Beginning the 6th day of the fall/spring semester, the 1st day of summer/winter session, or the 1st day of any off-cycle course that begins within the regular session, students may request to change sections online by obtaining required authorizations. In most cases, the online section change process replaces the paper add forms or email requests used in previous sessions. 

Online Section Change Notifications

Every morning at 5:00 a.m., emails will be sent to departments with a list of students who have pending section change requests that have not been authorized by the department (or instructor) during the previous 24 hours. Emails will be sent to a registration email monitored by departmental administrator(s). Please check with your department to determine who is responsible for managing these requests.

How Students Request and Finalize Section Changes in MyUI

How to Access Section Change Requests

1. Log-in to MAUI with your HawkID and Password. 

2. Click on My Courses.

MyCourses Link in MAUI

3. Locate the course, and select View under Class List.

View Class Link in MAUI in MyCourses area

At the top of the Class List panel, there is a table called Pending Registration Changes. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

Authorize a Section Change Request

1. Click Authorize for the student that has requested a section change. 

Pending Reg Changes at top of Class List_Authorize link

2. The Class List panel will update showing HawkID and timestamp for when authorization was granted.

Green banner confirms update_Auth Status updates with timestamp and HawkID of approver

3. The student receives a MyUI notification and email indicating authorization has been granted. Student then completes the section change in MyUI. 

Section Change Approved MyUI Message

Deny a Section Change Request

1. Click Deny for the student that has requested a section change.

Deny link in Class List

2. A pop-up appears requiring a reason for denial and email address to contact if the student has questions. The information provided appears in the section change denied email the student receives.

Reason for denying request and contact email fields which will appear is denial email to student.

3. The Class List panel will update showing HawkID and timestamp for when the denial was entered, including the reason for denial. 

Reg Auth panel shows section change denied and notes

The student receives an email indicating the section change request was denied, including the note entered in MAUI and the contact email address. 



  • Instructors can only authorize or deny section changes for students in sections they are assigned to.  

  • If an instructor is only assigned to one piece of a related section course, they will only be able to authorize for that piece. We suggest that section change authorizations for courses with multiple related sections work through their departmental administrator so they can authorize everything at once. 

  • Instructor Authorization = Departmental Authorization, and visa-versa. If an instructor authorizes, the departmental administrator does not need to. 

Courses which allow Multiple Section Registration will work with online section change requests. 

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