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Opt-In or Out of The School of Business

  • Opt-In to The School of Business
  • Opt-out if you are no longer pursuing a business degree or certificate 

First Week Attendance Policy

Business classes begin instruction in the first class, some are offered once a week, and often teams are formed immediately thus, attendance the first week is required.  

If you are fully registered for a class and fail to attend the first week, your spot in the class may be given away to someone on the waitlist unless given prior written permission from the instructor.  Although you will be dropped from the class roster, you will still need to officially drop the class yourself in order to avoid payment and a possible “F” grade.  

Students who have missed the first class must obtain faculty permission to add a business course even during the first week registration period. The online registration system may allow a student to add a course but if significant content is missed, the student may not be allowed to remain in the course and must drop themselves from the course online.  Only the instructor can make the determination as to whether the student can remain in the class after missing any class session during the first week.  For online courses, the first class session is the first day of the term. After the first session, written permission from the instructor is required before registering for the class.

Waitlist Policy

Waitlists and Class Attendance Can Be Critical: Demand for many SBA classes is high and classes fill quickly.  Therefore, the SBA utilizes waitlists. In most cases, students are admitted to the class from the waitlist in the order in which they registered, and only if there is available space. If you are on the waitlist, you must attend the first class to determine if you will be allowed to formally add the class. Only the instructor can make this determination.  For online courses, the first class session is the first day of the term. After the first session, written permission from the instructor is also required before registering for the class.

Please Note: If you are fully registered for a class and fail to attend the first week, your spot in the class may be given away to someone on the waitlist unless given prior written permission from the instructor.  Although you will be dropped from the class roster, you will still need to officially drop the class yourself in order to avoid payment and a possible “F” grade.  

If you are not on the waitlist, but the instructor is willing to let you add the course, the instructor must first confirm with the Undergraduate Programs office that you are eligible to be in the class.

How to add your name to the Waitlist:

  1. Log-in to Banweb (PSU Information System)
  2. Select “Student Services & Financial Aid” Tab
  3. Select “Registration” Option (you may need to confirm your address before continuing)
  4. Select “Add/Drop Classes”
  5. Select “Term”
  6. Type in the CRN number in the add/drop box at the bottom of the page. Then select – “Submit Changes” in the bottom left corner of the page.
  7. If you need to Waitlist, you will get a drop-down field next to the course title that says "none" for action - select the drop-down arrow so the field states "wait list web". Then select – “Submit Changes” in the bottom left corner of the page (Note: Most Wait Lists allow 10-25 students to be placed on the list.)
  8. If/When you are on the Wait List you still need to select "complete my registration" in the middle, the bottom of the page - you usually have to scroll down to do this.
  9. To confirm you are on the waitlist, view your “Student Detail Schedule”.

How to be added to a class after you are on the Waitlist:

  1. You must have your name on the Waitlist.
  2. Attend the first day of class – be on time, if not a few minutes early.
  3. Bring a Special Registration Form. These are available online or in 220 of the Karl Miller Center.
  4. Obtain approval from the professor during the first class– see a professor.
  5. Please note, if someone drops the course after a waitlist has been started, students will receive an email instructing them that they have 24 hours to add the class online. If they do not add, they will be dropped from the waitlist and the opportunity to add will be given to the next student on the waitlist. As the wait list cycles through the students on the list, it may appear that there is space in the class, but you will not be able to register for those spots as they are being held for students in waitlist order. In addition, if you drop the waitlist, you will not be able to re-add your spot to the waitlist for 24hrs, during which time the waitlist may fill up.  The automated waitlist function shuts down the weekend prior to school starting and attendance in the class is required to determine if space is available at that point. 


PSU waitlist information:
Read what the University has to say about waitlists >

Business Differential Tuition Refund Policy

If you have previously been admitted to the School of Business but are no longer planning to pursue a degree in business, you will need to officially request removal of your admission by contacting your SBA advisor. You will then need to change your major online via BanWeb so that there is no confusion in the future. Because the School of Business charges differential tuition, this will cease once these changes are made. Refunds of differential tuition can only be applied retroactively for one term and only for those students who did not take business classes during the term in which a refund is being requested.