While the university provides enough courses and seats for each accepted student to register for, a full schedule of courses each semester pertinent to their academic objectives and in partial fulfillment of degree requirements, it cannot assure a desired time schedule, a preferred instructor, or a given course.  The university reserves the right to cancel any course for which the enrollment is deemed insufficient or for other administrative reasons. The university also reserves the right to change faculty assignments and therefore cannot guarantee students the faculty of their choice.

Early Registration is held during the latter part of the regular spring and fall semesters preceding the semester for which enrollment is sought. The exact dates of early registration will be announced by the Registrar through e-mail and the Registrar’s web page, and in campus publications. Students wishing to register must meet with their academic advisor and discuss their academic plan for the upcoming semester. Students will then register according to published guidelines.

In addition to participating in the Early Registration period, all students must confirm registration by paying the appropriate tuition and fees, according to the directions issued by the Office of Student Accounts.

In compliance with the regulations of the Board of Trustees of the State University, students who have not satisfied their financial obligations to the university will not be permitted to register.

Registration must be completed by the end of the first week of classes. A service charge of $40 is imposed for registrations taking place after the third day of classes.

Changes in student class schedules must be made via the Internet within the first two days of the fall or spring semesters, or filed in the Office of the Registrar within the period prescribed by that office.


  • Course Add/Drop/Withdrawal deadlines published in the university calendar are for full semester courses; deadlines are pro-rated for courses that meet less than a full semester.

Students may drop courses through the first week of the semester. Those courses dropped will be removed from the student’s permanent record. After the drop deadline, students may withdraw from a course.

A fee of $20 will be assessed for each course added after the established add deadline. Transactions involving a switch from one section of a course to another will be charged one $20 fee.

Following the drop deadline and ending with the withdrawal date published by the Registrar each semester, a student may withdraw from a course after consultation with their advisor and course instructor. A grade of “WC” is assigned. The withdrawal grade will be recorded on the student’s permanent record but will not be counted in the student’s quality point average.

Through the second week of the semester, an instructor of a course may petition the Registrar to have a student dropped from a course. This may be done if the student has not been attending classes, and there are other students wishing to add the course. When an instructor initiates such action, the Registrar will make an effort to contact the affected student, and, if the student wishes to remain in the course, the student will be allowed to do so, subject to approval by the instructor.

Students will not be permitted to withdraw from courses after the withdrawal deadline published by the Registrar.

Exact dates for the add, drop and withdrawal periods are given in the university calendar and are posted on the Registrar’s web pages, and apply to all full-semester courses.