Last updated on September 2nd, 2021

All students are required to register prior to the first day of the semester. New students will obtain registration materials from the Office of the University Registrar and determine their academic program under the guidance of the Department Chair and/or an assigned Faulty Advisor.

The registration process is not final until the Office of the Registrar has verification of financial clearance.

Students may not register for classes unless their tuition and fees are paid in full.

LATE REGISTRATION CHECK-IN

The Late Registration period starts the second day of classes and continues throughout the first teaching week, until the following Monday at 5:00 pm. Returning students who register during that time will be charged a late fee according to the schedule below:

Tuesday EC $25.00
Wednesday EC $50.00
Thursday EC $75.00
Friday EC $100.00
Monday (2nd week of classes) EC $125.00

Students should note that if they register and begin classes late, they will miss important academic concepts and their grades may suffer.

Responsibility for catching up with missed material lies with the student. Late registration will not be considered an excuse for poor academic performance.

ADD/DROP POLICY

Students are permitted to add or drop courses until Tuesday at 5:00 pm of the second week of classes. Dropping courses does not result in any transcript notation. Students should consult with their department chair or faculty advisor prior to adding or dropping courses.

To add or drop a course, students and advisors must complete the available from the Office of the University Registrar. It is the responsibility of students to submit this form with all required signatures by the add/drop deadline. Non-attendance not constitute dropping a course. The only way a students’ registration may be adjusted is for them to file a completed with the Office of the University Registrar.

Students are not allowed to add or drop courses after the end of the add/drop period. No refund or credit will be granted for any courses that are not officially dropped by the appropriate deadline.

COURSE WITHDRAWAL POLICY

After the add/drop period has closed, students may withdraw from a course and be guaranteed a “W” any time up to the point when been completed (for example, requests for withdrawal must be in place by Friday at 5:00 pm of the eleventh week of a 16-week semester). After this point, students may choose to apply for a leave of absence from the Office of the Dean of Students. If granted, an LOA will result in a “W” in all courses for that semester.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Students in the School of Arts and Sciences may apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) up to 5. pm on Friday of week 15. LOA’s are reviewed by the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS). If the LOA involves medical reasons; documentation may be required, and the DOS office may consult with the Director of the University Health Service. If approved, LOA’s are in place for one semester.

RETURN FROM LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Students wishing to return to their studies after taking an LOA for medical reasons  must contact the Office of the DOS for clearance prior to semester start.