Graduate Registration

Before enrolling in any course, all applicants must have initiated the admission process.

Students must register for classes prior to each semester. Drury provides the support students need when making decisions about how to meet educational goals at each stage of their education.

Current students are encouraged to consult their program advisor before registering each semester.

Before you are entitled to attend class, you must complete all registration procedures.

Student status is determined by course load (graduate credit hour enrollment) each semester.

6 or more hours Full-time
3 hours Half-time
<3 hours Less-than-half-time

Registration for more than 12 credit hours is considered an academic overload. Students who wish to enroll for more than 12 semester hours should have a grade average of 3.0 or higher in the preceding semester and must obtain the approval of their academic advisor. The deadline to submit this approval is the same date as the last day to add classes during the semester or term. Students with a grade average below 3.0 must also obtain approval from the Graduate Council. The deadline to seek this approval is two weeks prior to the last day to add a course for the term.

See the academic calendar for specific dates to add and drop courses.

After the end of the first week of the semester, a change in your registration can only be made by filing an official drop and add form in the Office of the Registrar. If you wish to drop a class, it is important that the drop and add form be filed with the Registrar as soon as this decision is made. Failure to officially drop a class you are not attending will result in a grade of F for the course. Failure to officially add a class you are attending will result in no credit.

Responsibility for drop and add belongs solely to the student. A verbal indication of intent to drop given to either a faculty member to the Registrar’s Office is insufficient; the correct procedure must be completed online (only at times when web access to drop/add process is made available) or by submitting the correct drop/add form to the Registrar. Students cannot enroll in a semester after the first week of classes and cannot add a course after the second week of classes.

Courses are subject to the following drop policies:

  • Prior to the first day of class and until the Friday of the second week of the Fall or Spring semester, a student may drop with no transcript notation.
  • From the beginning of 3rd week through 75% of term, the student can drop courses or withdraw with grade notation “W” which is non-punitive. The ending period for “W” notation is based on a 75% percentage of term rather than actual number of days since terms (summer, blended, semester, block, May Term, Winter Term, etc.) can vary widely in actual number of days.
  • Beginning the week of the last 25% of term, the student is committed to receiving a grade. Beginning at the same time, the faculty member is committed to grading the student.
  • A student with a documented incidence of injury or illness may be granted a medical withdrawal at any time during the term and will receive the non-punitive grade of W. Medical withdrawal requires approval of the Vice President of Student Affairs.
  • At any time during or after the term, the faculty member has the right to fail the student who has been proven to have behaved in a dishonest or unethical manner relating to class performance. In that instance, a student cannot avoid a failing grade by attempting to drop the course.
  • Credit is assigned on the basis of one hour for each lecture or recitation hour a week, or its equivalent in laboratory hours, for a semester of 15 weeks. The amount of credit for each course is indicated on current course schedules. The student is responsible for checking his or her own records to make sure that he or she does not repeat a course.
  • Credit cannot be given for a course for which you are not officially registered, nor can credit be claimed more than once for the same course unless the course is designated as one that can be repeated.
  • Students are not admitted to the university for purposes of earning academic credit after the first full week of classes.