Students who register at Judson commit themselves to an academic program for one or more semesters. In order to register, students must be approved by all administrative offices. Students' tardiness in fulfilling obligations or in submitting required credentials may delay or cancel their registration.
Academic advisors will help plan schedules and curricula, and program directors are available for advising regarding optional programs. Students are responsible for understanding and fulfilling graduation requirements. The class schedule and catalog provide curriculum and course information, as well as registration schedules.
Registration policies and procedures differ by type of student. Students are classified as New, Continuing, Unclassified, or Prep. Student registration is available to view via the MyJudson system. It is the student’s responsibility to know what courses he/she is registered for. To determine the policy/procedure for each of these student types, please note the following:
- Continuing Students: Continuing students who wish to register for any upcoming school year will be allowed to do so each year from "pre-registration" (historically held in April) through 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the spring semester. Verification of attendance for students can be done via the MyJudson information system. Please contact the registrar’s office if you have questions at ext. 1150.
- New Students: New students who wish to register for any upcoming school year will be allowed to do so at summer Jump Starts and Orientation Weekends. Any new students who have registered for courses at a summer Jump Start but who need to finish any remaining administrative steps should do so at the Campus Resource Center by the close of Fall Orientation Weekend (historically the Friday, Saturday and Monday before the first day of classes). Adds/drops will be processed for new students during this time.
Any new students who elect not to attend a summer Jump Start but who need to finish any remaining administrative steps should also do so at the Campus Resource Center by the close of Fall Orientation Weekend, or for those students not beginning until the spring semester, at the Campus Resource Center by the close of the Spring Orientation Weekend (historically the Saturday and Monday before the first day of classes). New student adds/drops also will be processed during this time.
- Unclassified Students: Unclassified students may register for courses on an ongoing basis at the Registrar's Office. Unclassified students will be held to the same drop/withdrawal policies as traditional students, as defined in the Judson University catalog.
- Prep StudentsPrep students may register beginning from 10:00 a.m. through the end of the first day of the semester or post-term at the Registrar's Office. Prep students will be held to the same drop/withdrawal policies as traditional students, as defined in this catalog. Please see the tuition section of the catalog for semester fees.
Adding and Dropping Courses
To make official changes in student class schedules after the first week of classes, students must file an add/drop form for each course added or dropped. These must be approved and signed by the students' advisor and course instructors. Verbal requests are not accepted. The date a signed form is filed in the Registrar's Office is the date it is effective.
- Adding: Courses may be added until the Friday of the first week of classes, provided students are qualified to take the courses, and the classes are still open. Only for unusual circumstances will any addition to a student's schedule be permitted after Friday of the first week, upon approval of the advisor, instructor, registrar and provost.
Should a student who is not registered for a course attend, participate, and even be assigned a grade for the course, the unregistered student will not receive a grade nor receive credit for that course.
- Dropping: Courses dropped through Friday of the first week of classes are not included in the student's permanent record. Tuition will be recalculated based on the new course load. There is no refund for courses dropped after this date. If the form is received by the Registrar's Office after Friday of the first week, the student is responsible for payment of tuition and a grade is assigned as explained below.
An add/drop fee will be added to any student's account when a course is added or dropped after the first Friday of the first week of classes.
Courses dropped between Friday of the first week and the sixth week are recorded with a W (withdrawal). Courses dropped after the sixth week are assigned a grade of WP or WF as assigned by the professor. A grade of D- or above must be earned as of the withdrawal date if a WP is to be assigned. Beginning the second Friday following midterm week, any drop is automatically recorded as a WF.
- Prerequisites: Students must adhere to prerequisite requirements when registering. Instructors may require proof that prerequisites have been met and may not waive prerequisites. Students will be required to drop or withdraw from any course(s) if it is determined that they have not been met.
- Wait List: Students who are placed on a wait list for a course must check their MyJudson account to see if they have been automatically enrolled in the course. If the student is still waitlisted by the first day of class they may go to class and see if the instructor will allow the student to be added to the course. The instructor must then complete a course authorization on their MyJudson account; this will then allow the student to register themselves for the wait listed course.
Should a student register for a course but never attend or cease to attend and never officially drop the course, the registered student will be responsible for payment of tuition and a grade of AWF will be assigned. Faculty members reserve the right to drop the student with an AWF per their course attendance policy.