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|REGISTRATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Navigation Guide provides information and instructions for enrollment at on and off-campus locations. Course offering information is available via the World Wide Web at uwf.edu/registrar.
Degree-seeking students are responsible for arranging appointments with their assigned academic advisors prior to registration. Degree-seeking students who are enrolling for their initial semester at UWF must meet with their advisor prior to registration to discuss degree plans and have the advising hold deleted. Appointments can be made through the advising centers, academic departments, or for off-campus students, through the staff of the Fort Walton Beach Campus and Eglin Center. Degree-seeking students have priority for registration and enrollment.
Proof of measles (rubella and rubeola) immunization must be on file in the Health Center before students can register for classes. Students residing in UWF residence halls must provide proof of immunization for Meningitis and Hepatitis B or submit a waiver of immunization.
The Nautilus Card is required for students registering for the Pensacola campus courses.
A registration hold will be placed on the student record for one or more of the following reasons: academic suspension, incomplete admissions documents, financial obligations (parking tickets, library fines, etc.), administrative discipline, failure to comply with the immunization requirements, academic advising, student athlete monitoring, etc. A registration hold must be lifted or deleted prior to registration.
Students are able to view their grades, schedules, hold's, and Financial Aid information on the World Wide Web via COMPASS (COMPuterized Access to Student Services) at compass.uwf.edu.
Students with a financial obligation to the University of $100 or less (and debt is not more than 120 days past due) will be permitted to register for classes and participate in the drop/add process. Students who are allowed to register with outstanding charges are responsible for the payment of all charges, along with payment or authorized deferral of their current term fee assessment, by the fee payment deadline for that semester.
Students should contact the appropriate office and arrange for removal of the registration hold to register for classes, receive official transcripts, grades, and diplomas.
Course Load/Maximum Hours Taken Per Semester
A normal enrollment for undergraduates is defined as 15 semester hours per semester. To enroll for more than 18 semester hours in a semester, a student must have the written permission of the academic advisor and the chairperson of the student's major department. For certification of enrollment, 12 semester hours is considered full-time for a fall or spring semester; nine semester hours for a summer semester. Students who withdraw are not considered enrolled in the course once the withdrawal has been processed.
Graduate students may not enroll for more than 12 semester hours in a semester without the written permission of the academic advisor and the chairperson of the graduate program. For certification of enrollment, nine semester hours is considered full-time for a fall or spring semester; six semester hours for a summer semester. Students who withdraw are not considered enrolled in the course once the withdrawal has been processed.
For full-time status, the University requires a doctoral student to register for a minimum of nine graduate semester hours for fall and spring semesters and six graduate semester hours for summer semesters. Full-time status for students in the dissertation phase of the doctoral program requires six dissertation semester hours. The maximum number of hours for which a doctoral student may register in any given semester without special permission is twelve. To register for more than twelve hours, students must complete an "Ed.D. Student Petition" form. Approval from the committee chair and the College of Professional Studies Graduate Office is required.
Many courses require prerequisites and/or corequisites. These requirements are included in the specific course descriptions. A prerequisite is a course in which credit must be earned prior to enrollment in a specific course. A corequisite is a course which must be taken concurrently with or prior to a specific course. Students must have completed the required prerequisites and register for, or have completed, corequisites prior to registration for the specific course. It is the student's responsibility to review prerequisite and corequisite information as stated in the course description.
Entering freshmen who have scored below State determined minimums on the ACT or SAT exams or the College Placement Test (CPT) are required to take preparatory courses at a community college (UWF has an agreement with Pensacola Junior College to offer these courses on the UWF campus) in the appropriate areas before they may register at UWF for courses in those areas. Students must complete preparatory courses prior to or during their first 12 semester hours. Students scoring below the following minima will be required to take preparatory courses:
The student is notified of this requirement by mail prior to orientation and
registration. Preparatory courses carry no college credit and do not count
toward the 120 semester hours required for graduation. The Office of
Admissions must be provided proof of a student's successful completion of a
preparatory course before the student can continue enrollment beyond 12
semester hours at UWF.