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Frequently Asked Questions

 

FAQ Topics:
- Enrollment & Registration
- Financial Aid

 

Enrollment & Registration

 

  1. How many units may I enroll in?
  2. What are my chances in getting into a class that I have waitlisted?
  3. Is there a limit to the total number of units I can withdraw from?
  4. Is there a limit on the number of times I can repeat a course?
  5. Can I reenroll in a course in which the professor assigned a incomplete (I), and it has not yet lapsed?
  6. Will classes in which I received W grades be considered attempts and will they be counted toward the 42-unit limit and the three-attempt limit for a class?
  7. I need to withdraw from a class because of an emergency medical situation which I cannot control. What are my options?

 

How many units may I enroll in?

You may enroll in a maximum of 20 units per quarter without Dean approval.  However, the total number of units in which you may register or waitlist during the initial registration period is limited to 13 units.

During the winter Add/Drop period (on and after December 21, 2009), you will be permitted to register in a maximum of 20 units.  The 13 unit maximum is intended to allow as many students as possible to enroll as full-time students during the initial registration period.   If you plan to enroll in more  than 13 units, you may want to register for the high demand courses during the initial registration and add courses that are easier to get during the Add/Drop Period.

 

What are my chances in getting into a class that I have waitlisted?

Your ability to enroll in a class from a waitlist depends on a number of things, including whether additional seats will become available due to the department adding more seats or sections or to students dropping the course.  The higher you are on the list, the more likely it is that you will be enrolled in the class.

Make sure that you have cleared any holds and have met the pre-requisites for the course prior to putting your name on a waitlist.  Frequently check your position on the waitlist by checking your Class Schedule in BroncoDirect.  You may also contact the department offering the course to determine the likelihood that additional seats will become available.

 

Is there a limit to the total number of units I can withdraw from?

Yes, effective Fall 2009 students are limited to 28 units of recorded course withdrawals.  Courses drops within the first five days of a quarter, course withdrawals through Open University, and course withdrawals prior to Fall 2009 do not contribute to this limit.

 

Is there a limit on the number of times I can repeat a course?

Yes, undergraduates are limited to 42 units of repeated coursework through regular enrollment or Extended University.  In addition, you may not repeat any one course more than two times for a total of three enrollments.  Repeats prior to Fall 2009 that have not yet been approved for grade forgiveness through a signed course repeat form will not be included in the repeat totals.  Repeats prior to Fall 2009 that have been approved for grade forgiveness through a signed course repeat form will be included in the repeat totals.

 

Can I reenroll in a course in which the professor assigned a incomplete (I), and it has not yet lapsed?

No, you are not permitted to reenroll in a course in which you still have an “I” on your transcript.  Instead, you and your professor should contract on course completion.

 

Will classes in which I received W grades be considered attempts and will they be counted toward the 42-unit limit and the three-attempt limit for a class?

Yes, classes in which you received a W grade are considered attempts and will count toward the 42-unit limit as well as the three-attempt limit for a class.

 

I need to withdraw from a class because of an emergency medical situation which I cannot control. What are my options?

You may petition that the units from the classes that you will have to drop due to an emergency situation be excluded from the unit limits.  To do this, you need to file an General Academic Petition Form and obtain the appropriate signatures.


Financial Aid

 

  8. What happens to my financial aid if I am unable to enroll in 12 or more units during the initial registration period?
  9. What happens to my financial aid if I am unable to enroll in 12 or more units during the initial registration period?

 

What happens to my financial aid if I am unable to enroll in 12 or more units during the initial registration period?

Some types of financial aid can be credited to your account even though you may not be enrolled in 12 or more units.  To be eligible to receive loan funds, you must be enrolled at least half-time, which means 6 units for undergraduate students and 4 units for graduate students.  Grant funds (Pell, SEOG, Cal Grant and State University Grant) will not be credited to your account unless you are enrolled in 12 or more units by the end of the initial registration period.  If you are not registered in 12 or more units by the end of the current registration period, your funds will be determined by the number of units in which you are enrolled during the add/drop period  and will be credited to your account at that time.

 

What happens to my financial aid if I am unable to enroll in 12 or more units during the initial registration period?

Some types of financial aid can be credited to your account even though you may not be enrolled in 12 or more units.  To be eligible to receive loan funds, you must be enrolled at least half-time, which means 6 units for undergraduate students and 4 units for graduate students.  Grant funds (Pell, SEOG, Cal Grant and State University Grant) will not be credited to your account unless you are enrolled in 12 or more units by the end of the initial registration period.  If you are not registered in 12 or more units at that time, your funds will be determined by the number of units in which you are enrolled during the add/drop period  and will be credited to your account at that time.


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