Definition of a Full-Time Student
A full-time student is one who is taking at least 12 semester hours of scheduled work during a semester. Any student taking fewer than 12 hours in a regular session is considered a part-time student.
Normal Course Load
During the fall and spring semesters, the normal course load is 15-16 semester hours. A student may register for a maximum of 19 semester hours; however, students are advised that course loads that exceed 18 semester hours will incur additional charges (for tuition). During the summer session, a student may register for a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.
An overload is any course load in the fall or spring semester in excess of 19 semester hours. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 to be considered for an overload. An overload must be approved by signature of the dean of the division in which the student has selected his major. An overload shall not result in a course load in excess of 22 semester hours. Students will not be permitted to take more than nine (9) semester hours during the summer session.
A student admitted to Morehouse College as a regular or special student may audit courses, with the consent of the instructor and the department chairperson. The auditing fee is $110 per credit hour. Such arrangements will not be officially recorded and the auditor will not receive academic credit. An auditor may not participate actively in course work and may not, therefore, request registration for credit after the normal registration period has ended.
Pre-selection and Registration
On appointed days late in each semester, all continuing students are required to pre-select courses by completing schedules listing their choices of courses for the following semester. Students who pre-select courses and who meet fee payment deadlines will have schedules confirmed electronically. All other students are permitted to confirm their schedules on appointed days at the opening of the next semester. Students will not be permitted to receive academic credit for courses for which they did not properly register.
Changes in Registration
Students may make changes in registration online during the registration period. Gaining access to classes that are full or that carry certain prerequisites may involve a manual process. Forms for making changes in registration are available from instructors and department chairpersons. With the approval of the faculty adviser, a student wishing to modify his schedule by addition, deletion or substitution of courses, may do so on the days announced by the registrar. A fee is charged to students who change course schedules previously confirmed. No change of registration is valid unless the student has fully complied with the procedures established by the registrar’s office.
Dropping a Course
A student may drop a course (the course is removed from the student’s course schedule and permanent record) on the days announced by the registrar. The College will not make any tuition adjustments for changes in registration following the end of the first four weeks after the beginning of registration.
Withdrawing from a Course
A student may withdraw from a course (the course remains on the course schedule and permanent record) without academic penalty on or before the seventh class day prior to the end of classes. (See Academic Calendar). After securing and completing all necessary course withdrawal forms, the student will receive a designation of W in the course(s). The W indicates that the student has withdrawn from a course without penalty. Withdrawal from a course after the last day of withdrawal will result in the student receiving a grade of F in the course or a final grade as determined by the instructor of record.
Repeated Courses and Forfeiture of Course Credit
By registering for and receiving a grade in a course for which credit hours have already been granted, either by work at Morehouse College or by transfer, a student forfeits any previous credits in that course. A student may not use the same course more than once in satisfying graduation requirements.
The last grade recorded will prevail, whether it is higher or lower than the original grade. While all grades will remain on the permanent record, only the last grade recorded will be used in computing the grade-point average.