Office of the Registrar


Registration - Drops and Withdrawals

Adviser approval required to drop or withdraw:
  • Adviser approval is required to drop or withdraw from a course
  • Drop period (Monday, Sept. 12 – Monday, October 3)
  • Withdrawal Period (Tuesday, October 4 – Monday, November 7)
Contact your adviser if you wish to drop or withdraw from a class. If your adviser approves, they will set a Drop Period Override in IRIS, then you can drop or withdraw from the course via SOLAR.

Reduced course load approval:
  • You will not be able to drop or withdraw below a 3 unit course load via Solar.
  • In order to drop or withdraw below 3 units, you must obtain approval from your Academic Adviser, a Dean in Student Life, and appropriate offices such as Financial Aid or International Student Services.
Contact the Registrar’s office ( for a “Request for a Course Load Below 3 Units” form.

Refer to the Academic Calendar for more important dates.

Check your schedule in IRIS (
Check your degree progress in ATLAS (
Access SOLAR ( to register for classes.

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In support of the mission of Reed College, the Office of the Registrar ensures the integrity of academic policies, processes, and records. We are dedicated to providing equitable, efficient, respectful, and friendly service.