PRP 3439 - Undergraduate Student Scheduling Policy

Issued By: James K. Krause Ed.D., Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Effective Date: Fall 2017
NOTES: Approved by the Coordinating Committee on Academic Affairs, 12/8/82. Approved by RAX, 1/20/83. Approved by Representative Assembly, 2/2/83. Revised by BUCC 3/4/98. Presented to University Forum for information purposes only 3/18/98. Revised by BUCC 1/30/2002. Revised by BUCC January 29, 2003. Revised by BUCC April 27, 2016. Presented to the University Forum September 28, 2016.
The normal course load of an undergraduate student in any semester is 15 semester hours. A student in academic good standing is limited to 18 semester hours, unless he or she receives permission for an overload by his or her academic adviser. A quality point average (QPA) of 3.0 or higher is required of the student before permission can be granted for an overload. If the QPA is less than 3.0, then approval of the department chairperson is required.

A scheduled class always constitutes an academic and financial obligation. All scheduling and registration procedures shall not conflict with this obligation.

Students with priority scheduling will schedule first. Then seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen schedule according to the number of posted credits with the highest number of posted credits scheduling first During the initial scheduling period (period with assigned access times) students are limited to a maximum of five (5) courses of three (3) or more credits. Additional course(s) may be scheduled from the conclusion of the initial scheduling period through the drop/add period. This limitation does not apply to students who are eligible to graduate at the conclusion of said semester.

Incoming freshmen will be block-scheduled for their first semester of attendance. An opportunity for academic advisement and schedule changes will be available during orientation and also during the Drop/Add Period.

Department Chairpersons will provide the Office of the Registrar with a list of courses in their respective major programs that they feel such freshmen should have during the first semester in college.

Such block-scheduling of incoming freshmen for the first semester will be done by the Office of the Registrar prior to the respective orientation sessions. Changes to freshmen schedules will only be authorized for extenuating circumstances (see below).

Incoming transfer students are permitted to schedule for their first semester of attendance according to the scheduling timetable and posted transferred credits.

Students may drop courses through the 7th calendar day in a regular Fall/Spring semester. Students may add courses through the 7th calendar day in a regular Fall/Spring semester. The drop/add periods will be pro-rated for non-traditional semesters such as the Summer Session.

Changes are subject to available space in classes to which the student proposes to transfer.Schedule changes for all students advised in the Department of Academic Enrichment with fewer than 30 earned credits require the approval of Department of Academic Enrichment.