2016-2017 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2016) 
    Apr 12, 2021  
2016-2017 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registration Policies

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Course Registration

Student registration is governed by the university and is determined by student’s program of study.

Students in certain programs register for courses online. Course availability lists and schedules appear on the students’ myWalden university portal along with detailed registration instructions. Students must follow the instructions for their particular program.

In programs with prescribed course sequences, students are automatically registered for their courses by the Office of the Registrar during each registration period.

Registration Periods

Registration generally opens 60 calendar days prior to the start of the term.

Students may add a course to their schedule up until day 3 of the course. Students may add a course after day 3 and through day 7 only with the approval of both the course instructor and the program’s dean or executive director or their designee.

Students may drop a course from their schedule through day 7 of the course without transcript notation or financial penalty.

No section changes will be made after day 7 of the term.

Failure to Register

Students who fail to register, and have not applied for or been granted a leave of absence, risk being withdrawn from the university and may not have access to academic and administrative services. These students will not retain financial aid. To re-enter the university, they must apply for reinstatement or readmission and, if necessary, reapply for financial aid.

Withdrawing From a Course

Students who wish to withdraw from one or more courses must notify the Academic Advising Team in writing via e-mail. Phone requests, failure to participate in coursework, or notification to the course instructor does not constitute a course withdrawal request.

Note: Students who wish to drop all their courses must notify a member of the Academic Advising Team and the registrar’s office in writing of their intention.

For courses with drop notifications received no later than the 7th calendar day of the term, there will be no transcript record of the class. For courses with withdrawal notifications received no later than the deadline noted below, a W grade for the course will be noted on the transcript. Students who withdraw after these deadlines will receive the grade the course instructor determines to be appropriate given the course requirements.

Course Length Withdrawal Deadline for W Grade
2-week course 10th calendar day
3-week course 14th calendar day
4-week course 18th calendar day
5-week course 22nd calendar day
6-week course 27th calendar day
8-week course 35th calendar day
10-week course 43rd calendar day
11-week course 48th calendar day
12-week course 52nd calendar day
16-week course 69th calendar day

Ordering Course Materials

Students taking courses are often required to obtain specific textbooks and reading packets for each course. Students should consult information on their myWalden university portal to determine the textbooks, reading packets, media or other materials required for their courses.