On-Campus Registration Information
Registration for students currently enrolled is usually held in October for the next spring semester and in March for the fall of the next academic year. New students will be contacted regarding their course selections. All students have until the first day of the semester to make changes in their course selections.
A student desiring to make a change in his/her schedule after the first day of the semester must obtain a Drop/Add form from the Registrar. Changes are not official until the form is completed, signed by the academic advisor and filed with the Registrar. A student desiring to add a course after a semester begins must obtain permission from the course instructor before filing a Drop/Add form with the Registrar. No course may be added after the first week of the semester without the approval of the Associate Provost.
- Any course dropped during the first week of the semester will not be entered on a student’s academic record.
- Any course dropped after the first week of the semester will be recorded on the student’s academic record as withdrew passing (W) or withdrew failing (WF).
- Any student who discontinues attending a course and completing assigned work without officially withdrawing with the Registrar’s office will receive a failing grade (E).
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY
When a student finds it necessary to withdraw from the University during or at the end of a semester, he/she must obtain an Official Withdrawal Form from the Registrar’s Office. The student must obtain the proper signatures and return the form before the withdrawal is complete.
Academic advising is provided by an assigned faculty or staff member to allow an ongoing series of consultations between students and an advisor. Therefore, every student admitted to the University is assigned to an academic advisor. Advisors are available to offer counsel to students regarding academic policies and procedures, in registering for courses each semester, in checking progress toward obtaining their degree and in matters relating to personal and spiritual growth.
While advisors and advisees share in the advising process, each student is responsible for meeting his/her educational goals and satisfying graduation requirements. Students whose career goals will require them to transfer to another four-year college or university following work at Grace should be sure to inform their academic advisor of their intentions as early as possible so that consideration can be given to transfer requirements. Students may be expected to provide a catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer.
Grace Christian University believes that regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for learning. Therefore, excessive absenteeism is viewed as a very serious matter that may result in a failing grade. However, Grace also recognizes that circumstances sometimes prevent students from attending classes. Students are expected to monitor their class attendance.
Specific details on the attendance policy are found in the Classroom Policies section of the catalog.