Registration and Withdrawal
A student must be officially registered to earn credit for a course in the semester in which credit is sought. Registration is complete only when the student has officially registered and satisfied all financial obligations to the University or has made satisfactory financial arrangements with Student Accounts. New students course-register prior to the first day of classes; returning students course-register during the current semester for the following semester. All financial obligations must be met prior to the first day of classes, and until they are, registration is not complete. The deadlines for late registration are found in the academic calendars.
Registration takes place in November for the spring semester, and April for the summer and fall semesters using Fish ‘R’ Net. This process generates a tuition bill for which payment is due approximately three weeks before the semester begins.
Undergraduate Students Petitioning to Take Graduate Courses
Students matriculated in undergraduate programs at St. John Fisher University may be eligible to take graduate classes at the University. Students interested in pursuing this option should meet with the chair to discuss their interest, qualifications, and plans to pursue the graduate degree. If deemed appropriate, the student must complete the appropriate Petition to Take Graduate Classes form. If approved, the undergraduate student may take up to two graduate courses (maximum six credits).
To be eligible to enroll in a graduate course, undergraduate students must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and have completed at least 90 undergraduate credits. These courses carry graduate credit and are taken in addition to those required to earn the baccalaureate degree at St. John Fisher University. Participation does not guarantee acceptance into the graduate program after completion of the baccalaureate degree. Registration will be on a space-available basis and is determined the week before classes begin.
For students already attending full-time as undergraduates (12 credits or more) and paying the prevailing full-time tuition, the tuition charge for the graduate courses will be waived. Students attending part-time (11 credits or less) will pay the prevailing per-credit graduate tuition for the graduate course. Exception: Matriculated undergraduate nursing students may petition to take an approved GNUR graduate course for undergraduate credit. The completed course will appear on the undergraduate transcript until the graduate program is begun, at which time the course(s) will also appear on the graduate transcript. For further information on this program, contact the Wegmans School of Nursing Office.
Change of Course/Course Withdrawal (Drop/Add)
No change of course is permitted after the last date for such change as listed in the semester academic calendar. Students may withdraw from courses without record through the fourth week of the semester. See the academic calendar for specific dates. Students may withdraw from courses without penalty of “F” but with a grade of “W” through the ninth week of the semester. See the academic calendar for specific dates. Tuition and other appropriate charges will be fully assessed in keeping with the published University Refund Policy.
Note: Withdrawal or course change after the published calendar deadline is not guaranteed and will be considered by the dean and/or the Committee on Academic Standing. Tuition and other appropriate charges will be fully assessed in keeping with the published University Refund Policy.
Withdrawal of Course Offerings
The University reserves the right to withdraw, without prior notice, any course offering. University, departmental, and academic requirements are also subject to change.
Withdrawal from the University
Withdrawal from all courses in a semester should be considered only for serious reasons. A student withdrawing from the University must inform the registrar in writing of his or her intention and leave all affairs with each department concerned (Office of Residential Life, Office of Student Conduct, Library, Student Financial Services, Athletics Department, Student Accounts) in a satisfactory condition. A student must officially submit the online Withdrawal Request Form to complete the withdrawal process. Final grades will be issued in compliance with the academic calendar. Failure to officially withdraw may result in grades of “F” and “FA” being assigned. Tuition and other appropriate charges will be fully assessed in keeping with the published University Refund Policy.
Note: Students will not be able to withdraw from their last class using Fish ‘R’ Net. Dropping the last class is considered a withdrawal from the University and the online Withdrawal Request Form must be completed.
Withdrawals for military or medical reasons are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
A student who withdraws and is away from the University for more than four calendar years from the semester of last attendance will be held to the degree requirements in place at the time the student returns to St. John Fisher University.
A student on leave who does not return at the end of a leave will be withdrawn from the University as of the date the leave began. If enrollment has been discontinued for more than two semesters, but less than two years, a student must contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions to complete a modified re-admission process. If enrollment has been discontinued for more than two years a student must repeat the full admission process.