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Section IV

Registration Policies

  1. Registration is not complete until tuition charges and fees incurred at registration have been paid in accordance with University procedures. Preregistered students are requested to comply with the payment deadline specified in the semester class schedule.
  2. Late registrants must obtain instructors' approval to register for classes.
  3. A hold will be placed on registration for students who have not paid any tuition charges and fees by the published deadline in the Academic Calendar.
  4. Students must obtain instructor approval to register for a class after the "last day to add" date published in the Academic Calendar.
  5. Grades, transcripts, and diplomas will not be released for students who have outstanding financial obligations at the close of a semester or summer term.

Add, Drop or Change of Courses

The following guidelines apply unless otherwise noted in the current Class Schedule.

  1. An instructor may decide to drop a student who does not attend the first three class meetings.
  2. Schedule changes may be made without financial obligation by the deadline published in the Academic Calendar.
  3. Students must obtain instructor approval to register for a class after the "last day to add" date published in the Academic Calendar.
  4. Students may withdraw (drop) from a course at any time up to the published deadline in the Academic Calendar, unless otherwise noted in the current semester class schedule--after this time, no course may be dropped except in special hardship cases. A student wishing to withdraw from a course must follow the proper procedure using the Web registration option. Courses dropped after the fifth day of classes will be assigned a "W" grade.
  5. See "Academic Procedures" this section for withdrawal from all courses.
  6. No refunds for dropped courses will be given after the add/drop deadline as published in the Academic Calendar.
  7. No course may be dropped after the published withdrawal deadline in the Academic Calendar, except in special hardship cases.
  8. No student is added or dropped from a course until the proper procedure is followed using the Web registration option.
  9. Withdrawal from classes could affect continued eligibility for financial aid. For details, visit the Financial Aid website.

Repeating Courses

Apart from those courses whose descriptions state they may be repeated for additional credit, any course may be repeated once for the purpose of replacing the former grade with a new grade. Students wishing to do this must file a Repeat Form with the Records and Registration 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.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

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.

It is the prerogative of the instructor to drop students from a class if they have not completed the prerequisites and/or corequisites as listed in the college catalog.

Withdrawal from School

See "Academic Procedures," this section.


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