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General Description
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
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Registration Policy

Document Number: ACAD--155 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/12/2011

General Description

Information about registration policy relative to Academic Affairs policy.


Delineation of policy.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: Academic Affairs
Enrollment Services
Student Financial Services
VP for Academic Affairs
VP of Business and Finance

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions

Registration Policy

1. All students must officially register for classes using the official University registration process. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with all registration and drop/add regulations as stated in the semester’s Cumberland University Register.

2. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of Enrollment Management, and/or Registrar will announce the official registration periods for all classes. All students, both returning and new, are expected to complete all registration requirements before the beginning of the semester.

3. Students who fail to complete the announced registration process must report for late registration. Contact the Office of the Registrar for late registration material. Additional fees may be incurred for late registration.

4. No student will be officially enrolled in any class until he/she has complied with all rules and regulations of Cumberland University as stated in the Cumberland University Register.




Registration periods are held for each semester. Complete instructions for the registration process are published in the Cumberland University Register, a document prepared by the Office of the Registrar. Every student is responsible for knowing and following the guidelines in the Cumberland University Register publication.


Reduced Registration

For a variety of reasons, many students cannot or should not be enrolled for 12 or more academic credit hours during any one term. Less than full-time enrollment/registration may be elected by the student or required by the University. This process may require additional semesters at the institution to complete all graduation requirements. Students are encouraged to discuss reduced credit hour enrollment with their academic advisor and with the Office of Financial Assistance before officially reducing their course load below full-time.


Add Policy

All class additions must be executed within the dates and deadlines listed in the semester’s Cumberland University Register. Drop/Add Forms received in the Office of the Registrar after the official add period must be appealed to the Office of the Registrar explaining why admission should be granted. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will limit consideration of adds to emergency or extenuating circumstances.


Drop Policy

The official drop dates, deadlines, and related grades are listed in the semester’s Cumberland University Register. All drop forms received after the official drop period in the Office of the Registrar must be appealed in writing to the Vice President for Academic Affairs explaining why deletion from a class should be approved. Consideration will only be given in extreme situations. Academic performance is not sufficient cause.


Drop Process

1. Contact the Office of the Registrar for a Drop/Add Form. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with the drop process.

2. The Drop/Add Form must be completed before a student will be officially withdrawn from a course. Failure to complete the drop process could result in a grade of “F” being assigned to the student in the course.

3. All classes require the signature of the student’s advisor or the Dean.

4. Athletes must obtain the Assistant Athletic Director’s signature.

5. Return the completed drop/add form to the Office of the Registrar on or before the end of the official drop period.

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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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