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Academic Catalog

University of Saint Joseph    
 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Registration


Undergraduate and Graduate

Academic Policies  

Academic Integrity and Student Grievance Policies  

Academic Credit Policies  

Student Record Policies and Procedures  

Current Students Transferring Credit  

 


Students are responsible for registering for the necessary courses in the proper sequence to meet the requirements of their academic program. Students prepare a course sequence in consultation with an advisor. Then students register on the dates announced in the academic calendar. Exceptions can be made only with the permission of the registrar.

No student is permitted to register until physical examination forms and applicable Measles/Mumps/Rubella/Varicella immunization are on file in the Health Services Office, and financial debts to the University have been cleared. Exceptions to this policy are by approval of the Health Services Office and the Bursar's Office.

Online Registration

Returning students may register online using their University of Saint Joseph email address and assigned PIN (personal identification number). Access to MyUSJ is through the University of Saint Joseph home page. In addition to registering for classes, students may access a variety of administrative information through this portal. More information is at www.usj.edu.

Distance Learning

Students must register for Distance Learning courses no later than three days prior to the start of the course. Students registering for Distance Learning courses must use their USJ email address to participate in the course(s). Email addresses are issued at registration or when paying a deposit to the University. Before the start of each course, students will receive a detailed email from their professors regarding course material.

Before starting the Distance Learning course, students are encouraged to:

  1. Access their University of Saint Joseph email account at mail.usj.edu
  2. Contact the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) with any problems or support issues at support@ctdlc.org or 860.832.3887

When dropping an online course students will have until 96 hours after the course has started to drop the course without financial penalty. To drop a class, the student must fill out a drop form from the registrar's office. Please contact the office at 860.231.5225. Students with questions about their online course may contact the Distance Learning site at support@ctdlc.org or the registrar's office at registrar@usj.edu or 860.231.5225.

All students wishing to drop a Distance Learning course have until 96 hours after the course has started to drop the course without penalty. Students are expected to adhere to these due dates. Failing to do so will result in a failing grade or a W (withdrawn) grade. Any student who has not participated in the course for more than three weeks, as determined by missed assignments and not logging into the Blackboard course, can be administratively withdrawn by the faculty member. Once withdrawn, the student will no longer be able to access the course and will have a W on the transcript for that course. Prior to withdrawal, the faculty member will make a good faith effort to contact the student by email. The registrar's office will attempt to contact the student by phone. Students who fail to respond to these inquiries may be withdrawn.

Hartford Consortium for Higher Education

Undergraduate and Graduate
The University of Saint Joseph is part of a consortium with other colleges in the Greater Hartford area. Under this agreement, University of Saint Joseph students may, with the permission of their advisor and the registrar, enroll in courses at Trinity College, the University of Hartford, Rensselaer at Hartford, the Hartford Seminary and St. Thomas Seminary. Courses in selected disciplines may be taken at Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut at Hartford. Courses taken by University of Saint Joseph students at these institutions are handled as follows:

  • Fall or spring semesters: Undergraduates must be registered as full-time (combination of University of Saint Joseph and consortium college courses must total at least 12 credit hours) and complete cross-registration paperwork. Tuition costs are met through consortium arrangements between colleges. Grades for completed course work are submitted to the University of Saint Joseph by consortium colleges and are reflected on the University of Saint Joseph record. Credit hours are applied as University of Saint Joseph residential credit.
  • Summer: There is no full-time eligibility requirement in the summer. Students register on-site at participating consortium colleges and pay tuition directly to that college. Upon completion of course work, students must request an official transcript be sent to the University of Saint Joseph registrar. Grades are reflected on the University of Saint Joseph record and hours are applied as University of Saint Joseph residential credit.
  • Graduate students may enroll in up to 3 courses per academic year (fall, spring and one summer term) at another consortium school.

Eligibility
Check with the home and host institution registrar's office to confirm course eligibility. Full-time students enrolled at all other consortium member institutions may enroll in selected courses at host institutions. Check course selections online or at the registrar's office of your home college/university. 

Dropping/Adding Courses

All students wishing to add or drop a course must submit an add/drop form to the registrar's office prior to the published add/drop deadline for the semester for their program's academic calendar. Students must sign and date all add/drop forms. Students are not allowed to sit in or participate in courses in which they are not enrolled. Simply attending a class does not constitute an official enrollment in a course. To officially drop a course, students must complete, sign and submit the proper form to the registrar's office. Students cannot drop a course by not attending a course or by notifying anyone in the University except for the registrar's office.

Students may add and drop courses during the designated dates set forth by the Office of the Registrar and with the approval of their advisor. When students officially drop a course prior to the published and respective drop deadline, the dropped course will be removed from their academic transcript and related tuition charges will be adjusted.

All students wishing to withdraw from a course after the drop deadline must submit a drop form to the registrar's office prior to the published deadline to withdraw for the semester for their respective academic calendar. Students must sign and date all withdrawal forms. Students are not allowed to sit in or participate in courses in which they are not enrolled. Simply attending a class does not constitute an official enrollment in a course. To officially drop a course, students must complete, sign and submit the proper form to the registrar's office. Students cannot drop a course by not attending a course or by notifying anyone in the University except for the registrar's office. All students who withdraw from a course by the published withdrawal dates set by the registrar and published in their respective academic calendar will receive a grade of W in the course from which they withdraw. Their academic transcript will be so noted.

Online Courses: All students wishing to drop a Distance Learning course have until 96 hours after the course has started to drop the course without penalty. Students are expected to adhere to these due dates. Failing to do so will result in a failing grade or a W (withdrawn) grade. Any student who has not participated in the course for more than three weeks, as determined by missed assignments and not logging into the Blackboard course, can be administratively withdrawn by the faculty member. Once withdrawn, the student will no longer be able to access the course and will have a W on the transcript for that course. Prior to withdrawal, the faculty member will make a good faith effort to contact the student by email. The registrar's office will attempt to contact the student by phone. Students who fail to respond to these inquiries may be withdrawn.

Please refer to the academic calendars published by the registrar for add/drop and withdrawal dates for each of the academic calendars associated with the Undergraduate Women's Program, Undergraduate Adult Learner's Program, Graduate and Professional Studies Program, and the Off-Campus Education Program.

 

Academic calendars
Fall 2016 Undergraduate Programs
  Program for Adult Learners
  Graduate Programs
  Off-Campus Programs in Education
Spring 2017 Undergraduate Programs
  Program for Adult Learners
  Graduate Programs
  Off-Campus Programs in Education
Summer 2017 Undergraduate Programs & Programs for Adult Learners
  Graduate Programs

Directed Study

Undergraduate and Graduate
If a student registers for a course that is canceled due to a lack of enrollment, a directed study may be initiated at the discretion of the instructor, department chair, and dean of the school.

Pass/Fail Option

Undergraduate
Sophomore, junior, and senior students may enroll for one elective course each semester on a pass/fail basis. This option is provided to encourage students to enroll for courses outside of their areas of concentration or liberal arts requirements. Students must declare their intention to enroll on a pass/fail basis within the first two weeks of the semester. A grade of P, which is equivalent to a C- or better, shall receive graduation credits but no GPA credits or grade points. If course work is evaluated at less than C-, a D or F will be issued.

A grade of F shall receive GPA credits but no graduation credits or grade points. Courses that meet requirements for a major or a minor or the General Education curriculum may not be taken pass/fail.

Cross Registration: Women's College and Program for Adult Learners

Students in the Program for Adult Learners may take one course per semester, at the 200 level or above, in the traditional undergraduate program for women. Advisor permission is required. Students in the  women's college with 54 or more credits may take courses in the Program for Adult Learners. Permission is required from the student's advisor and the associate dean of graduate and professional studies. The associate dean will ensure that space remains for adult learners in Program for Adult Learners courses. Students will be billed at the tuition rate of their "home" program.