- Registration for undergraduate students cannot be processed without the hard copy or electronic signature of the appropriate academic advisor.
- Registration will not be completed if there is an outstanding financial encumbrance from a prior term(s) and arrangements for payment have not already been made with the Student Finance Office.
- Students must be registered for a class that they attend.
- Enrollment in courses is not permitted after the first week of the term. In some cases, students in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Management & Business may add a course the second week of the term with the instructor's written permission.
- Requests to drop one or more courses must be made in writing. The deadline to drop a course and receive a full refund ($95 tuition deposit excluded) is the first day of the term. The deadline to drop a course without academic penalty and receive a 100% tuition refund is the end of the first week of the term. Refunds will not be issued for dropping a course after the first week of the term, unless a student completely withdraws from the university (see item 6). If the course is a workshop, the written request to drop must be received before the workshop begins.
- Requests to withdraw from the university (dropping all courses) must be made in writing. The deadline to withdraw from the university with a full refund ($95 tuition deposit excluded) is the first day of the term. A request to withdraw from the university after the first day of the term will result in a prorated refund, based on the terms outlined in the NLU Refund Policy.
- Payment or payment arrangements for tuition and fees are due to the Student Finance office by the first week of the term.
- All students may submit an electronic registration form. Upon submission of the form, advising will check courses for eligibility and process the form. Students will receive an email confirmation of registration.
- Continuing graduate students may self-register online.
- You may register for a class through your portal account at MY.NL.EDU. After logging in, select the "My Services" tab, select the NLU Self-Service link mid-page, select the "Student" link, select the "Registration" link, and then select "Add or Drop Classes". Make sure to have the CRNs available for your courses, found in the online course schedule. If you would like to view a guide with the steps to register online, click here.
- Online registration ends the Sunday before the term begins. This includes the option to add or drop courses online.
- If your online selection of courses is not accepted, it is because one or more courses are full, their times overlap, or you are attempting to register for a heavier course load than is allowed without permission. Please contact us for further information.
A student may audit a course, participating in any and all requirements of the course including examination. Auditors will not receive academic credit for the course and must indicate audit at the time of registration. Change to a credit enrollment may be made only during the first week of class. Auditors pay regular tuition.
Undergraduate Students - A student in good academic standing (not on warning or probation) who has no outstanding in-progress courses is permitted to register for up to 21 quarter hours without special approval in any terms except in certain professional sequence terms. Any student who wishes to register for more than 21 quarter hours must submit a written petition to the appropriate department/program administrator for approval. The approved petition should be directed to the University Registrar the term before the student wishes to register for the overload. A student on academic probation may not carry more than 16 quarter hours. A student completing "I" grades from previous terms may have his/her credit hours limited to allow time for successful completion of the In-progress courses. The student will be notified by the Registrar's Office, if the credit hours are to be limited.
The undergraduate unit of college credit is the quarter hour. Twelve quarter hours per term is considered full-time enrollment. Six quarter hours per term enables undergraduate students to be eligible for financial aid. Degree-seeking students are classified as follows:
- freshmen (fewer than 45 quarter hours completed)
- sophomores (at least 45 but fewer than 90 quarter hours)
- juniors (at least 90, but fewer than 135 quarter hours)
- seniors (at least 135 quarter hours)
Graduate Students - Some programs require students to register for their programs at a designated registration meeting. Those students will be notified of the locations and times prior to the registration meetings.
The graduate unit of credit is the semester hour. Starting summer 2007, for students in terms that are 15 weeks or greater, eight semester hours per term is considered full-time enrollment and four semester hours per term is considered half-time. For students in 10 or 11 week terms, six semester hours is considered full-time enrollment and three semester hours is considered half-time. Half-time enrollment enables graduate students to be eligible for financial aid.