Registration and Course Schedule Information
NOTE: Summer Session registration varies in procedure and registration, please see the Summer Important Dates and Registration Information for information pertaining to Summer Session registration.
[ Adding/Dropping a Class ] [ Applied Music ] [ Audit ] [ Business Office Check-In ] [Class Cancellation] [Credit Load] [ Credit/No Credit ] [ Experiential Learning: Internships ]
[ General Education ][Grades] [ Graduation ] [Incompletes ] [ Independent Study ] [ Limits ] [ Overrides ] [ Repeating a Course ] [ Retroactive Credit ]
[ Textbooks ] [ Withdrawal from Viterbo ]
- Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. He or she has your registration date and time.
- Once your registration date and time has arrived, you can register for your courses online in VitNet. Detailed instructions are available in the VitNet Students Menu under “Student Help Documents/Links”.
- You will not be allowed to register online for any class for which you do not meet the prerequisite, for classes that overlap in time, or for classes that are closed. In any of these situations, you will need to obtain the proper signatures on an override form and bring it to the Registrar’s Office to register. (See Overrides section on this page for further information.)
- You may make changes to your schedule in VitNet any time after your initial registration time through the first week of classes. Changes after the first week of classes will need to be made in the Registrar’s Office and must be made by the deadlines published in the fall or spring important dates.
GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Schedule changes (add or drop) may be made via the VitNet online system any time after a student's initial registration time through the first week of the semester. After the first week of the semester, courses may no longer be added, and dropping a course must be done by completing a change of schedule form available in the Registrar’s Office. The form must be properly completed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 4:00 p.m. of the deadline day. When students wish to change a section or credit value for a class, they must drop and then add the class. These changes must also be completed by the end of the first week of the semester. Compressed courses may not be added after the first class meeting. Drop dates for half-term and full-semester courses are listed with the fall or spring important dates. For courses offered for time frames other than half- and full-term, see the Registrar’s Office guidelines for drop dates (pdf). Please see the Business Office for information about tuition refunds.
APPLIED MUSIC COURSES
Any student desiring college credit in applied music must obtain the consent of the instructor. Course sections and instructors are listed in VitNet.
AUDITING A COURSE
See the University Catalog for complete audit policy. An audit form (pdf) must be completed and on file in the Registrar's Office.
BUSINESS OFFICE CHECK-IN
The Business Office requires all students to make a downpayment, exclusive of financial aid and any deposits, during the first 3 days of the semester. Not doing so may result in a fine and removal from courses. In addition, all past due balances must be paid in full before the mandatory confirmation with the Business Office. Students receive information regarding this process from the Business Office before the start of the semester.
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
Viterbo University's inclement weather plan is invoked only in the most serious times, when conditions make travel to and from campus dangerously imprudent or other events cause serious safety concerns. However, in case of severe weather, conditions throughout the region vary significantly. Individuals should exercise prudence in determining the safety of a commute from their respective location. If the condition warrants, suitable arrangements between instructor and student will be made to make up for the absence. If students are not able to come to class, they should contact their instructors as soon as possible. In the event that all classes are canceled, the local media will be notified. For information about individual class cancellations, instructors should post cancellations to Moodle.
Full-time credit load is 12 or more credits for undergraduate students during a traditional fall or spring term. To provide student success in the classroom, a student may not take more than 20 credits per semester, including summer, and no more than 10 credits in a seven week session.
Full-time credit load for graduate students is 6 or more credits during a traditional fall or spring term. Half-time graduate credit load is 3 credits or more.
Students who elect to take a course as CR/NC may select this option while registering online. Students wishing to change from a graded option to CR/NC after the first week of classes must submit the respective form in the Registrar's Office during the first eleven days of the semester. A maximum of 18 semester hours taken as CR/NC are applicable toward a bachelor's degree. Refer to the University Catalog for details.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: INTERNSHIPS
Internships are available in specific departments each semester. Consent of instructor for internships must be sought prior to registration and the experience must occur during the semester of registration. To register for an internship, complete and return a change of schedule form with the instructor's signature to the Registrar's Office. Internships designated as 287 are for freshmen and sophomore students; those designated as 487 are for juniors and seniors. All internships are graded Credit or No Credit.
Please see the current University catalog, degree requirements section, for a current list of approved general education/core courses. 2012-13 Undergraduate University Catalog - Degree Requirements
Grades for the fall and spring semesters are due to the Office of the Registrar no later than noon on the Tuesday after finals week. Faculty, however, may submit grades upon course completion. To accommodate faculty submitting grades throughout the semester, grades will be posted to students' official records every Friday beginning mid-semester. Students may view posted grades in VitNet. Faculty teaching full-semester courses are also required to submit mid-term grades for students. The mid-term grades should aid the student in assessing his or her progress in the course. The grade is for use by the student, faculty, and advisor only and is not noted on the student's official record. Students may view mid-term grades in VitNet.
Students graduating at the end of the semester of registration should file an "Application for Degree" (pdf) form in the Registrar's Office, MC 204, when they register. This form indicates the intent to graduate and is used to provide information to students concerning graduation, as well as provide Viterbo University with information to order diplomas and caps and gowns. Information concerning graduation will be sent by the Commencement Committee (to the current local address on file) approximately mid-semester. The deadline for the receipt of this form is January 15th for May or summer graduates and October 15 for December graduates.
Do not register for a class to remove an incomplete grade. Once the course requirements are complete, your instructor will submit a grade to remove the incomplete.
Permission from the instructor must be obtained in advance of registration for independent study, and registration forms for this purpose are available on-line or in the Registrar's Office. Course numbers 288 (freshman & sophomore), 488 (junior & senior) and 588 (graduate) are used. Refer to the University Catalog for policy and independent study offering information.
Many courses have capacity limits. These limits will be updated in "real time" in VitNet and can be accessed for a course by doing a “Search for Sections” and referencing the “Available/Capacity” column.
Please refer to the University Catalog for a complete list of course restrictions and prerequisites. Course prerequisites can also be viewed in VitNet by clicking on a course section name and title. Course specific restrictions, such as junior standing required, can also be viewed in VitNet on the search results screen. You will not be permitted to register for courses for which you do not meet the prerequisites, for courses that overlap in time, or for courses that are closed. In any of these situations, you will need to obtain the proper signatures on an override form and bring it to the Registrar’s Office to register. These forms are available in the Registrar’s Office or on-line.
Except where program or departmental requirements prevent it, students may repeat a course. Only the last grade is used in computing the grade point average. Grades from courses taken at another institution to replace grades earned at Viterbo University will not be used in computing the grade point average.
RETROACTIVE LANGUAGE CREDIT
Additional credit for previous elementary and intermediate language courses may be awarded. Contact the department chairperson for more information. The deadline date to apply for retroactive language credit is the deadline date to register.
Please see the bookstore's Web page for more information about purchasing textbooks.
WITHDRAWAL FROM VITERBO
Please see the University Catalog for withdrawal procedures. The withdrawal process must be completed prior to final exam week. Course(s) removal from record or grade of "W" will be determined based on withdrawal deadlines outlined in the semester calendar. Removal/grades for courses other than 16 weeks in length will be prorated.