Registration has started and I can’t seem to register. What might be the problem(s)?
You might have holds that prevent you from registering for classes. Please look at the note that appears on the screen. It could tell you what kind of hold you have and the phone number you need to contact in order to remove the hold. If you still have a question, please send email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Office of Advising and Career Development.
What are prerequisites?
Prerequisites are courses that must be successfully completed with a ‘C’ or better prior to registering for the next sequential course. For example, EN 102 and COM 101 are prerequisites for all upper division courses (courses numbered 300 and above).
What does “granted petition” mean?
You may see the message saying that a “granted petition is required” when you try to register for a certain course. Some courses are reserved for specific groups of students, such as incoming first year students, declared students in a certain major, or others. If it is a 100 level course, it often means it is a “learning community” class that is reserved for incoming first year students. Those classes generally won’t open up for others until mid to late August.If it is an upper division class, it might be a course reserved for majors at a certain point in their progress (such as BI-387, RE-490 or HI 494). The Instructor has to email the records office from his/her Chaminade email account granting you permission to be registered for that course.
I’m a senior, and a class I need to graduate is full. What do I do?
When registration opens for a term, seniors have a week to register first. If a course you need fills before you are able to register, here are some suggestions:
- Put yourself on the waiting list for the class.
- Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your options.
- There might be a chance to add seats in the class, so talk to your advisor to see if they can contact the instructor.
- See if the same course is available through the online program.
- If the course is not available during the day or online program, discuss the situation with your faculty advisor to see if there is a possibility to substitute another course for the requirement.
- Discuss with your faculty advisor the possibility of taking the course as Individualized Study.
When can I take a class as “individualized study”?
Individualized study is available to Juniors and Seniors (60 or more completed credits) or Graduate students who need a major requirement that is not being offered and is necessary in order for you to graduate in a timely manner.
I want to take more than 19 credits, how do I do that?
You need to fill out an Enrollment Overload Authorization form which is available through the Office of Advising and Career Development. The form will be sent for approvals before being sent to records. It’s important to note that you will be charged extra tuition for any credits over 19 for a fall or spring semester in the day program. Even if you end up dropping the course, the extra tuition will still be charged.
When is the latest I can register for a class?
The last day of regular registration for the fall or spring semester is generally the Sunday before classes begin. More precise information can be found in Academic Calendar which is included in the catalog or available on the Chaminade website. You can also add and drop courses during ADD/Drop period which is generally during the first week and a half for the fall and spring day semesters and during the first week for PACE semesters.However, for the day undergraduate summer term, you must be registered and paid in full the day before the term begins.
I am a day student and I want to register for online courses, what should I do?
For online programs fall and winter terms, day undergraduate students will be permitted to register on a space available basis on the day before the class begins. For online programs spring and summer terms, day undergraduate students can register at the same time as online students.
Students must bring their completed “Day Undergraduate Student Registration for PACE Class form” an online programs advisor located in the Office of Advising and Career Development. Immediate registration is permitted in online courses provided the undergraduate student is a graduating senior or requires classes for graduation or financial aid purposes. No enrollment of first-year and sophomore undergraduate students will be permitted in online courses, except during the summer session. Enrollment of any other undergraduate students will follow the policy cited above.
I tried to register for an online programs course and received a message saying I can’t register, why is that?
In order for you to register for an online programs course, you need to complete “the Day Undergraduate Student Registration for PACE Class form” and obtain the approval, then submit it to the online programs academic advisor in the Office of Advising and Career Development.
I am a day undergraduate student, can I withdraw from a day class in order to add an online programs course and still stay under the “overload”?
The overload means that you register for more than 19 credit hours per semester in the fall or spring. The credit load for the day semester is based on the number of credits you are registered for at the end of day Add/Drop period. Withdrawing from a day class after the Add/Drop period of the day term but prior to the beginning of the online programs term will not prevent overload status.
For example, if you registered for 18 credit hours at the end of day Add/Drop period in the fall semester, and withdrew from one course (3 credit hours) after the day Add/Drop period. Then, you register one course (3 credit hours) for the Fall online programs in September. That creates overload as the credit load is counted as 21 credit hours including 18 credit hours of day undergraduate courses and 3 credit hours of an online programs course.
I want to withdraw from a class, what do I do?
In order to withdraw from a class, you must email email@example.com or visit the Records Office in-person. Your email must come from your Chaminade Student email account. However, there are many implications when withdrawing from a class. Before you make your decision, learn more about withdrawing from a course.
12. It is after add/drop, can I withdraw from a course online/through the portal?
No. Once add/drop is over, you cannot “drop” or “withdraw” from a class through the portal. You must withdraw by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the Records Office in-person. You need to include your ID number, your name and the specific class that you want to withdraw from.
The semester started weeks ago and I see a class on my schedule that I don’t think I registered for, what do I do?
Please email your academic advisor or visit the Office of Advising and Career Development. We need to know specifically what course and why you think you have not registered.
The semester started weeks ago and I don’t see a class on my schedule that I am attending, what do I do?
You must visit academic advising to discuss this situation. If the room is full and the course can’t fit any more students, we might not be able to get you registered. Academic advisors will seek approval from the instructor, the dean of the division, the Provost and the registrar to get you into the class. However, if there is an existing waiting list for the course, or if you have other registration issues such as holds or a need for prerequisites, there is no guarantee that we can get you into the class.
I got a “D” in a class, do I have to repeat it?
The information below will help you decide if you need to repeat a course that you did not do well in. Remember that this is just a GUIDE and you should speak to an advisor if you have any questions or concerns.
You must repeat a course if any of the following apply:
- You receive an “F” in a course that is the only option to satisfy a general education, pre-major, or major requirement. Examples include: EN 101, EN 102, COM 101, etc.
- You do not receive at least a “C” in a course that is a prerequisite for a later required course. Examples include: EN 101, EN 102, COM 101, CH 203 and lab for Biology or Forensic Science majors, etc.
You may want to repeat a course if:
- The course is not a prerequisite course, but provides a strong foundation for your future.
You do not have to repeat a course if:
- The course is elective credit and is not a pre-requisite for any other required courses.
When should I complete a graduation clearance with my faculty advisor?
A graduation clearance should be completed two semesters prior to your intended graduation.
What is the difference between graduation clearance and graduation petition?
Graduation clearance is an agreement between you, your faculty advisor, and the Records Office showing the courses needed to complete your degree. A graduation clearance should be completed two semesters prior to your graduation.
Graduation petition is the document that lets the school know your plans regarding attendance at commencement, and where to send your diploma and final payment of fees. Petition is completed during the semester in which you intend to graduate. The deadline is noted in Academic Calendar. Academic Calendar can be found in the catalog and the Chaminade website.