2004 - 2005 Calendar

University Regulations

4 Registration

4.1 General Information
4.2 Student Responsibility
4.3 Registration Priority
4.4 Adding Courses
4.5 Course Weight/Course Load
4.6 Dropping Courses
4.7 Withdrawing from the University
4.8 Auditing of Courses


4.1 General Information

4.1.1 The University provides two methods for registration: the Student Web at www.mun.ca/regoff/ or the Telephone Registration System (TRS) at (709)733-9949.

4.1.2 No student may register after the end of the registration period. In the case of accelerated courses and courses offered outside the normal time frame of a semester or session the registration period will be prorated with respect to all associated deadlines.

4.1.3 The University reserves the right to require a student to withdraw without academic prejudice from a course, courses, or program in which the student is improperly registered.

4.2 Student Responsibility

4.2.1 Students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advice before registering.

4.2.2 The responsibility for taking all steps necessary for registering and ensuring that a student's registration is appropriate, correct, and proper rests solely with the student. The University will make every effort, through its various academic counseling and advising services, to ensure that students are informed of the suitability and accuracy of their registrations.

4.2.3 Students must register for courses at or after the assigned registration time and before the end of the registration period as defined in the University Diary.

4.3 Registration Priority

4.3.1 The University uses a registration priority system that assigns the date and time that students register. Priority for registration is determined by a combination of three factors: closeness to graduation (i.e., number of credit hours completed); a student's academic achievement (i.e., GPA), and a student's program of study (i.e., degree, major, minor).

4.3.2 Academic units may reserve spaces in course sections for students in a particular degree, major, minor, or the like.

4.3.3 For further information on registration priority consult Undergraduate Registration Procedures.

4.4 Adding Courses

4.4.1 General Information

4.5 Course Weight/Course Load

Course load is the sum of course weights. In a session the course load is double. For the purposes of determining course load, each course is weighted with the credit hour value associated with that course, unless otherwise specified as follows:

4.5.1 Semester Course Load: The normal course load in a semester shall be 15 credit hours, except where academic regulations require more than that number. No student shall register for more than 15 credit hours or more credit hours than required by degree regulations in a semester except with the written permission of the dean, director, principal, or executive director of the student's faculty, school, college or institute.

4.5.2 Session Course Load: The normal course load in a session shall be 6 credit hours. No student shall register for more than 6 credit hours in a session except with the written permission of the dean, director, principal, or executive director of the student's faculty, school, college or institute.

4.6 Dropping Courses

4.6.1 General Information

4.6.2 Dropping Courses Without Academic Prejudice

4.6.3 Dropping Courses With Academic Prejudice

Students dropping courses except under the provisions outlined under Dropping Courses Without Academic Prejudice will have the letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0% entered on his or her record for each course dropped.

4.6.4 Work Terms

Students registered for a co-operative education work term should refer to the appropriate academic-unit section of this calendar with respect to regulations regarding work terms.

4.6.5 Tuition Fee Implications

4.7 Withdrawing from the University

4.7.1 General Information

4.7.2 Withdrawing from the University Without Academic Prejudice

4.7.3 Withdrawing from the University With Academic Prejudice

Any student dropping courses except under the provisions outlined under Withdrawing from the University Without Academic Prejudice will have the letter grade DRF and a numeric grade of 0% entered on his or her record for each course withdrawal.

4.7.4 Work Terms

Students registered for a co-operative education work term should refer to the appropriate academic-unit section of this calendar with respect to regulations governing withdrawing from work terms.

4.8 Auditing of Courses

4.8.1 Individuals auditing courses must have met the University's admission or readmission requirements as stated in ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE).

4.8.2 In order to audit any course, an individual must receive permission from the instructor in that course and the head of the academic unit in which the course is offered. Permission cannot be given until the number of registrations is known. Factors to be considered shall include class size, impact on students registered for credit, and other matters judged relevant by the academic unit.

4.8.3 Individuals auditing courses shall limit their participation to that deemed appropriate by the instructor.

4.8.4 Auditors are not permitted to write formal examinations or have their work formally assessed.

4.8.5 Audited courses will not be considered as meeting prerequisites, admission, or course requirements for any undergraduate programs, nor will audited courses be listed on the individual's transcript of University studies.


Last modified on April 30, 2004 by R. Bruce

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