At the time of registration, usually late in the preceding semester, students should consult with the department/program in planning their course of study. Students must attain the approval of their advisor or department chairperson/program director prior to registering and the appropriate dean if any of the following applies:

  • They are a new student and need permission to register.
  • They have not taken a class in the past 12 months.
  • They need permission to register for an overload.
  • They have an academic hold on their account.

After securing approval, the student may register for his/her courses. Individual departments may require that all of their graduate students attain the approval of their adviser or department chairperson/program director prior to registering. All non-matriculated and post-baccalaureate students must obtain approval for registration. Students are encouraged to register early (before finals in the preceding semester) since courses may become full or may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Adding courses, changing from audit to credit or credit to audit is permitted only up to the published deadline in the academic calendar and only with the written approval of the appropriate dean.