Course Scheduling

MS-1  You will automatically be scheduled into the MS-1 curriculum/courses (See MS-1 Schedule) with the exception of Special Topics courses. You will receive a notice and instructions in the spring to sign up for these on-line. 

MS-2  You will automatically be scheduled into the MS-2 curriculum/courses (See MS-2 Schedule) with the exception of Special Topics courses. You will receive a notice and instructions when to sign up for these on-line.

MS-3 (See Clinical Calendar 2013-14) During the MS-2 year, you will be able to select your preferred Clinical Core schedule. Selectives and Special Topics courses can be changed using the on-line Drop/Add. Because of space limitations, it is not generally possible to drop or add Clinical Core courses. If special consideration is required, please contact Dr. Kezar or Dr. Sorrentino (Dr. Carter in Huntsville or Dr. Gresham in Tuscaloosa). 

MS-4 (See Clinical Calendar 2013-14) During the MS-3 year, you will be able to select your preferred schedule for your 4th year. The process will require approval from your career advisor (complete instructions will be given at that time). 

2014-15 Clinical Calendar



Course Availability Explorer (CAVE)
Displays dates that each course is offered and
whether the class is full or available for students to add using the on-line Drop/Add process
Course Catalog


On-line Drop/Add
Special Topics courses, third year Selective courses, and most fourth year courses can be scheduled using this process.
  • Once you have signed up, you may drop and add up until 30 days before the course begin date on-line.
  • Changes after that will require you to complete the Drop/Add request form, and will likely incur fees.
  • Courses cannot be dropped on-line if doing so places the course below the course minimum (shown on CAVE) unless the minimum is one.
  • Fourth year courses must be pre-approved by your career advisor. Some courses require approval of course director, these can only be added using the Drop/Add Request Form. 
Career Advisors


Drop/Add Request Form
Use for dropping or adding courses that you cannot complete on-line.
  • Some courses require a signature of approval from a specific faculty member.
  • You will need to verify you have checked availability on CAVE.
  • If dropping the course puts the course below the minimum, you may not drop it since it would deny access to the other students enrolled.
  • The drop/add deadline is 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before the course official start date as listed in CAVE.
  • Drop/Add fees must be paid in order to complete a schedule change.
  • There are no retroactive schedule changes.
Submit the completed form to the Scheduler in the Records Office. 
You will be notified by e-mail, if/when the drop/add is complete.