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Adding classes

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 20 (for Summer Session I) and July 1 (for Summer Session II) must be approved by the relevant department.

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

Contact the academic department for information about arranged courses.

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 using the online registration system at www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar. Click on the “e-Services Sign-In” link. Star ID and Password are required.

Co-requisites

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.

Credit load

Undergraduate students
An undergraduate student enrolled for 12 credits or more is considered a full-time student for academic purposes. The recommended normal load in a semester is 15-16 credits. The maximum allowable load without special approval is 18 credits.

(Note: Courses offered during summer have the same content compressed into a shorter time compared to courses offered during a regular semester.)

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, off campus, 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 college dean. Applications for overload for undergraduate students and graduate students 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 and Payments website.

Dropping classes

Courses dropped BEFORE May 21 for intersession and summer session I, or BEFORE July 2 for summer session II will not appear on the transcript. 

Courses dropped May 21 to June 4 for intersession, May 22 to June 19 for summer session I or July 3 to July 31 for summer session II will appear on the transcript as a withdrawal. See View/Modify course schedule in e-Services for deadlines to drop a course.

Dropping Courses meeting other than Intersession, Summer Session I & II dates
Drop with no W: February 10 to first day of class

Final examination

Final examination times are announced in class by the instructor.

Grades

Access to grades is available through the Online Student Registration System. Go to www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar. Click on “e-Services Sign-In.” LoginID and password are required. Grade reports are not mailed. If you need official printed verification of your grades, you will need to order an official transcript. Information about ordering an official transcript can be found on the Records and Registration website.

Grading options

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:

A+ 
= 4.00
= 4.00
A- 
= 3.67
B+ 
= 3.33
= 3.00
B- 
= 2.67
C+ 
= 2.33
= 2.00
C- 
= 1.37
D+ 
= 1.33
= 1.00
D- 
= 0.67
 
= 0
 
 
FN 
= 0
 
   
FW
=0    


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.

Grading system

Visit the University Policies website 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.

Immunization requirement

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

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.

Non-attendance

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 via the Current Students link at www.stcloudstate.edu or at www.stcloudstate.edu/registrar. Click on “e-Services Sign-In."

Password

Tech ID password:

  1. Upon entering St. Cloud State, your password is set to your birth date in year, month, day order (YYMMDD). Birth date Example: Feb. 14, 1972 =Your password is 720214
  2. After entering the system for the first time, you will be required to change your password to a new 8-20 character password known only to you.
    1. Password must have a minimum of 8 characters (letters, numbers or special characters)
    2. Password must have 3 of the 4 types of characters (upper case, lower case, numbers, special characters)
    3. Do not begin or end your new password with zero
    4. Your password cannot remain your birthday.
  3. If a password is forgotten and you have an active HuskyNet email account, you can have a new password sent to your HuskyNet email account. Click on “Forgot Password?” Enter your SCSU ID#, your HuskyNet email address.
  4. If a password is forgotten and you do not have an active HuskyNet email account, please contact the Office of Records and Registration for assistance (320-308-2111) or email registrar@stcloudstate.edu.

Star ID password:

Visit https://starid.mnscu.edu/ and click on StarId Self Service for password assistance

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.

Pre-requisites

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.

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 issues?

If you experience difficulty accessing the Online Registration System, please report the problem to the HELP Line at 320.308.2111.

Textbooks

During the summer session the Husky Bookstore will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 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.

Telephone: 320.308.1489.
E-mail: bookstore@stcloudstate.edu
Web: www.husky.bkstr.com

Withdrawals

For complete information on withdrawals please visit the Billing and Payments website.