Registration is the process by which the Office of the University Registrar certifies the enrollment of students in courses of study and verifies their right to use the services available at the University. Registration information is available on the Web site at ecampus.adelphi.edu/registrar/registration.php. The Directory of Classes is available at the Office of the University Registrar or online at ecampus.adelphi.edu.
Freshmen register separately for their first semester at the University. In subsequent terms they register with all other students. Freshmen and transfers are mailed all pertinent information for their respective orientations and registrations.
There are several ways to register at Adelphi:
- Priority registration begins in late fall and spring and is a weeklong. It is an opportunity for students to select the courses in which they wish to enroll the following semester.
- A rolling registration period begins after Priority Registration ends. This period extends to the first day of classes, at which point Late Registration is established.
For specific semester dates and deadlines, please refer to the University’s academic calendar at ecampus.adelphi.edu/registrar/calendar.php.
Definition of a Student
Official designation of the status of “student” at Adelphi University is reserved for those individuals who have applied to the University for acceptance to a particular program or school and have been granted admission (in writing) and in accordance with the University policies that govern such decisions. University recognition of an individual as a student does not, however, imply or assign matriculation in the particular school or program of choice. Candidates who desire matriculation into a degree or certificate program are advised to investigate all the requirements necessary for official acceptance into their program of interest, since it is possible to carry the designation of “student” at Adelphi University and yet not have completed all necessary requirements for program acceptance or matriculation.
The University requires that all students submit proof of compliance with New York State immunization requirements (See “Admission Credentials.”)
Only students who have been cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services and who are officially registered for a course as of the end of the late registration period shall be eligible to receive a grade for that course.
Changes in the Registration
After the registration periods end, students may make four kinds of changes to their registration: adding courses, dropping courses, changing the grading option, and withdrawing from courses. These changes to a registration (except for withdrawals) can be processed online via the CLASS system. Deadlines to make these changes are clearly set forth in the academic calendar and can be reviewed at ecampus.adelphi.edu/registrar/actions.php.
Students who wish to add a course to their program after they have processed their initial registration can add the course using the CLASS system until the deadlines stated on the academic calendar. Students are advised that there is a fee for adding courses and that there may be additional tuition charges.
Students who wish to drop a course from their program after they have processed their initial registration can drop the course using the CLASSsystem until the deadlines stated on the academic calendar.
Students are advised that there is a fee for dropping courses. Dropped courses will not appear on the transcript. Students should be aware that their status as a full-time student will be affected by dropping courses if their resulting credit load is less than 12 credits. It may also affect their financial aid.
Unfinished Course Work
The designation “I” (Incomplete) will be issued when the student has not completed the course requirements by the end of the semester and has obtained permission from the instructor to take additional time to complete the course work. The incomplete designation “I” may be used by instructors only if a student has been excused from the completion of course requirements because of illness or other exceptional, compelling circumstances. Students may have no more than twelve (12) months after the end of the semester in which the grade was given to resolve Incompletes. Unresolved Incompletes convert to “F”s after this time. This then becomes the final grade.
Withdrawing from Courses
Withdrawals from courses are possible after the deadline to drop courses but no later than the ninth week of the semester, the third week of a summer term, or the second week of a one-month term. Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete an Action Request Form, obtain appropriate signatures of academic approval and process the form in the Office of the University Registrar by the deadlines stated in the academic calendar. Withdrawals from courses appear on the transcript as a W. Non-attendance in a course does not constitute an official drop or withdrawal from a course. The student’s failure to drop or withdraw properly from a course does not preclude the instructor from submitting a grade for the student on the basis of the work previously submitted. Changes of the program must meet with the approval of the adviser, chair, and dean of the pertinent degree program.
Removal from Courses
The individual faculty member has primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment. If a student engages in any behavior that results in disruption of a class, he or she may be directed by the faculty member to leave the class for the remainder of the class period.
An instructor may make a request to the Associate Provost in the Office of Academic Services and Retention to withdraw a student from a course if the student’s behavior continues to disrupt the course. The Associate Provost will seek to resolve the issue by attempting to find a resolution that is agreeable to both the student and the professor. However, the Associate Provost will inform the Student Judicial Officer in all cases of inappropriate behavior, even if a resolution is implemented, and the Student Judicial Officer may need to take additional action. If the Associate Provost is unsuccessful at finding a resolution, the Associate Provost will then refer the matter to the Student Judicial Officer who will proceed in accord with the Code of Conduct. The Student Judicial Officer will make every attempt to resolve the matter quickly, and whenever possible within seven business days. The student will not be allowed to return to the class until the matter is resolved by the Student Judicial Officer. The Student Judicial Officer will work with the Associate Provost in the Office of Academic Services and Retention to arrive at an outcome that preserves the integrity of the classroom, the authority of the professor and the rights of the student.
Individual schools and departments may have behavioral codes and expectations of professional standards that apply to classroom, clinical, field or other settings. Students in these schools or departments are accountable for those standards as well as the Code of Conduct.