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Current students register for classes for the upcoming term during preregistration using Web registration. Preregistration dates are available from the Records Office (755-2020).
With the exception of Special Status students, students must consult with their assigned faculty advisor to discuss their course selection.
Students in good academic standing who have been absent from Bemidji State University for a semester or more (up to two years), may pre-register for classes using Web registration. Returning students should contact their previous faculty advisor or the major department chair for advice on course selection. Students may contact the Records Office (755-2020) to determine eligibility to return to the university if they are unsure of their academic status.
Not all of the courses listed in this catalog are offered every term. To find out which courses are offered, refer to the semester Class Schedule published by the Records Office or to the Summer Term Bulletin (class schedules are also available on the BSU Web site under "Academics"). The Class Schedule contains courses, times, locations and instructors. Descriptions of the courses are not included in the schedule. They are given at the end of each program listing in this catalog. The descriptions also include course prerequisites.
Fee statements are not mailed out by the Cashier's Office. It is the student's responsibility to access their bill online (go to the BSU homepage <www.bemidjistate.edu> under myBSU, then MNSCU E-Services) and make arrangements accordingly to prevent being dropped for non-payment. For information on tuition and fee due dates, please see "Payment of Tuition" in Section III.
Minnesota law requires that all students born after 1956 and enrolled in a public or private post-secondary school in Minnesota be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella, allowing for certain exemptions. Students are required to sign a form stating that they have been immunized. This form is available from the Student Center for Health and Counseling in Birch Hall (755-2053) and at the Records Office in Deputy Hall (755-2020), and is accessible at <www.bemidjistate.edu/students/health/> from where it can be downloaded, then printed and either faxed or mailed to the SHS.
The following guidelines apply unless otherwise noted in the current Class Schedule.
Apart from those courses whose descriptions state they may be repeated, any course may be repeated for the purpose of replacing the former grade with a new grade. Any student wishing to do this must file a Repeat Form with the Records Office. Once the form is filed, the new grade, whether higher, the same, or lower, will be substituted for the original grade in computing the grade point average and total semester credits applied toward graduation. However, the original course and its grade will remain on the transcript. Classes originally taken for a letter grade must be repeated for a letter grade.
A prerequisite is a course that must be taken or an experience that must be acquired prior to registration for the course that lists the prerequisite. Departments may waive prerequisites in specific cases.
A corequisite is a course that must be taken or an experience that must be acquired concurrent with enrollment in the course that lists the corequisite. Departments may waive corequisites in specific cases.
Students who desire to take a course without credit and without regard for the usual prerequisites may enroll on an audit basis. These students must notify the instructor that they are auditing. Auditing students must pay the regular fees required of other students, but they are not permitted to take examinations. Audited courses can be neither counted toward graduation requirements nor counted as part of the student's course load. Grades are recorded only as "AU"-audit.