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Current students register for classes for the upcoming term during preregistration using Web registration. Preregistration dates are available from the academic calendar, or contact the Records and Registration Office (755-2020).
With the exception of those under Graduate Special Student status, students must consult with their assigned faculty advisor to discuss their course selection. Students pursuing licensure should contact the department chair/coordinator.
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 School of Graduate Studies (218-755-2027; 888-386-8464) or the Records and Registration 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. 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 myBSU on the BSU homepage, then MNSCU E-Services) and make arrangements accordingly to prevent being dropped for non-payment. Full payment or a payment plan must be in place prior to the published deadline in the academic calendar or students will be dropped from their registration. For information on tuition and fee due dates, please see Graduate Tuition and Fees, Section III, or visit the Tuition and Fees section of the Business Services website.
Tuition and fees should be paid in full by no later than fifteen days prior to the beginning of the semester, or the student will be dropped from all classes for non-payment. However, a student will not be dropped for non-payment if any one of the following criteria is met:
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. The immunization form is available on the Student Center for Health and Counseling website, from where it can be downloaded, printed, and either faxed or mailed to the Center.
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 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.
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.
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.