Registration Dates, Policies and Procedures
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to check and maintain a current and accurate course schedule at all times, by reviewing the official schedule on Arches. Students are expected to do this as they register and immediately after an official enrollment change has been made within the published deadlines and according to published college policies. All published dates and deadlines are strictly enforced. Students should plan ahead with add/drop permits to obtain all required signatures prior to the deadlines. Student unable to locate an instructor may seek out a department chair for signatures or those needing the signature of an advisor should seek assistance in the Advising Center in CORE or Academic Affairs in Founders Hall. Petitions are required and approved after deadlines under rare circumstances (fees apply.) Only Arches reflects the official enrollment with the college.
REGISTRATION: Registration dates and times are assigned based on the semester in which a student first began their studies at the college. Transfer students are assigned a window within a comparable cohort based on their credits earned at the time of transfer. Registration dates and times, along with active restrictions, are sent to all students approximately 1-2 weeks prior to their registration window. Students may also find this information posted to their registration information report in Arches .
ADDING: Saturday prior to semester start through end of Week 1 - only through Arches (through end of Day 3 for first 7 week and J-Term courses). Week 2 changes by paper petition only, with late fees assessed after Week 2.
All Adds for second 7 week courses must be by paper petition.
DROPPING: Saturday prior to semester start through end of Week 1 - only through Arches (after Week 1 changes by paper petition only); for first 7 week and J-Term courses, drop deadline is Day 3 (after Day 3 changes by paper petition only).
All Drops for second 7 week courses must be by paper petition.
Forms are available in Founders Hall.
ADDING: See the Academic Calendar for the deadlines.
The add deadline is the end of Week 2 of the semester for 14 week classes. For all other classes, the course may be added only up through the following deadlines:
Classes meeting for first 7 weeks may be added through the 3rd day of that 7 week period (not the 3rd meeting of that course) through Arches or with permission of the instructor.
Classes meeting for second 7 weeks may be added through the 3rd day of that 7 week period (not the 3rd meeting of that course) by paper petition only.
J-Term courses may be added through the 3rd day of the term (not the 3rd meeting of that course) through Arches or with permission of the instructor.
PASS/NO CREDIT: The deadline to move to or from pass/no credit status is Friday of Week 6 at 4:30 p.m. (the deadline for 7 week courses is Friday of Week 3 at 4:30 p.m.and 4:30 p.m. on Day 3 for J-Term). No changes may be made after this time. P/NC forms are available in the Registrar's Office. General Education requirements may not be taken P/NC. Please see the catalog for the complete policy regarding taking courses P/NC.
DROPPING: See the Academic Calendar for the deadlines.
Students may drop courses in Arches for the first week of the term for 14 week classes (end of Day 3 for first 7 week courses). Paper drop forms are required thereafter (second 7 week courses may only be dropped through paper petition). Deadline to avoid a "W" grade is 4:30 p.m. on Friday of week 1 for 14 week classes and 4:30 p.m. on Day 3 for 7 week courses. Deadline to avoid a "W" grade is 4:30 p.m. on Day 3 for J-Term courses.
The drop deadline to avoid a "W" grade is the first week of the semester for a 14-week class and dropping with a "W" is through week 10 for a 14-week course (70 percent of the 10-week period).
The drop deadline to avoid a "W" grade is Day 3 of a 7-week class and dropping with a "W" is through week 5 for a 7-week course (70 percent of the 7-week period).
The drop deadline to avoid a "W" grade is Day 3 of J-Term and dropping with a "W" is 4:30 p.m. on Day 7 of J-Term.
All drops for all modules must be processed by a properly completed paper petition and submitted by the published deadline. Instructors may drop you from the roster for failure to attend the first two class meetings and allow another student to add, however, it is the responsibility of the student to check and maintain a current and accurate course schedule.
If you have questions about a particular class that meets a shorter period than the 14-week schedule, please consult the above deadlines carefully or contact our office and your instructor about specific add and drop procedures for that course. A complete list of dates and deadlines appears on the Academic Calendar.