Undergraduate Class Registration

Undergraduate Class Registration

Registering for Classes

  • Can the advisor over enroll a closed class?
    Answer: NO
  • Does the School of communication maintain waiting lists for closed classes?
    Answer: NO
  • How many credits do I have to have to keep my financial aid?
    Answer: 12 credit hours
  • How many credits do I have to have to keep my health insurance?
    Answer: 12 credit hours
  • Can I get into a class that is full?
    If you tried once to enroll in a class but couldn't because the class was full, don't give up. Keep trying. The class may open up again if someone drops out. Your best bet is to try during the add/drop period in the first week of classes.
    There is no use contacting the professor who teaches the course before the class meets. If you have not been successful in getting into the class during the add/drop period, you may approach the instructor and make a request.
  • What are the priority dates for registration?
    Enrollment in each semester begins on a date that is announced by the Office of the registrar on their website.
    If you are an undergraduate student, the date and time that you will be allowed to register depends on your academic standing. The determination of priority date is based on the number of credit hours you have completed. That is, if you are senior you will be able to register earlier than if your brother who is a freshman.
    See Priority Registration Availability Schedules for registration days and times for each term. You are encouraged to register during their assigned time to maintain your priority into classes.
    Please note that there is no priority time for graduate students. Graduate students may register any time during the published days and hours for registration.
  • How can I withdraw from a class?
    You may drop a class before the start of the semester.
    After the semester has begun, the official registration drop/add period extends five business days into a semester. In addition, a 24-hour grace period will be provided students who drop or add a class that meets for the first time on or after the final day of the drop/add period. 100% refund will be granted for courses dropped during this period.
    If you withdraw after this add/drop deadline, the request to drop must be processed in the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawn courses will be recorded on the student's record as a withdrawal (W). You may receive a partial refund. For more information, go to the Registrar's website.
    After the semester is over and the final grade has been recorded, can you withdraw from a class? In certain extenuating circumstances, yes. If circumstances beyond your control (i.e. illness, death in your immediate family, etc.) occurred that limited your ability to perform normally in the course, you may have experienced extenuating circumstances. You need to submit an application form to the Office of the Ombudsman. For more information, download the application form.
  • Which classes can I take more than once for credit?
    The two communication courses that you can take more than once are:
    COM 305: Special topics in Communication
    COM 480: Applied Topics in Organizational Communication
    You can take these two course more than once provided the topics covered are different from what you have taken previously.
 

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