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Registration

Registration Instructions

Students may not attend classes for which they have not registered. Students will not receive credit for attending and completing a course in which they are not registered. Students may be placed on the waiting list for a course that is full. Please consult the program staff for the program-specific procedure for progressing through wait lists.

Registration requests may be submitted online using WebTools. Online registration instructions:

  1. Log in to WebTools.
  2. Click on: Course Registration.
  3. View the online registration tutorial and policy.
  4. Register for classes, add/drop a course, and make any needed changes to class schedule.
  5. If problems arise with WebTools access, please contact the Helpdesk by e-mail at tchelpdesk@smumn.edu or by phone, toll-free: 612-728-5100 ext. 7800.
  6. For all other course registration problems, contact Student Central.

Priority Registration Guidelines

In cases where more students register for a course than space allows, first priority is given to students for whom the course meets a degree requirement. Among these students, priority is assigned as follows:

  1. Students with the fewest number of credits left to complete.
  2. Students with the greatest number of credits in progress (courses being taken currently but not yet completed).
  3. The date the registration request is received.

Students for whom the course is an elective are then given priority based on the guidelines above. Contact program staff for program-specific procedures.

Changes in Registration and Course Drop Period 

The course drop period is the first seven calendar days of the semester or the first seven days of a course delivered in the first or second eight week term. Courses may be dropped during this period with no financial penalty and will not appear on the student's permanent record.

Changes in registration include adding or dropping from a course. All changes in registration must be made in writing or online through WebTools.  Tuition refunds for courses dropped are subject to the course drop withdrawal policy.

 

Changes in registration may be done online through WebTools through the defined drop period.

Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy

Students must formally drop or withdraw from a course for which they have registered, but do not plan to attend or complete.

Students who drop a course online using WebTools, up through the designated drop period, will not be charged a drop fee and the course will be removed from the transcript.

Students receiving financial aid, including loans and grants, will receive the grade of W for all course drop/withdrawal that occur after financial aid has been disbursed, including prior to the start of the course and during the first 50% of the course. Withdrawals requested after 50% of the scheduled course will result in a grade of NC.

Written requests to drop or withdraw from a course must be sent to: dropclass@smumn.edu.

Written requests received prior to the beginning of a course or once a course has begun will be charged a $30.00 drop fee per request and liability for payment will be incurred.

Tuition Refund

Tuition refund for courses are calculated based on the amount of elapsed course time as measured from the start date of the course until the end date of the course.

  • Up to 20% of the amount of elapsed course time: 100%
  • 21-35% of the amount of elapsed course time: 75%
  • 36-50% of the amount of elapsed course time: 50%
  • After 51% of the amount of elapsed course time: None

Withdrawals requested after the drop period ends and up to the first 50% of the course will result in the grade of W on the student's transcript. Withdrawals requested after 50% of the scheduled course has been completed will result in a grade of NC (No Credit) on the student's transcript.

Tuition Refund Appeal for Extenuating Circumstances

Requests for a refund of all or a portion of tuition charges due to extenuating circumstances may be submitted within 90 days after the semester ends.  Requests must include a letter of explanation citing your situation and the reason why tuition should be refunded.  Include reasons you were unable to follow the usual refund/drop procedures and attach third party documentation citing the circumstances.  Documentation needs to sufficiently justify and address the extenuating situation.

Should a refund be granted, a W(for withdrawal) will remain on your academic record for each course.

Administrative Withdrawal from a Course

Failure to follow course withdrawal procedures will result in administrative withdrawal. A student will be administratively withdrawn after the third consecutive class for non attendance.  A student administratively withdrawn after missing the first three consecutive classes will result in a 50% tuition refund and the grade of X (unauthorized withdrawal), which negatively impacts the GPA, on the student's transcript.

Students enrolled in fully online programs will be administratively withdrawn after seven days of inactivity. The tuition refund is based on the last date or attendance and will result in an X grade.  A student administratively withdrawn after missing the first three consecutive classes will result in a 50% tuition refund and the grade of X (unauthorized withdrawal), which negatively impacts the GPA, on the student's transcript.