Registration and Attendance
Registration and Advising
New students are required to complete a new student orientation. At orientation, information regarding textbook policies, attendance, the course management system, emergency procedures, financial aid and contact information is shared. Registration is not complete until all necessary information is submitted to the academic advisor and financial arrangements are finalized.
Each student is assigned an academic advisor who will provide a personalized schedule of courses. Courses in the major are scheduled by cohort.
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.
Students are expected to participate weekly in the online classroom. Failure to participate in the first week of a course will result in automatic withdrawal from the course.
Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from an Online Course
To add, drop or withdraw from a course, students may do so by contacting the academic advisor in the Online Programs office.
Adding an Online Course
Students may add courses to their schedule throughout the semester in consultation with their academic advisor. A course cannot be added less than one week before the start date of the course.
Dropping an Online Course
Students may only drop an online course if they have not participated in any manner on the course web site. Students who drop will receive no record of the course on their transcripts and their GPA will not be impacted.
Withdrawing from an Online Course
Students who have participated in an online course may withdraw from the course. 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 Online Programs
To withdraw from the Online Programs, students must notify the academic advisor in the Online Programs Office. Students who do not officially withdraw from the program are given grades of F. Students receiving financial aid must contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the implications on financial responsibilities. Not maintaining enrollment status (full time or part time) may impact financial aid status. (See section on Refund Policy for more information.)