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COURSE REGISTRATION

Students register, online, via AMOS (student portal) during predetermined registration dates/times.

It is an undergraduate students' responsibility to consult their faculty advisor and secure “registration clearance” (granted by the advisor, through AMOS). Undergraduate students normally take four (4) course units in the Fall and Spring terms. In addition, they may schedule , music ensembles, music performance (private lessons), and certain other courses up to a maximum load of 9 units per academic year, with no more than 5 units in a given fall or spring term (emphasis added to demonstrate the change). 

A currently enrolled student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Moravian is not permitted to take courses at another institution in a Fall or Spring semester except through consortial relationships or other partnerships. Appeals for an exception to this policy must be discussed with the student's advisor before being sent to the Dean of Student Success or Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Academic Support, either of whom can approve the request. Degree-seeking students must get the permission of their academic advisor for consortial enrollment or other study away from Moravian. In the case of non-consortial transfer courses, students must also receive prior approval of the course equivalency from the academic department in which it is housed in order for credit to be awarded. For further guidance, refer to policies on consortial enrollments and transfer of courses.

COURSE OVERLOAD

With an advisor's approval, a student with at least sophomore standing (6.75 local earned units) and a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of request, may schedule a course overload in the Fall or Spring term on AMOS. The requested course for overload must be open at the time of request. Students are not permitted to enroll in more than 5 units in any single term.

Students who meet the standing and grade requirements for overload will not be charged additional tuition for their first overload unit in any given academic year. Any enrollment beyond 9 units in an academic year for Fall and Spring term will be subject to additional tuition charges and fees.

Credit earned for English Tutorship, Amrhein Investment Club, LeaderShape, ROTC and Emerging Leaders are excluded from this restriction.

UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT IN GRADUATE COURSES

Qualified undergraduate students may enroll in graduate courses while pursuing their undergraduate degree.  Within the scope of the 32 units (128 credits) typically required for an undergraduate degree (33 units, or 132 credits for the B.Mus. degree), students may count up to 16 credit hours of graduate study towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.  The total number of graduate credits must meet or exceed the requirements for the graduate degree in order for the graduate degree to be awarded; no undergraduate courses may count towards a graduate degree. Graduate courses taken as part of the baccalaureate degree must be free electives, and may not be counted towards a major, minor, or general education requirements. 

In order to enroll in graduate courses, the student must 1) be accepted for early admission into the appropriate graduate program; or 2) must be given permission in writing from the appropriate program director to enroll in specific graduate courses.  Full-time, cohort-based graduate programs are not open to undergraduate students. 

Minimally, a “qualified student” is one who has an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.3 and has junior class standing or higher.  Transfer students must complete at least one term of study at Moravian College prior to enrolling in any graduate courses.  Individual programs may set more stringent or additional requirements for their definition of a “qualified student,” based on their normal admissions requirements for their graduate degree program.  Such definitions are expected to be identified in writing by the appropriate program director.

COURSE ADD/DROP OR WITHDRAWAL 

The Add/Drop period and official withdrawal deadlines are specified on the Academic Calendar for each term and Tuition Refund Policies apply.  No course may be added after the add/drop period. Dropped courses do not appear on the official transcript.  All course withdrawals will appear on the student's official transcript and carry a designation/final grade of W or WF. 

It is the student's responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office to verify the effect that any change in course load will have on financial-aid eligibility.

Note that students in a cohort program may not drop a single course, but may only withdraw from all classes in a given term, in consultation with the program director/advisor.

PHYSICAL LOCATION POLICY

Due to federal and individual state regulations, Moravian University is limited in providing online courses and programs to students in certain states and countries. Acceptance into an online program or enrollment in an online course is based on where the student is physically located while taking the course(s). Activities such as completing clinical and internship requirements in a location outside of Pennsylvania are also governed by these regulations. Therefore, should an enrolled student CHANGE PHYSICAL LOCATION, he/she must notify the Registrar’s Office and Program Director at least 3 months in advance. Dependent on the new location, Moravian may or may not be able to allow the student to continue taking online courses or approve clinical or internship placements.

COURSE MODALITIES

Moravian University offers courses in a variety of modalities, which express the degree to which the course is offered in-person (face-to-face) vs. online, as well as whether the course follows a normal 15-week semester calendar or is accelerated in some way.  The following are some of the terms and definitions used:

  • In-Person - an in-person course is delivered in face-to-face meetings on campus.  
  • In-person with Classroom Connect - an in-person course with classroom connect is delivered simultaneously in face-to-face meetings on campus and through Zoom. The majority of seats are available in the in-person section and 3-4 seats in the classroom connect.
  • Online Synchronous (may contain some asynchronous components) - an online synchronous course is delivered through an internet platform, such as Moravian's LMS, Canvas, with live video conferencing, real-time sessions on specific days and times. 
  • Online Asynchronous - an online asynchronous course is delivered through an internet platform, such as Moravian's LMS, Canvas, with no live video conferencing, real-time sessions.
  • Hybrid  - a hybrid course is delivered using both online and in-person components. 
  • Accelerated - a course which is offered in fewer weeks than a normal 15-week semester.

Changes in modality of any course can occur, based on content, andragogy/pedagogy, health and safety, or other needs as determined by the instructor, department or institution. Changes in modality can occur with less than 24 hours’ notice.  Such changes may be temporary (e.g.: for a few days or weeks) or may carry for the remainder of the term.