Registration and Scheduling
Make it Official
To be officially registered as a student here, you must be properly listed on the rosters for the classes you are taking – and that requires the satisfactory settlement of all financial obligations of any previous semester in addition to the charges for the new semester.
Adds, Drops, and Withdrawals
- Check the official university calendar for the last date you may add or drop a course during the semester. You will not be charged for a course you drop by this date, and there will be no mention of it on your official transcript.
- You may withdraw from a course after the Last Date to Drop up through the Last Date to Withdraw; this is generally one week after Mid-Term Exams week. If no action is taken, you must complete the course.
If you do withdraw, a grade of “W” is entered on your transcript. While the “W” has no effect on your grade point average, the credits are counted as attempted credits for purposes of measuring your Satisfactory Academic Progress and may affect financial aid eligibility.
- If you withdraw from the University within the first five weeks of a term, you may receive a partial reimbursement of tuition in accordance with the official reimbursement policies (check with the Office of the Bursar).
- Courses may be dropped or added using WebAdvisor. You should consult with your Academic Advisor prior to dropping any courses, as they may be pre-requisites for your course of study.
Maximum Credits per Semester
More isn’t always better. Only under exceptional circumstances should undergraduate students consider taking more than 18 credits in a semester, which is considered an overload. This decision should also be made only after analyzing the situation carefully with your Academic Advisor and Department Chair. If you are at least a sophomore and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, you may take as many as 22 credits in a single semester. Also, students who expect to graduate at the end of the semester may enroll in as many as 22 credits, but only if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Mandatory registration is a system of making reservations for classes you will take in the semester following your current semester. These reservations expire if you do not become completely and officially registered by the third class day of a semester, opening your spot so others may enroll in the class. If there is room in the class for additional students when you becomes officially registered, you may still be able to take it. Early registration occurs in early November for the spring semester and in March for the fall semester.
The Office of the Registrar issues Enrollment Verifications or Certifications. These are commonly needed by medical insurance companies so parents can continue their medical insurance coverage for dependents who are students.