Enrollment


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Enrollment

For An Accurate Enrollment With Minimal Delays

  1. Applicants for admission to the College should see that all required records are in the Office of Admissions by May 1 for Fall and December 1 for Spring semester.
  2. Financial aid processing should be completed well ahead of the registration period because documents must be fully processed and approved before enrollment can be completed.
  3. Completed health forms must be on file in the Morris Brown College Health Services Office before registration will be permitted.
  4. 4. Upon arrival at the College, students should have completed all financial aid requirements and should report to the Office of Student Accounts to pay fees.
  5. The dates for freshman orientation and registration, and returning students’ registration, are specified in the College’s academic calendar. Students will be charged for registering or making changes in their registration after the published dates.
  6. Course credit is stated in semester hours. One fifty-minute recitation/lecture period per week for eighteen weeks, or the equivalent in laboratory work, constitutes a semester hour. Generally, two hours of laboratory work in science count as an hour of lecture work.
  7. An opportunity for pre-registration is provided for students.
  8. Students who have been accepted into a major should report to their major departmental offices for academic advisement. New students and General Studies majors should report to the Department of General Education for academic advisement.
  9. Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Student Affairs if assistance is needed in registering.
  10. Students who are on academic probation should report to the Department of General Education for academic advisement.
  11. Students who are seeking readmission after academic suspension or disciplinary suspension should report to the Office of Academic Affairs and bring all documents required for readmission.

Enrollment Categories

Full-time Students
Students who are enrolled with a minimum of 12 semester hours during a particular semester are regarded as full-time students.

Half-time Students
Students who are enrolled in six to eleven semester hours during a particular semester are regarded as half-time students.

Less Than Half-time Students
Students who are enrolled in one to five semester hours during a particular semester are regarded as less than half-time students.

Transfer Students
Students who have been previously enrolled in an college or university may be admitted to the College. Transfer credits accepted will not exceed 60 semester hours. Courses with grades below “C” will not be accepted.

Non-Degree Students
Students who are pursuing studies at the College but are not candidates for a degree are regarded as non-degree students.

Schedule Changes (Drop/Add)
Students in need of schedule changes must wait until the drop/add period. Students may make changes in class schedules during the official drop/add period without any permanent record of their having enrolled in the dropped course(s). Students must complete the drop/add form and secure all required signatures. Students who wish to exit a course after the official drop/add period must complete a course withdrawal form, secure all required signatures, and submit the form to the Office of the Registrar. If students drop courses that result in a course load of less than 12 credit hours, their enrollment status will change from full-time to part-time. If dropping courses results in less than 12 credit hours, students should see their financial aid advisor.

Late Registration
Registration for courses after the time period specified in the College calendar is considered as “late registration.” A fee is charged for late registration.

Course Loads

Regular/Full-time Course Load
The regular or normal course load for a full-time student is 15 to 18 credit hours. Twelve (12) hours is the minimum course load a student can take to be considered full-time. Students may register for a maximum of 18 hours without being charged for an overload.

Overload
A semester course load of more than 18 credit hours is regarded as an overload. Students must obtain permission from their academic advisor or the department chairperson to register for an overload. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 to be approved for an overload. The maximum number of credit hours a student can register for in an overload status is 24 credit hours. Additional fees will be charged for overload credit hours.

Part-time Course Load
A semester course load of less than 12 credit hours is regarded as a part-time course load.

Summer School Registration at Other Institutions
Students who wish to become transient students by attending school at an institution other than Morris Brown College must receive written permission from their academic advisor and other College officials indicated on the Transient Student Permission Form