What you need to know-from A to Z
Registration is governed by priority and credit hours completed. You may add (register) anytime AFTER your earliest scheduled registration time. All course adds after May 21 for summer session I, July 2 for summer session II must be approved by the department through which the course is offered.
Admission to major requirement for advance registration
Undergraduate students with 80 or more earned credits must be formally admitted to an academic major to access the online registration system during the advance registration period.
Formal admission requirements may vary according to academic program. Check with the specific academic department for admission procedures.
Advising pre-business students
To obtain their access codes, pre-business students must meet with a pre-business adviser in Centennial Hall, room 229, before they register for classes. Advisers are available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Arranged classes (not regularly scheduled) require a form signed by the instructor of the class and the chairperson of the department. Forms are available online or in the Administrative Services Building, room 118. If you wish to register for a 300- or 400- level class at the graduate level, the signature of the dean of graduate studies is required on the arranged course form. Completed forms must be returned to AS 118 for processing.
Auditing of classes
A student who wishes to attend the class sessions of a course but does not wish to receive credit for it must register as an auditor. The same registration procedure is followed and the same fees charged as for credit courses. Auditors must attend class but the taking of quizzes and examinations is optional. Auditors who fail to meet the attendance requirements may receive a mark of U (unsatisfactory) rather than a mark of AU (auditor). Courses that are audited cannot be counted toward graduation requirements. Courses audited are counted as part of the student load. The audit option must be designated at the time of registration for the course.
Change of address
You may update or change your local, permanent or diploma address online by accessing the online registration system – www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar. Click on the “e-Services Sign-In” link. Student ID and Password are required.
Co-requisites are courses that must be taken during the same semester. Some courses may require a co-requisite class section. For example, some courses require both a lecture and lab component.
An undergraduate student enrolled for 12 credits or more is considered a full-time student for academic purposes. The recommended normal load in a semster is 15-16 credits. The maximum allowable load without special approval is 18 credits. The recommended normal load during summer (the combined total for Intersession, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II) is 15 credits. The recommended maximum load in any summer term is two courses. The maximum load for the summer terms combined without special approval is 18 credits. Load includes the total credits of all courses carried, including on-campus, off-campus, on-line, and any other college courses taken concurrently with those at St. Cloud State University.
(Note: Courses offered during summer have the same content compressed into a shorter time compared to courses offered during a regular semester.)
A student who wishes to enroll for more than the established maximum must obtain approvals from his or her advisor and college dean. Applications for overload are available on the Registrar’s Web site at
A student who wishes to enroll for more than the established maximum must obtain approvals from his or her advisor and the dean of graduate studies. Applications for overload are available on the School of Graduate Studies websitea at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/graduatestudies/current/documents/GraduateOverloadPetition.pdf
Graduate students (any student registered for a 500, 600 and 800 level graduate course)
A graduate student enrolled for 8 credits or more is considered a full-time student for academic purposes. The recommended normal load in a semester is 8-12 credits. The maximum allowable load without special approval is 15 credits.
The maximum load during summer (the combined total for Intersession, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II) is 15 credits. Load includes the total credits of all courses carried, including on-campus, offcampus, on-line, and any other college courses taken concurrently with those at St. Cloud State University.
A student who wishes to enroll for more than the established maximum must obtain approvals from his or her advisor and the dean of graduate studies. Applications for overload are available in the Office of Records and Registration and on the Registrar’s Web site.
Drop for Non-Payment
Please view our policy for Drop for Non-Payment on the Billing & Payments website.
Courses dropped BEFORE May 22 for intersession and summer session I, or BEFORE July 3 for summer session II will not appear on the transcript. Withdrawal deadling date available in eServices by clicking on the title of the course.
Dropping Courses meeting other than Intersession, Summer Sessions I & II dates
Drop with no W: February 11 to first day of class
Deadline for 100 percent refund: First day of class
Withdrawal Deadline: Date available in eServices by clicking on the title of the course.
Final examination times are announced in class by the instructor.
Access to grades is available through the Online Student Registration System. Go to www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar. Click on “e-Services Sign-In.” SCSU ID and Password number are required. Grade reports are not mailed. If you need official printed verification of your grades, you will need to order an official transcript. Transcript forms are available at www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar or in the Office of Records and Registration, AS 118.
Grading methods for SCSU classes are indicated as:
SU/REQ = Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading is required
No indication = Conventional letter grades.
Either = Student has the option of electing an S/U grade or the conventional letter grade. This option must be made by the end of the second class meeting. For information on auditing a class, see Auditing a Class above.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
A student’s grade point average is a numerical ratio of the total credits attempted and the total grade points received. The method of computing GPA is to multiply the credit hours a class is worth (4-credit class, 3-credit class, 2-credit class, 1-credit class) by the GPA (honor) points for the grade received. GPA points:
For example, add the number of credits for the classes in which an A+ or A was received and multiply by 4; add the number or credits for the class in which an A- was received and multiply by 3.67; add the number of credits for the classes in which a B+ was received and multiply by 3.33, etc. When a mark of F is earned, the credit hours attempted are included in the computation of a grade point average. Courses in which the mark of S or U is given are not included in the computation of grade point average. Divide the total GPA (honor) points received by the total credit hours.
Please visit the undergraduate bulletin for information on the grading system.
Holds on Courses
If you try to register and the system indicates you have a hold on your registration, you must contact the office that placed the hold to make necessary arrangements before you can register for courses. A hold is placed on registration for students who have any outstanding responsibilities to the University. These responsibilities can include unresolved debts, failure to comply with immunization policies, failure to comply with certain admissions requirements or academic regulations or violations of conduct codes or other University rules.
All financial, academic and other holds must be cleared before attempting to register for classes. Since it may take up to three working days for holds to be removed, it is important that all financial obligations are paid as soon as they become due. A late payment will mean a delay in accessing online registration.
The Minnesota Statute (MS 135.A14) requires students attending any school in Minnesota to show proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus. An online immunization form is available at www.stcloudstate.edu/healthservices/immunization.asp. Failure to turn in an immunization record will result in a registration hold for subsequent terms.
Independent study courses are designed for students who want to supplement their on campus course work with self-paced independent study. Many students take independent study courses to: take classes while away from campus, ease scheduling problems, take a course that is full on campus, and fulfill graduation requirements.
Late Withdrawal Policy
A late withdrawal is a request to withdraw from a class after the published withdrawal deadline and is considered only for extenuating circumstances. Typically, requests must be submitted no later than one calendar year from the last day of the semester of occurrence. Late withdrawal requests require approval from the college offering a course or the Office of Academic Affairs.
Major Students Only
To enroll in courses listed as MAJOR STUDENTS ONLY, you must be officially admitted to a major in that department.
Mathematics placement test
For more information on the Mathematics placement test policy please visit: www.stcloudstate.edu/mathplacement/.
Misuse of the Registration System
It is misuse of the registration system for a student to (1) register for a class or multiple sections of a class with the intent to save the class for another student; or (2) register for multiple sections of the same class with the intent to decide at a later date which section to attend. Students who misuse the registration system will be subject to reduced registration privileges, ranging from the loss of the right to advance register to the deletion of registered courses. Multiple registrations for the same class will be deleted. The student is also subject to possible disciplinary action taken by the University. The student who adds a “saved” class will also be subject to the actions listed above. Unauthorized use of the registration system may result in criminal prosecution. A student who tampers or attempts to tamper with the registration of another student may be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.
If you register for a class(es) and do not attend or stop attending without officially dropping you will be held responsible for payment and receive your earned grade for the class(es).
Online Registration and Student Information System
The Online Registration and Student Information System is a Web based system which may be used to confirm an assigned registration time, add and drop classes, search for open classes, view a class schedule, and check for grades and holds. The system may be accessed through the SCSU Home Page (www.stcloudstate.edu) Current Students Link or at www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar. Click on “e-Services Sign-In."
Upon entering SCSU, your Password is set to your birth date in year, month, day order (yymmdd). Birth date Example: February 14, 1972 = PIN is 720214. After entering the system for the first time, you will be required to change your Password to a new 8 character password known only to you:
- Password must have a minimum of 8 characters (letters, numbers or special characters)
- Password must have 3 of the 4 types of characters (upper case, lower case, numbers, special characters)
- Do not begin or end your new Password with zero
- Your Password cannot remain your birthday.
This new Password will be used every time the system is entered thereafter. If a Password is forgotten, go to https://webproc.mnscu.edu/eservices/login.html?campusid=073 , click on “Need Login Help?” and click on “Forgot Password?”. Enter your SCSU ID#, email address and a new password. Click on “Reset Password”. If you need further assistance, contact the HELP Line for assistance (320-308-3936) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Permission required courses
Before registering for classes listed as permission required, students must ask the academic department for pre-authorization. In most departments a student should contact the department support person. After the academic department support person has processed the pre-authorization request, students must then register for the class using the online registration system.
Check the undergraduate or graduate bulletin to see if a class has a pre-requisite. Pre-requisites are not listed in this schedule.
Registration access code
If you are an undergraduate student currently enrolled in day classes and not yet officially admitted to a major, you must obtain a six-digit access code from your adviser before you attempt to register. The access code is used only once for each term and is not required for summer registration for some intended majors after February 19, 2013.
Restrictions on Courses
Some courses listed in the summer sessions class schedule have restrictions, such as prerequisites, major only, and permission required. The SCSU registration system will not allow you to register for these courses unless you are eligible. To request permission to waive the restriction, contact the department that offers the course. If approved to take the course, the department will enter permission into the registration system. After permission is entered the student must use the online registration system to add the course. An instructor may not permit registration because the student may not have the background required for the course. Also, due to pedagogical reasons, some courses are restricted to certain levels of students (such as declared majors or students with special permission). Restrictions are subject to change at the discretion of the academic department.
Technical difficulty - Problems?
If you experience difficulty in accessing the online registration system, please report the problem to the HELP line at 320.308.3936.
During the summer session the Husky Bookstore will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students can purchase and have their books shipped to them online at www.husky.bkstr.com or by clicking on the "Husky Books Express" icon on the St. Cloud State registration page. The return policy for the summer session(s) will be attached to your receipt with your purchase and is posted in the bookstore. Customers should read the return policy attached to their receipt prior to leaving the store and must keep their receipts. The Husky Bookstore is located in Centennial Hall.