Students register, online, via AMOS (student portal) during predetermined registration dates/times.
It is 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 a term. In addition, they may schedule physical education activities, music ensembles (choir, women's chorus, orchestra, marching band, wind ensemble), music performance (private lessons), and certain other courses up to a maximum load of 4.5 course units.
With an advisor's approval, a student with sophomore, junior, or senior standing may schedule a fifth course unit in the Fall and/or Spring terms. An additional tuition charge will apply for a fifth course unit.
Under no circumstances may an undergraduate student register for more than 5 course units. Credit earned for English Tutorship, Amrhein Investment Club, LeaderShape, ROTC and Emerging Leaders are excluded from this restriction.
COURSE DROP OR WITHDRAWAL
The Add/Drop period and official withdrawal deadlines are specified on the Academic Calendar for each term. No course may be added after the add/drop period. All course withdrawals will appear on the student's official transcript and carry a designation of W or WF.
It is the student's responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office to verify the effect that any change in courseload will have on financial-aid eligibility.
FINAL EXAMINATIONS AND READING DAYS
If a student is unable to take a final examination, the instructor's permission must be secured in order for a makeup exam to be arranged. The College does not recognize airline schedules or other travel plans as a legitimate reason for rescheduling final examinations. Students must check the final exam schedule before making travel plans. The schedule is posted on AMOS prior to the start of each term. Appeals of the decision of the instructor should be directed to the appropriate dean. A student scheduled for three final exams on a single calendar day is entitled to have one exam rescheduled. Requests for any changes in the exam schedule must be submitted in writing to the appropriate academic dean (arts, humanities, and social sciences; or natural sciences and health sciences) by midterm.
The College generally provides 1 or 2 reading days prior to or during final exams each fall or spring term. The purpose of these days is for students to prepare for final exams and presentations without the distraction of other activities and work. Nonetheless, the institution does allow student-organized activities during the reading days, with the permission of the vice president for student affairs and provost. Requests to schedule such activities must be made in writing to both vice presidents, with a clear description of the intended audience, schedule of events, and facilities needs. No mandatory events are permitted during reading days. All events offered must be voluntary.