
Tips About Add/Drop Process
Full-Time MBA Course Requests
Other Academic Opportunities
Enrollment Changes and Fees
Auditing Policy
Unit Requirements
Fall 2017 Schedule Updates

Here is the updated Fall 2017 Elective Schedule.  A few changes to highlight since Fall 2017 Bidding:




  • EW261.11: Marketing Research (cancelled at request of instructor due to low enrollment)



  • EW295B.1: Venture Capital & Private Equity (3 units) – This class is is structured as an experiential course. Class 1 is full of material critical to getting the best possible experience and learning from the course. As such, we will be observing an automatic drop policy: if you do not attend class 1, you will be dropped from the course.

  • EW236E.11: Mergers & Acquisitions (2 units) – The dates for the course has changed. Please view the updated dates on the course description.


Add/Drop Rounds

Round 1 of Add/Drop, which will occur prior to the start of the Fall 2017 semester, is now open and will close Friday, August 4th at 12PM. Rounds 2 and 3 will take place during the first two weeks of the semester, followed by a final Drops only round. You can view all Add/Drop dates and times below and on the Registration Timeline.


Round 1: July 31 9AM – Aug 4 12PM

Round 2: Aug 19 9AM  – Aug 25 12PM

Round 3: Aug 25 4PMAug 29 12PM

Round 4 (Drops Only): Aug 29 4PMSept 1 9AM


Instructor Drops

Instructors have the right to drop students from their courses if they do not show up to class at least once in the first two weeks of the semester.  Some instructors have indicated their intent to enforce this policy in their course description, but you should know that they have the right to enforce this policy even though they haven’t publicized it.  If you plan to miss the first two weeks of school for any reason, please contact your instructors ASAP.


Tips About the Add/Drop Process

Click here for the top things to know about Add/Drop.


For additional information on how the Add/Drop process works, please visit the Add/Drop page on our website. After reviewing this page, feel free to let us know if you have any more questions.


Full-Time MBA Course Requests

EW students can enroll in a Full-Time MBA course on a space-available basis. The only FTMBA courses you cannot take, regardless of space-availability, are courses that we also offer in our program in the same semester. For more information about adding FTMBA courses, including MBA 294 Speaker Series courses, please review our FTMBA Academic Policy page.

If you are interested in a FTMBA course, we encourage you to attend the first class meeting.  If you are sure it’s something you want, please submit this FTMBA Course Request Form and provide your ranked choices starting July 31st so we can add you to our request list.  We work closely with the Full-Time MBA Program Office on these and will respond to your request prior to the end of Add/Drop, so you have time to confirm your enrollment.


We will process waitlist requests for Full-Time courses on the following two dates:

  • Friday, August 25 at 12PM (students notified by end of day Saturday, August 26)

  • Tuesday, August 29 at 12PM (students notified by end of day Wednesday, August 30)

You can view the FTMBA course offerings by choosing the “MBA – Full Time MBA” program on the course information table link on our website.


Other Academic Opportunities

For more information on other academic opportunities, including Independent Study and Non-Haas classes, please refer to the EWMBA Student Website.


Enrollment Changes and Fees

As a reminder, all enrollment changes must be made during the Add/Drop period via OLR. You are responsible for all enrollment fees and academic work. It is suggested that you confirm your schedule during Add/Drop even if you do not intend to change anything after Bidding. No drops will be allowed after the final drop deadline (Drops only round ends Friday, Sept 1 at 9AM)


As a reminder, Fall fees are due on August 18th, 2017.  Please pay close attention to your bill on CalCentral during add/drop as you will see your bill per unit adjust as changes are made.  If you are receiving financial aid please be aware that dropping a course may result in you receiving a refund. If this happens, make sure to keep a close eye on your CalCentral bill if you add any additional courses in future rounds. For any questions regarding your Financial Aid, please reach out to finaid@haas.berkeley.edu.


Auditing Policy

Please note that the auditing of courses is discouraged. The Program Office does not administratively support auditing of courses (i.e., access to course materials, class emails, etc.). Please review our Auditing policy for more information.


Unit Requirements

  • Career and Student Services: To qualify for these services, you must enroll in at least 1 unit. Students who do not enroll in at least 1 unit is considered withdrawn from the program.

  • Financial Aid: In order to qualify for Financial Aid, you must enroll in a minimum of 6 units for the semester.

  • Maximum Units:  students are limited to a maximum of 9 units for the semester.


Please visit our website for more information about Unit Requirements.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!



Avni and the EWMBA Program Office