After the Registration/Drop/Add Date of the semester/term has closed, additions to approved schedules require the permission of the instructor (or, with the instructor's concurrence, a representative as appointed by the department) and the approval of the Dean/Director of the student's enrollment unit (college/school) or the designated representative of the Dean/Director. The instructor's permission, in whatever form the enrollment unit chooses, will be retained in the student's enrollment unit (college/school) for one year. The student’s enrollment unit (college/school) will submit a processing request to the Office of the University Registrar.

After the Last Day to Drop a course with a Grade of "W" for the semester/term, additions to approved schedules will not be permitted. Exceptions will be granted only by petition. Petitions must be filed with the authorized representative of the dean or director of the enrollment unit. Petitions will be approved only on the basis of clearly documented clerical error or unusual and extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control.

It shall be the policy of The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, upon recommendations of The University of Alabama President, to award posthumous degrees for students who have successfully completed a substantial portion of their academic programs with diplomas to specifically indicate a posthumous degree, the language of which would cite the circumstances warranting such award. Such diplomas may be presented at appropriate private ceremonies at the discretion of The University of Alabama President with the appropriate commencement program noting that the degree is posthumous.

In practice, the Academic Dean of the student in question shall send a letter to the Provost requesting that the degree be awarded posthumously. Once it has been approved, the Office of the Provost notifies of the Office of the University Registrar [OUR]. Normally, OUR will notify the parents that the degree has been approved and that they have the choice of having it presented at commencement or at a private ceremony.