Registering for Classes
Students pre-register for Summer and Fall semester classes during the preceding Spring term. Pre-registration for Spring semester classes occurs during the preceding Fall term. Priority for pre-registration is based on class level (seniors first, then juniors, and so on). Pre-registration is completed through computer software made available to students, and the software remains accessible for making schedule changes until the week before classes actually begin.
Once classes begin, students must use Add and Drop cards to make schedule changes. Add and Drop cards have a seven-day expiration from the time of pick-up in the Registrar’s Office. To be considered complete, an
Add or Drop card must include the student’s ID number, name, signature, and relevant course information. The signature of the instructor is required. For classes of more than two credits, the signature of the student’s advisor is also required. Cards must be returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing.
Once classes begin, a student may add a course to their schedule by completing the prescribed procedure, that is, by submitting a completed Add card. There is no specific deadline for adding a course; such is at the discretion of the instructor. Generally, after two weeks of classes, it becomes too difficult for a student to catch up on missed work, so the instructor may prohibit enrollment.
Once classes begin, a student may officially withdraw from a course, provided he initiates such action in the Registrar’s Office and completes the prescribed procedure.
Fall and Spring Semesters
A course dropped before the beginning of the third week of the semester will not appear on the student’s permanent record. A course dropped after the start of the third week but before the beginning of the seventh week of the semester will be assigned a “W” (Withdrawn) grade. After the beginning of the seventh week, a dropped course will be assigned an “F” (Failing) grade.
Three-Week Summer Terms
A course dropped within the first week of a summer term will not appear on the student’s permanent record. A course dropped during the second week of the term will be assigned a “W” (Withdrawn) grade. After the second week of the term, a dropped course will be assigned an “F” (Failing) grade.
Special Seminars and Courses
For special seminars or courses, deadlines to withdraw from classes will be pro-rated according to the guidelines set for the regular semesters.