Section Cancellation Requests

Section Cancellation requests are necessary to cancel an enrolled section due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances. If a section with no enrollment needs to be canceled, a section cancellation form is not needed and the department should cancel the section in Banner. 

Section Cancellation Deadlines

It is important that sections be canceled by the appropriate deadline to ensure that students will have an opportunity to register for other courses. The summer 2022 and  2022-2023 academic year deadlines by semester are:


  • Fall 2022:  August 12, 2022, at 10:00 am
  • Spring 2023:  January 4, 2023, at 10:00 am
  • Summer 2023:  May 12, 2023, at 10:00 am

Canceling a Section

Canceling a section is a two-step process. Departments are responsible for canceling the section in Banner, and the Office of the Registrar is responsible for dropping any enrolled students from the canceled section.
Department Responsibilities:
Registrar Responsibilities:
  • Drop all students from the section
  • Change section status from “C” (Cancel) to “X” (Registrar Cancel)

Minimum Enrollment Policy

Prior to the deadline for canceling a section, class enrollment in the section should be reviewed. Sections that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirement as defined by the Minimum Enrollment policy should be canceled. The minimum enrollment requirement for an undergraduate class section is ten students, and the minimum enrollment requirement for a graduate class section is five students. This policy does not apply to thesis, dissertation, and directed study courses. Exceptions to the minimum enrollment policy require approval from the department head, dean, and Vice President for Instruction.