Dear University Students,

We hope that you all had a good Spring Break.

Your education is very important to us, and we want you to get the best possible education for your hard-earned tuition fees. We have noticed that it can be difficult for students to learn and for faculty to teach during the first week of classes due to many students adding classes after classes have started. Thus, we are implementing a bold, new approach so that effective instruction can begin on the first day of the semester.

  1. 1. Pre-registration will become known as the real registration, called “On-Time Registration,” effective Fall 2021. Registration will be open for one month, during which “Petition for CreditOverload” can be considered (they will not be considered during Add/Drop).
  2. 2. The Add/Drop period will be the three weeks prior to the start of classes. Faculty will post their course outlines and a short video (5 minutes) for each class on a master Moodle course to which all students will have access. This will enable students to make informed decisions verifying that they are in the correct class.
  3. 3. The Financial Appeals Committee shall not look at or accept current semester registration issues referred to it later than one week before classes start. There will be no exceptions made for late fee payment and registration. Please make sure that you plan your finances well and pay in advance in order to register on time.
  4. 4. Student attendance is mandatory from the first day of class. Faculty will take attendance from Day 1 and treat the first week seriously with proper instruction.


  1. 1. May 17-June 15, 2021: On-Time Registration for Fall 2021. This is the only time that seat exceptions will be considered.
  2. 2. Sept. 13-Oct. 1, 2021: Add/Drop. Only classes with availability can be added. Seat exceptions will not be considered.
  3. 3. Sept. 28, 2021: Last meeting of the Financial Appeals Committee to consider Fall registration issues before the start of the term.
  4. 4. Oct. 4, 2021: Classes start for Fall 2021.

We hope through this change in the registration process, you will be able to plan your semester registration well and on time. If you have any queries regarding registration, please feel free to reach out to the Academic Services Office. For Academic advising please contact the Academic Advising Center.

We wish you all the best,

Douglas E. Trimble, Ph.D.
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs