How do first-time students enroll for classes?
Class schedules for new freshmen students and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours are set by the Registrar. Students are placed in appropriate entry-level courses in their major along with general education courses required of all students. It is felt that the transition to college is easier if students are in classes with other first semester freshmen. Generally, courses are blocked into morning or afternoon segments to accommodate the required work program.
How do current students enroll for classes?
Current students pre-register for classes each semester through the CampusWeb, which can be accessed either on or off campus, after the student has counseled with an advisor. Pre-registration dates vary by the number of cumulative hours a student has earned, plus hours being attempted in the current semester. Pre-registered students will automatically be registered for their pre-registered classes, provided all holds added after the on-line preregistration period have been removed. Holds added after the preregistration period include BU–Business Office (financial), DS–Dean of Students (convo/chapel deficiency, etc.), DC–Dean of College (overload/ underload), RE–Registrar’s (grad check), LI–Library (overdue materials), HO–Hospital, DW–Dean of Work Education (work hours, etc.), FA–Financial Aid (financial aid). Students who do not have all holds removed or who have not pre-registered by the registration day printed in the academic calendar will be withdrawn from the College. Any pre-registered classes will be dropped. Students who wish to be considered for reinstatement must clear all holds and pay the $100 processing fee. The deadline for reinstatement in this situation is Monday of finals week. Reinstatement to the College is not guaranteed.
How many classes are students required to take per semester?
The course load is a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 18 hours per semester. Approval to carry an underload or overload must be granted by the Dean of the College. Residence hall students must have at least 12 credit hours to remain in the residence hall or to participate in the work education program.
How are classes added or dropped?
The procedure for adding or dropping a course depends on the date the change is made and whether the student is adding or dropping a course for a current or future semester.
Current Semester: Beginning the first day of classes of any given semester, students can add or drop courses the first five days without charge by coming to the Registrar’s Office. Courses cannot be added after the first week of classes. The following drop fees will be applied to courses dropped after the first week of the semester:
Weeks 2 – 3 $ 5.00
Weeks 4 – 5 10.00
Weeks 6 – 7 15.00
Week 8 20.00
Week 9 25.00
Weeks begin on Saturday and end the following Friday. A grade of WP or WF will be recorded during weeks 2 – 9. Courses dropped after week 9 will result in a grade of “F”.
Dropping a course after the first week is an online procedure in Campusweb –› Student Resources –› Drop/Add a Class. After the online form is submitted, it will be sent first to the student’s advisor, and then to the Dean of the College, for approval. If approved the course will automatically be dropped from the student’s class schedule and the appropriate fee will be charged to his/her account. If denied no charges will be generated. It is suggested that you continue to attend the course until you receive the e-mail confirming it has been dropped. You may also check on the status of your drop on the Drop/Add a Class link.
Please note: Full-time students may not drop below 12 credit hours, and only full-time students are permitted to live in the residence halls. Residence hall students who desire to drop to less than 15 hours need underload approval from the Dean of the College. This will occur during the online drop process.
Future Semester: During the pre-registration period, courses can be added or dropped online through Campusweb –› Student –› Student Registration. After the pre-registration period closes, courses can be added or dropped without charge by coming by the Registrar’s Office. This can be done through the first Friday of the semester. After the first week of the semester, please see instructions for dropping a class under the heading “Current Semester”.
Can students change their enrollment status?
Students who wish to change their current student enrollment status must apply online through Campusweb. Enrollment status refers to whether students are full-time commuting, part-time commuting, or living in the residence hall. The application must be made well in advance of the semester for which the desired change would go into effect. Students wishing to commute must meet the following criteria:
- Be married,
- Be a veteran of the armed forces, or
- Live with parent(s) or legal guardians.