Registration and Attendance

Registration and Advising

Registration for graduate students is open until one week prior to the first meeting day for a class. All students are registered by the Office of Graduate Programs. Students may view their schedule on the student portal ( 

Although faculty and staff advisors attempt to provide the best available information, the students are ultimately responsible for course selection and construction of their program. It is the students’ responsibility to see that program requirements are met and that the courses for the intended area of concentration are taken in proper sequence.

Attendance Policy

Graduate work is highly collaborative and students are expected to attend and participate in all class sessions. When absences are unavoidable, students should inform their respective professors. Work missed by late entrance or absence must be completed to the satisfaction of the professor. There is no penalty for missing one class during the semester. More than one absence from class without legitimate justification may result in a drop of one-third of a letter grade (i.e. B to B-) for each additional absence.

Hyflex Classes

Weekly participation is expected and failure to participate in the first week of class will result in automatic withdrawal from the course.

Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from a Course

To add, drop, or withdraw from a course, students may do so by contacting the administrative assistant for Graduate Programs. International students participating in Hyflex via face-to-face delivery are under the same policies as students that participate online.

Adding a Hyflex Course

Students may add courses to their schedule in consultation with their academic advisor. A course cannot be added less than one week before the start date of the semester/session.

Dropping a Hyflex Course

Students who have not participated in any class activities may drop courses without impacting their GPA and will receive no record of the course on their transcripts.

Withdrawing from a Hyflex Course

Students who have participated in a course may withdraw from the course by contacting the administrative assistant for Graduate Programs. Students who withdraw during the first week of class receive a grade of W on their transcripts, but there is no impact on their GPA. Students who withdraw after the start of the second week of class receive a grade of WF on their transcripts, and their GPA will be impacted. Students who do not officially withdraw from a class by the stated deadlines will receive an F for the class.

Students who are receiving financial aid must remain continuously enrolled and maintain full- or part-time enrollment status.

Withdrawal from Graduate Programs

To withdraw from the Graduate Programs, students must notify the Office of Graduate Programs. Students who do not officially withdraw from the program are given grades of FStudents receiving financial aid must contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the implications on financial responsibilities.