Students register online for classes during assigned registration periods prior to the beginning of each term. Students may not attend a class unless they are officially registered for the class. The course will appear on the student's schedule in KateWay as soon as official registration is complete.
All students, with the exception of seniors and RN-BS students, are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for classes. All other students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor for assistance in planning their registration (see Academic Advising section of this catalog).
Students are limited to a maximum number of registered credits each term based on their program of study. Students wanting to exceed the registration credit maximum for a term must receive approval from their academic advisor by submitting the Request to Take Excess Credits form, available on the Office of the Registrar website . In some academic circumstances, students have reduced credit maximums.
Maximum Registered Credits
All students are limited to 12 credits in summer session. The limits for fall and spring semester are listed by program below:
- Associate: 16
- Baccalaureate day: 18
- Evening/Weekend/Online: 16
- RN-BS: 16
Students must adhere to all prerequisite and corequisite requirements, unless the requirement has been waived by the department chair or program director. Students request waivers (overrides) to requisites by submitting the Request an Override to Add a Course form, found on the Office of the Registrar websit e. Definitions:
- Prerequisite: must be taken prior to the course
- Prerequisite with concurrency: may be taken prior to OR at the same time as the accompanying course
- Corequisite: must be taken the same term as the accompanying course
- Recommended: not required, but may better prepare the student for the course
Prerequisites, corequisites and other registration restrictions are listed at the end of every course description in this catalog and appear in the online schedule.
Students are cautioned to attend the first class session of each course for which they register, as instructors are free to reassign spaces to students who are present or drop students for non-attendance.
Adding and Dropping Courses
Students may add or drop courses via KateWay until published deadlines. After the deadline, students may add (instructor permission required) or drop courses through the Registrar's Office.
The academic calendars contain the deadlines for dropping a course without notation on the transcript. Courses dropped between this date and the last day to withdraw result in a W (Withdrawal) notation on the transcript. Courses dropped after the last day to withdraw automatically receive a grade of F. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor before dropping or withdrawing from a course to discuss the impact on progression in program.
Students are financially responsible for every course for which they register; the amount of tuition refunded for a dropped/withdrawn course is established by deadlines found online in the Summary of Financial Procedures found on the Student Accounts website . Students are expected to read this publication and adhere to published deadlines.
Enrollment Limits and Minimum Class Size
The University reserves the right to limit the enrollment in any course and to cancel any course for which fewer than 12 students register.
Registration at Other Colleges and Universities - Transferring Courses to St. Catherine University
Students working toward a degree at St. Catherine University who plan to register for courses at other colleges and universities are advised to consult TES (Transfer Evaluation Software) on the Office of the Registrar website to determine how the course will be evaluated for transfer. Students who plan to register for a course not listed in TES are advised to receive prior approval from the Registrar's Office in order to transfer the course work to their St. Catherine's academic program. The Request for Transfer Course Pre-Approval form is available online on the Office of the Registrar website .
Students must submit a current official transcript to the Office of the Registrar at St. Catherine University from every college or university attended (whether or not credits were earned). Courses eligible for transfer will be added to the St. Catherine University transcript upon receipt of the official transcript.