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Registration information and Online Class Schedules are published in the spring, fall, and summer. You may contact
the Admissions and Records Office for more information.
Late enrollment is usually permitted if the class has met only once. Both
Instructor and Dean's approval are required for enrollment after the second
session of a class.
Those courses which are by individualized instruction, independent study, open-entry/open-exit classes, or other
late starting classes may be added at any time as long as the total number of semester hours does not exceed catalog
regulations. The withdrawal/drop policy will apply proportionately to these classes as defined in Withdrawal
Procedures. Students are advised to examine information in the class schedule to determine when they may make changes in
their schedules without penalty.
Changes in Class Schedule
Changes in a student's schedule must be made in the Office of Admissions and Records or Online. A student is
officially registered for only those courses appearing on the student schedule.
Any student desiring to add or drop a class must go to
or contact the Office of Admissions to fill out the course add/drop form within the
appropriate time frame to add or drop a class. No change is official until this
procedure is completed. Changes for Extension Center students can be made at the individual centers, following the
Students have the privilege of dropping from classes without the classes becoming a part of their academic record
if they do so during the first two weeks of the regular sixteen-week Fall and Spring semesters, the first week of
the regular eight-week Summer semester or the proportionate time of any other class not conforming to a sixteen-week
or eight-week schedule. Students are reminded that drops during the first week (or proportionate amount thereof)
will receive a 100% tuition refund, during the second week (or proportionate amount thereof) will receive a
refund, and that no refund is due after the two week withdrawal (drop) period. The first "week" for any class other
than the regular sixteen-week semester is defined as whenever one-sixteenth of the class sessions will have been met
and the second "week" whenever one-eighth of the class sessions will have been met. Students are advised to consult
the Office of Admissions and Records for the exact dates that will apply to any irregular length course.
Students withdrawing after the first two weeks (or equivalent) of classes will have a "W" recorded on their
transcripts. Each student is responsible for initiating the withdrawal request either by letter or by completing
the withdrawal form which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records. All withdrawal requests must be
filed no later than two weeks prior to the end of any regular length semester (one week for the summer semester) or
the proportionate time thereof for other length courses. A student who does not withdraw officially from a class may
be subject to an "F" grade.
A student having enrolled in and attended a class remains enrolled in the class until the student initiates a
withdrawal or the student is withdrawn under provisions stated for administrative action.
Administrative action: Students who never attend, or cease to attend, any class in which they have enrolled may be
administratively withdrawn upon recommendation of the instructor. A student may be withdrawn from a class by
administrative action as a result of, but not limited to, attendance and conduct. Students will be notified by the
Manager of Records and Registration and may be reinstated with the approval of the instructor.
A student may be withdrawn by administrative action through the Vice President of Student Services as a
consequence of disciplinary measures instituted under provisions of the Board policy on Student Rights and
Responsibilities or as a result of the implementation of other institutional policies or procedures.
The Appeals Committee hears initial appeals concerning withdrawals and may institute modifications of
these procedures commensurate with extenuating circumstances that prevail in special situations.
Students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled classes and are responsible for fulfilling the requirements
of each course. Individual instructors may set class attendance requirements that they consider to be reasonable and
that are consistent with the objectives of the course. Instructors may assign final grades based, in part, upon
class attendance. Institutional policy also grants the faculty the prerogative of withdrawing (during the official
withdrawal period) those students who do not attend class regularly. (See Withdrawal Procedures for further
information). Mid-semester tests and final examinations are customary in all courses.
The normal full-time academic load is 15 to 18 semester hours. Students wishing to enroll in 19 to 21 semester hours
(excluding orientation, physical education, and/or applied music), must obtain permission from their
advisor. Students wishing to enroll in 22 or more semester hours
must obtain permission from their academic advisor and the Vice
President of Student Services.
Students are classified as follows:
- Freshman - completed less than 30 semester hours
- Sophomore - completed 30 or more semester hours
- Other - not pursuing a specific educational goal or having an associate or higher degree
- Full-time status - A student is considered full-time if he/she is enrolled in twelve or more credit hours
(six credit hours for the summer term)
- Half-time status - A student is considered half-time if he/she is enrolled in six or more credit hours but
less than twelve credit hours (three credit hours for the summer term)
Auditing a Class
With the consent of the Vice President of Student Services, a student may be admitted to a course for audit. The student
must register, pay all regular tuition and fees, attend all regular class sessions, but is not required to take
examinations. The student does not receive a grade nor credit for the course, but the course is listed as Audit.
A student who enrolls to audit a course is subject to compliance with all other College regulations including
attendance. Registration for audit must be accomplished during the specified time of registration for a given
semester. The student MAY NOT change to Audit after the tenth day, or equivalent, of a semester.