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Registration Policy

Under the Hiram Plan, each 15-week fall and spring semester is divided into different sessions: one session comprised of 12-weeks, two sessions of 8-weeks, and one session of 3 weeks. Each session, 12-week, 8-week, and 3-week, is an integral component of the 30-week academic calendar year.

All students must register for classes during the scheduled registration period each semester. Transfer students who have been admitted to the College, have paid the non-refundable financial deposit, and met with an academic advisor may register any time on or after their priority registration date for their class.

Students are responsible for completing all course requirements. A student must be registered for a course through Web for Student or the Registrar’s Office in order to earn academic credit. After registration, any changes in schedule must be made in accordance with the College’s add/drop/swap policy.

All students are required to engage in a course block not to exceed 8 credit hours during the 2nd 8-week and/or 3-week session in each semester that they are enrolled at Hiram College.

Graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for graduation at the end of the final 12-week or 2nd 8-week session of their senior year are not required to register for course work in the 3-week session.

Only those students who are registered in a course block not to exceed 8 credit hours during the 2nd 8-week and/or 3-week session may reside in the residence halls during 3-week sessions. Requests for an exception to this policy must be made to the Office of Residential Education and Commuter Services.

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Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy:

Prior to the start of the semester classes, students may drop courses through Web for Student for the 12-week, 8-weeks, and 3-week terms. To change registration after the course begins, students must complete a Course Registration Form.

During the drop period, there is no mark on the transcript and the hours dropped do not count in the total 18 tuition hours allotted for the entire 15-week semester.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  • 12-week – First two weeks of the semester                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • 8-week – First week of the course                                                           
  • 3-week – First two weeks of the semester and through third day of the course

Students who wish to replace one 2nd 8-week or 3-week course for another should refer to the Course Swap Policy.

Student athletes need the athletic director’s signature for drops and withdraws that take the student below 12 active credit hours.

During the withdraw period, courses will receive a “W” (Withdraw) on the transcript and are counted in the 18 total tuition hours allotted for the entire 15-week semester. A grade of “W” is not calculated in grade-point average.                                                                                                                        

  • 12-week – Weeks three through nine
  • 8-week – Weeks two through seven
  • 3-week – Day four through twelve

Advisor signature is needed to withdraw. 

Students who withdraw from their 12-week course beginning week ten, from their 8-week after the seventh week, and from their 3-week course beginning on day 13, will receive an automatic “F” grade in the course. The “F” grade will appear on the student transcript and will be calculated in the grade-point average; the hours are counted in the 18 total tuition hours allotted for the entire 15-week semester.

Any course receiving a “W” is counted in total billed hours. If a student adds additional hours because of withdrawing from a course, and the added hours place the student above the tuition allotted 18 hours, additional charges will be billed during the semester in which they are taken.

Please Note: Dropping and withdrawing from courses at any point in the semester may affect tuition, financial aid, housing, and/or athletic eligibility. Students should consult with the appropriate College departments before making any course schedule changes. Students on academic probation are responsible for fulfilling the terms of probation as set forth by the Academic Review Board. If a student is unsure of the terms of probation, they should contact their advisor or the registrar before making any course schedule changes.

Course Swap Policy

Prior to the start of traditional classes, students may add and drop courses through Web for Student. After the beginning of the first day of the 15-week semester, students may swap one course for another, provided the instructor of the course the student is “swapping” into has signed the Course Registration Form.

Beginning the day following the last day of 12-week finals and continuing through the third day of the 3-week, swaps must have both the associate dean and instructor signatures. There is no fee for swapping 3-week courses prior to day 4 of the 3-week. Swapping one 3-week for another requires the Registrar’s Office to administratively drop the 3-week course initially registered for.

The faculty instructor is not expected to adjust course expectations for students who add a course after the beginning of a part of term, nor, in all cases, admit them to the course. Tuition is charged on a class cohort for 12-18 credit hours per semester. Extra hour charges will be billed for hours less than 12 or more than 18.

Any course receiving a “W” is counted in total billed hours. If a student adds additional hours because of withdrawing from a course, and the added hours place the student above the tuition allotted 18 hours, additional charges will be billed during the semester in which they are taken.

Please Note: Dropping, swapping, and withdrawing from courses at any point in the semester may affect tuition, financial aid, housing, and/or athletic eligibility. Students should consult with the appropriate College programs before making any course schedule changes. Students on academic probation are responsible for fulfilling the terms of probation as set forth by the Academic Review Board. If a student is unsure of the terms of probation, they should contact their advisor or the registrar before making any course schedule changes.

Credits

All credits are expressed in semester hours. Thirty credit hours constitute normal progress for one academic year; 120 semester hours of academic credit are required for graduation. Most courses carry three or four hours of credit. Many science, nursing, and a few other program courses meet for additional laboratory, clinical, or other special instruction.

Course numbering

Courses numbered 10000-19900 are normally first-year/freshman-level courses
Courses numbered 20000-29900 are normally first-year and sophomore-level courses
Courses numbered 30000-39900 are normally sophomore- through senior-level courses
Courses numbered 40000-49900 are normally junior- and senior-level courses.

Pass/No Credit Regulations

Courses taken to fulfill requirements for graduation within a student’s major, minor, or core curriculum requirements cannot be taken Pass/No Credit. Pass/No Credit (P/NC) credit may be earned in two ways:

  1. Some courses are only offered on a pass/no credit basis. For a course to be offered P/NC, a faculty member’s request must be approved by the faculty, and the course must be so designated on the course schedule;
  2. Students may elect, at the time of registration, to take a regularly graded course on a Pass/No Credit basis. Students must complete an add slip and a pass/no credit registration form in the Registrar’s Office. Students may change the grade mode of a course from a letter grade to P/NC, or vice-versa, only during the first two weeks of the twelve-week session or during the first three days of the three-week session. Absolutely no changes from a Pass/No Credit to a letter grade or vice-versa will be permitted after these deadlines.

If the course is taken P/NC, the faculty submits a P or NC; the grade of P is recorded if the student receives a C- or better in the course, and the student is awarded credit hours which will be counted in the hours earned towards graduation. However, there will be no effect on a student’s grade-point average. If a student receives a grade of NC for a course, no hours will be awarded.

If available, letter grades are revealed only to other colleges and universities in the event they should require them for the transfer of credit or admission, or to prospective employers, and then only at the request of the student. Students are permitted to know the letter grade for courses taken P/NC and should contact the faculty member of the course for this information. Students preparing to attend professional or graduate schools are reminded that excessive use of the P/NC option may endanger admission or the granting of graduate fellowships.

Students may elect to take only one P/NC course per semester. Study Abroad trips cannot be taken Pass/No Credit. Students, with the exception of transfer students, may take a maximum of twenty semester hours under the Pass/No Credit option. Transfer students may take a maximum of 1/6 of their Hiram course work under the P/NC option.

Auditing of Courses

Hiram College courses may be audited with the permission of the instructor and are subject to class size or space restrictions. Students must formally register for the course either on-line or with an add slip, and complete an audit registration form in the Registrar’s Office. It is important to note that audited courses do not provide credits toward graduation. An audit fee is charged per credit hour; the student is subject to all the general College policies on withdrawal and refunds.

Students may change the grade mode of a course from a letter grade to an audit, or vice-versa, only during the first two weeks of the twelve-week session or during the first three days of a three-week session. Absolutely no changes from an audit to a letter grade or vice-versa will be permitted after these deadlines. Students are expected to fulfill regular attendance expectations and perform any additional tasks stipulated by the instructor. If these conditions are satisfactorily met, the audited course will be recorded on the student’s official transcript with the mark of AU (Audit). If these conditions are not met, the student will receive a mark of ANC (Audit No Credit).

Non-Degree Hiram College Students

Non-degree seeking students at Hiram College are eligible to enroll in any of the courses offered if they have met the prerequisites and spaces are available in the class. 

Students may need approval from their home institution, if they are degree seeking at another institution and plan to transfer the course. 

 

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