Registration

Each semester and summer term opens with a registration period during which the formal process of enrollment in the University is completed. Prior to registering for each semester or summer term, every student who completes the admission process is notified of his or her admission to the University and is furnished additional materials which deal with the actual registration.

Scholastic Order for Registration. Priority for time of registration is based upon the student's last name and classification. To provide equity in registration time assignments, students' names will be rotated alphabetically each long semester. Scholastic order for registration will apply to new students, transfer students, and current students.

Exceptions to any of the assigned registration times cannot be made.

Matriculation Number. Generally, the student's social security number is used for matriculation and record identification purposes. However, disclosure of the social security number for these purposes is voluntary. Any student who chooses not to use the social security number in this manner will be assigned a matriculation number by the University.

Stop Enrollment. Insufficient information or improper information given by the student on any admission or registration form will constitute cause for delaying the admission or enrollment for the student.

Stop Registration. A student may be denied registration if he or she has an administrative flag of that type on his or her record. For information about administrative flags and status of flags on students' records, refer to the section on Administrative Flags under "Academic Information" in this catalog.

Name Change. Students who have a change in legal name must notify the Registrar's Office prior to registration for the change to be effective for that semester of enrollment. A student may not register under a name different from that used during the last enrollment without completing the change of name form. All grade reports and transcripts are issued under the student's legal name as recorded in the Registrar's Office.

Registration of Undergraduate Students in Graduate Courses. An undergraduate student who is within 12 semester hours of graduation and who has at least a B average in the major subject may enroll for courses carrying graduate credit, subject to the approval of the dean of the academic college and the Dean of the Graduate School. This approval must be obtained on special forms at the time of registration. No course taken without this approval may be counted for graduate credit. Graduate work taken under this provision may not be used to meet undergraduate degree requirements.

Unless he or she has previously taken the Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examinations, an undergraduate student who is permitted to enroll for graduate credit as indicated above is required to take the test during the first semester of enrollment in graduate courses.

The maximum course load which may be carried by an undergraduate taking courses for graduate credit is 16 credit hours in a semester or 6 hours in a summer term. An undergraduate may not accumulate more than 12 semester hours for graduate credit before being admitted to the Graduate School. Undergraduates permitted to enroll for graduate credit are expected to complete all of their undergraduate requirements within the academic year in which they first enroll for graduate credit.

It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the necessary forms and to follow prescribed procedure in registering for any course. An undergraduate student who enrolls in a course for graduate credit without obtaining proper approval will be dropped from that course.

Change of Schedule. With proper approval, students who wish to request a change in schedule may do so. All student-initiated schedule changes will be assessed a processing fee according to the existing fee schedule. The University reserves the right to make changes in a student's schedule, for which no fee is assessed.

Student-initiated changes in schedule, including adding and dropping courses, must be arranged by the student in person; changes are not official until all steps in the process have been completed.

Enrollment Without Credit. Persons who wish to audit a course for no grade must obtain written permission from the dean of the college in which the course is offered. Those who audit a course do so for the purpose of hearing or seeing only; they do not have the privilege of participating in class discussions or laboratory or field work, of turning in papers, or of receiving a grade or credit in the course. Students who audit a course will not be listed on the class roll, and no notation of the audit will be made on the student's transcript.

Students who are enrolled for 12 semester hours or more may audit a course without paying an additional fee. Persons who are enrolled for fewer than 12 hours must pay a $10 fee for auditing a course.


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