Registration for classes is now performed online through the Portal. Please sign on during your assigned time and register for your classes.
- You will receive a registration time based on your number of credits
- After consulting with your advisor, you will be cleared for registration.
- You will receive an email from the registrar, or there will be a message in the Portal informing you of your registration window.
Preparing to Register
- Review course offerings in the Schedule of Courses and build a preliminary schedule.
- (Optional) Complete a Schedule Planner worksheet.
All students must meet with their advisor before or during registration week. The advisor then releases the advisor hold and the student may then register for his or her courses.
The first week of each semester is designated as a “schedule-adjustment period.” During this time, students may change their class schedule free of charge by presenting completed “add-drop” forms to the Glendening Hall student service desk. After the first week and before the end of the second week of classes, students may continue to add and drop courses by this method, but each course change will be charged a $25 schedule-adjustment fee.
The fact that students are permitted by the college to add courses does not guarantee their ability to do so: it is up to the discretion of each professor whether or not to allow the student to add their course once the semester has begun. The course “drops” made during the first two weeks of the semester will not be reflected on the student’s permanent record. The only courses that may be added after the second week of classes are private music lessons and theater practicum. The absolute deadline for adding private music lessons is the same as the last day to withdraw from a course, that is, the end of the 10th week of classes. Adding theater practicum is accomplished only through submission of official rosters by the faculty member.
After the second week and before the end of the 10th week of classes, students may withdraw from courses. A grade of W for any course from which a student withdraws will be placed on the student’s permanent record. If a student does not attend any of the class meetings during the first week of classes, the student may be dropped from the class at the discretion of the instructor; however, instructors typically place responsibility on the student for completing the requisite paperwork. Also, if a student has not met the minimum grade requirement for a course prerequisite, the student may be dropped from the course. The Office of the Registrar will attempt to notify students by e-mail if they are dropped by an instructor. Without this notification, students must assume they are enrolled in the course. It is the responsibility of the student to check his/her schedule in the Portal to be sure it accurately reflects the courses they are taking.