III. Registration

A. Registration

Registration occurs prior to the start of the semester.

B. Registration Changes

Courses may be added or sections of the same course may be changed through the first seven calendar days of the semester.* Students adding a course after classes begin are responsible for all missed work but may not be penalized for absences which occur before they are registered for the course.

C. Audit

Audit status may be declared at the time of registration. Audit students must meet all course prerequisites and co-requisites, if applicable, or receive permission of instructor. Auditing a course means that the student enrolls and attends the class, but does not receive a grade or earn credit. Students who choose to audit will not be allowed to take the final exam. Mid-term and other coursework evaluation will be at the discretion of the instructor. The "AU" designation will be awarded in the case of satisfactory attendance, as determined by the instructor. A change from audit to credit status may not be made. Students may audit a course only one time.

D. Change to Audit Status

Students may elect to declare audit status instead of withdrawing. To declare audit status, the student must obtain the instructor's written approval. The final day to declare audit status is five weeks prior to the last day of classes. Once approved for change to audit status, the requirements of rule III.C above apply.

E. Student Drops & Withdrawals

Students who wish to withdraw from a course must officially do so through the Registration system. Students must drop courses prior to the start of the semester to receive a full refund. The last day to drop and remove a class from the official transcript is the end of the third week of the semester.* After the third week of the semester*, drops are considered withdrawals and are recorded with a ‘W’ on the transcript. The last day to withdraw from a course is three weeks prior to the last day of classes.*

Students wishing to drop or withdraw from a course are responsible for doing so; it is not the responsibility of their instructor or advisor.

Petitions to waive this academic rule are only considered when extenuating circumstances have made it impossible for the student to be able to withdraw by the deadline. Extenuating circumstances must be documented and provided with the petition.

*The College shall post these dates for each term, and deadlines for courses other than 15 weeks in length shall be adjusted proportionally.

F. Non-Attendance

1. For students that never attended by the College’s defined census date*, faculty are required to assign an ‘NA’ (“Never Attended”). This shall remove the student from the course.

2. For students that then cease to attend and who, in the professional judgment of the faculty member, are no longer de facto students in the course at the midpoint of the term*, faculty shall assign an ‘X’. This shall remove the student from the course.

3. Student appeals for reinstatement to a course after an ‘NA’ or ‘X’ has been assigned shall be adjudicated by the College’s Chief Academic Officer.

*The College shall post these dates for each term, and deadlines for courses other than 15 weeks in length shall be adjusted proportionally.

G. Notes on Drops, ‘W,’ ‘NA,’ and ‘X’

1. ‘W’ and ‘X’ do not carry quality points and will not be computed into the student’s grade point average. However, they will appear on the student’s transcript.

2. Drops, ‘W,’ ‘NA,’ and ‘X’ do not count as credit toward overall load (i.e., full-time) and may therefore affect a student’s full-time status and associated benefits, which may include, but are not limited to, current and future financial aid, veteran’s eligibility, student housing, health insurance eligibility, visa status, etc.

3. ‘W,’ ‘NA,’ and ‘X’ do not relieve students of their financial responsibility for tuition and fees.