Independent Minds, Working Together

Registration Procedures

The Office of the Registrar is the principal source of information about registration procedures. Registration entry is based upon completed course credits. The procedure for adding and dropping courses is available from the Registrar; the faculty has established the following policies concerning changes in registration:

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to pre-register for at least 3.000 course credits, and to maintain the normal course load each semester – see Degree Requirements. Failure to do so can result in:
    (1) loss of on-campus housing;
    (2) loss of financial aid: and
    (3) failure to be certified as a full-time student for insurance, financial aid, immigration, or other purposes.
  2. A student is officially registered only after the student’s name appears on class lists and the student has confirmed his/her registration with the Office of the Registrar on return to campus each semester. Failure to confirm registration will result in a late fee of $50.
  3. After the semester begins, a student may add course credits before the end of the second week of the semester, and only with the permission of the faculty member teaching the course and the approval of the faculty adviser.
  4. With the approval of the faculty adviser and the instructor, a student may drop a course before the end of the sixth week of the semester.
  5. A student must declare the S/NC grading option with the approval of the academic adviser and course instructor no later than the end of the sixth week of classes in any semester. Once the S/NC option is elected, it cannot be changed back to the letter-grade option.
  6. A student may add course credits for audit before the end of the second week of classes. A student may change registration status in a course from credit to audit before the end of the sixth week of classes. Once the audit status is declared for a particular course, it cannot be changed back to the credit option.
  7. Students are expected to be on campus when classes begin. Students who do not attend the first meeting of a class may be dropped from the class by the instructor. In this event the Registrar will drop the student from the class, notify the student, the instructor, and the academic adviser. The add/drop form is not necessary for this single transaction.
  8. To make changes in their course schedules after the stated deadlines, students must petition the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement. If the petition is granted, changes are subject to a late registration fee of $100 for each course change.
  9. A student must declare a major in February of the sophomore year prior to registration for the junior year.

Each student is assigned a faculty adviser to supervise his or her academic program at the College. However, it is each student’s responsibility to make final decisions about his or her education, the academic program and to understand and meet the graduation requirements.