Students may find that a course is closed when attempting to add the course to the schedule. If there are not other suitable sections of the course, students may seek permission of the department head in which the class is housed for permission to enroll in the closed class. Students seeking this permission need to complete a Closed Class Form, available in First Place or have the department head give permission for an online closed class authorization.
Students who wish to attend undergraduate classes without earning credit or receiving grades may register as auditors. Students auditing a course are under no obligation of regular attendance, preparation, recitation, or examination, and receive no letter grades or credit. Fees for auditing courses are the same as those for courses taken for credit.
Modifying the Course Schedule
Students may alter the course schedule before the term begins and during the first two weeks of classes. Students may alter the schedule online during the first week of classes. During the second week, students must submit a course registration form with the appropriate instructor's and/or department head's signature to First Place, 101 Hooper Hall. The General Regulations section presents specific rules governing the addition and withdrawal from courses. Students who receive financial aid or scholarships should consider modifying their schedules with care as some changes may produce negative financial consequences. Therefore, students must consult a financial aid counselor before changing their schedules.
Each member of the faculty may establish an attendance policy for his or her courses and should describe the policy in the course syllabus. Faculty may choose to use attendance to determine a portion of the student's final course grade. Consequently, students should ensure that they understand and follow the instructor's attendance policy.
Although the University does not have a uniform attendance policy, students should attend all scheduled meetings of the course. Students assume sole responsibility for obtaining information presented during a missed class session. Students who miss assignments, tests, and other exercises may complete the missing work at the instructor's discretion.
Failure to attend scheduled class meetings is not evidence of the student's intent to withdraw from a course. Students wishing to withdraw from courses must withdraw online or submit a Request to Withdraw form to the First Place Office during the official drop period. Students cannot withdraw from a course either online or in the First Place Office after the official last day to withdraw for the semester or summer term. Failure to withdraw officially from any course will result in a grade of F if the student has not successfully completed the assigned work.
Students who have not registered for a course may not attend or otherwise participate in the course.