Registration, Change of Program and Withdrawal
A student must be officially registered for each course. Regulations and procedures for registration are published each semester by the Office of the Registrar. An additional fee is imposed for late registration.
In the traditional day/evening sessions, students are allowed to register for courses (space permitting) throughout the first week of classes in a semester. Students may also be allowed to register during the second week after consultation with the appropriate faculty advisor and, when feasible, after consultation by the advisor with the course instructor(s). After two weeks of the semester have elapsed, however, no new registrations are permitted. Any individual waiver of this policy requires the authorization of the Academic Dean or Associate Academic Dean, who will grant the waiver only upon compelling evidence of (1) reasons beyond the student's control for the delay in registration, (2) an academic history for the student that promises success despite the already missed classes, and (3) the opinion of the course instructor(s) that the student could still succeed if diligent.
To be official, any change in a course or program must be submitted by the student in writing, with authorization by the faculty advisor, to the Registrar. Students may change their programs within one calendar week after the official opening of the academic term by filing adjusted schedule forms with the Registrar. In such cases no late-registration fee applies. When a student officially withdraws from a course during the one-week period assigned for a change of program, no notation of the withdrawal will appear on the official record.
The symbol "W" will be entered on the transcript when the official withdrawal occurs before two-thirds of the scheduled sessions of the course have met. Withdrawal without academic penalty may be permitted also, with the concurrence of the Academic Dean and the instructor, in cases of exceptional circumstances and for serious reasons, when the time for withdrawal has elapsed and an "incomplete" may be inappropriate to the situation. The symbol "WU," which carries the same penalty as an "F" grade, will be entered on the transcript in the case of unofficial withdrawal, that is, when a student fails to continue to pursue a course for which he/she has been registered and from which official withdrawal has not been authorized.
"Withdrawal from Course" forms are available in the Office of the Advisor. Upon receipt of the completed form, the Registrar will notify the instructor of the course of the student's official withdrawal.
Students who are withdrawing from the College must complete the "Student Withdrawal Survey" at the Registrar's Office. If they are currently enrolled, they will be dropped or withdrawn from classes. After completing the survey, the student will receive a "Student Withdrawal Card". The students brings this card to the Financial Aid Office and completes the final paperwork. A Financial Aid officer then signs the card. The student then proceeds to the Bursar's Office to take care of any remaining balance. A Bursar's Office representative will also sign the "Student Withdrawal Card". The student then returns the card to the Registrar's Office and is officially withdrawn from the College.