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a grade of C- or better, and must be from a regionally accredited school to be transferable. Misrepresentation, omission of information or failure to provide information may cause delay or be grounds for dismissal. Advance Registration: Twice a year, currently enrolled students register in advance for the next semester. Near the end of the first semester, registration is held for the second semester; near the end of the second semester, registration is held for summer sessions and the first semester of the following academic year.

stop attending classes and who do not withdraw in the prescribed manner will be charged as if they had been attending class and earn failing grades in their courses. Withdrawal from college may impact a student’s financial aid. Please refer to the information under Withdrawals and Refunds in the Financial Information pages of the catalog. The college reserves the right to involuntarily withdraw students who discontinue class attendance.

Late Registration: Last day to add a class for a regular semester course is the 10th day. Registrations cannot be accepted after the 10th academic day. Other term deadlines are proportional to the length of the term.

The college also reserves the right to involuntarily withdraw students on academic probation who are not attending classes and who obviously are not going to meet their probation status requirements.

Maximum Registration: Normally, the maximum registration per semester is 17 semester credits. Applications for exceptions to this rule may be made to the registrar and are considered on the basis of grade point average and anticipated date of graduation. A “normal load” is considered to be 16 semester credits. Academic work taken off campus is considered part of a student’s load.

Military Withdrawal: The college will make every effort to accommodate the needs of a student called to active military duty during an academic term. Students who receive orders to report for active U.S. military duty are instructed to contact the Office of Student Affairs. Students in this situation must present their Military Orders to initiate accommodations regarding coursework in progress. An approved plan regarding coursework must be established prior to a student’s departure. Generally, there are three approaches that may be taken: 1. If orders are received late in the term, a student may be able to complete coursework prior to leaving. 2. In some situations, it will be feasible for a student to receive an Incomplete in a course or courses. If it is not feasible to receive an Incomplete, a student will be allowed to drop a course or courses with a full refund of tuition and fees associated with the dropped course(s). If a student receives an Incomplete but is unable to complete the work due to a change in circumstances, the student may appeal to the Committee on Student Academic Performance and Procedures for a retroactive course drop under the same terms outlined above. 3. In many situations, it will be necessary for a student to withdraw from the college to fulfill military obligations. In this circumstance, a student will be withdrawn from all courses with a 100 percent refund of tuitions and fees and unused portion of room and meals.

Changes in Registration: It is the students’ responsibility to be sure that their course registration is complete and accurate. All students are encouraged to consult with their advisor and their instructors when making changes to their registrations. Students will complete initial registration and subsequent schedule changes online via Self-Service Banner. Full semester courses can be added through the 10th day of class and courses may be dropped through the eighth week of the semester. Shorter term classes have deadlines proportional to the length of term. See academic calendar for exact deadline dates. If a student wishes to enroll in a class that is at its capacity, or has a prerequisite or other restriction that prevents registration, the student must contact the instructor of the course. If the instructor grants permission for the student to be added to the class, the instructor will execute an “electronic override” and the student will then be able to register for the course through Banner. Registrations with overrides of any kind are a two-step process. In the rare circumstance when a first-time freshman needs to change the registration of their Inquiry Seminar and its linked course, the student must consult with their advisor and will need to complete the drop-add form available in the Office of the Registrar. Changes approved by the registrar will be processed in the Registrar’s Office. Full-semester courses dropped after the 10th academic day will be noted on the student academic transcript as “DR” (dropped course). Shorter terms have deadlines proportional to the length of the term. Students dropping ALL courses during a current term (withdrawing from college) must contact the Student Affairs Office and will have a “W” noted on the transcript for each dropped course. Students with serious and prolonged illness or other serious emergencies wishing to drop a course after the deadline may appeal in writing to the Committee on Student Academic Performance and Procedures for consideration. The committee’s decision of approval or denial will be communicated to the student via their Concordia email address. Supporting documentation from medical personnel, instructors and/or advisors is beneficial. Late drops are rarely approved for reasons other than those stated above. A student who drops a course without documented permission or stops attending a course receives a failing grade in that course. Withdrawal From College: The final date for withdrawal from college is the last day of classes during the 12th week of the semester. If it is necessary to withdraw from college during the semester, the student must file an application for withdrawal for consideration by the Office of Student Success and Retention, located in Fjelstad Hall Room B02. If endorsed, the withdrawal becomes effective on the date it is approved and is reflected on the academic record. Failure to file an application for withdrawal or filing an application late will result in additional charges being assessed as indicated elsewhere in the catalog. Students who

Academic Leave: Students in good standing may apply for an academic leave, allowing them to take leave from college without having to apply for readmission. Leaves may be granted for a period of up to one year. During an academic leave, students will not have access to institutional resources. Readmission: If you stop attending Concordia for one or more academic terms and want to return, you must contact the Office of Admissions. Before your application for readmission will be considered, you will be asked to address any pending issues related to your academic, disciplinary or financial status with the college at the time you stopped attending. In some instances, a “clearance meeting” with a college office may be required to resolve a pending issue. Once these issues are resolved, the Office of Admissions will process your application for readmission and inform you of the resulting decision. Auditing Courses: Anyone wishing to audit (attend a course without seeking credit) must be admitted, register for the course and pay the appropriate fees (see the financial information pages; Concordia employees and Concordia graduates are not assessed audit fees). The following courses may not be audited: art laboratories, science courses with a lab, clinical experiences, speech, music lessons, physical education activities, pre-May seminars, off-campus programs, nursing courses or summer school courses. Courses with space available may be audited by obtaining consent of the instructor on the audit registration form (available in the Office of the Registrar). May Seminars with space available may be audited but the total seminar fee is assessed. The audit grade of AU on an academic transcript indicates the class was attended. If the instructor reports lack of attendance for an audited course to the Office of the Registrar, the registration for the course will be voided as of that date. A maximum of 20 semester credits total may be taken on an audit basis, with a maximum of 8 semester credits per semester. Any change from audit to credit must be done by the last day to add a fullsemester course (10th day of classes). Any change from credit to audit must be done by the last day to drop a full-semester course (eighth week of classes).

Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III

Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III