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.
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.
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:
- Access their University of Saint Joseph email account at mail.usj.edu
- Contact the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) with any problems or support issues at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or the registrar’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.231.5225.
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.
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.
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.
All students wishing to drop a Distance Learning course have until 96 hours after the course has started to drop the course without penalty.
Please refer to the academic calendars published by the registrar, posted online at www.usj.edu/student_life/resources_and_services/registrar_office/academic_calendar.html 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.
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.
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.