Course Schedule Policies

Registration Dates: Fall 2017 (August 28-Dec 15)

Student Classification Previous Hours Earned Registration Dates Registration Times
Graduate Any Amount Wednesday, March 22 and following 7 a.m. online* or
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri in the Registrar’s Office
Teaching Licensure Any Amount Wednesday, March 22 and following 7 a.m. online* or
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri in the Registrar’s Office
Seniors 90 + hours earned Wednesday, March 22 and following 7 a.m. online* or
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri in the Registrar’s Office
Juniors 60 – 89 hours earned Friday, March 24 and following 7 a.m. online* or
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri in the Registrar’s Office
Sophomores 30-59 hours earned Monday, March 27 and following 7 a.m. online* or
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri in the Registrar’s Office
Freshmen and Non-Degree Students 0-29 hours earned Wednesday, March 29 and following 7 a.m. online* or
7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri in the Registrar’s Office

*Online registration can be used beginning at 7 a.m. on the first registration day. Online registration is available 24 hours a day, but it closes at 5 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of the semester for 16-week courses.

Registration

If you are currently enrolled at USF, you may register each semester on the dates specified in the Course Schedule online using My Cougar Connection or in person in the Registrar’s Office.

Online Registration

A student must have a network login (username and password) to use online registration. Please use the following steps:

  1. Review the Course Schedule located in My Cougar Connection. Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Registrar’s Office, library and academic department offices. The schedule is subject to change and changes are updated daily on online schedule.
  2. Select the desired courses and make sure they are a program requirement or elective in your major.
  3. Make an appointment with your adviser. If you do not know who your adviser is, contact the Registrar’s Office or your academic department. Your adviser’s name should also be listed on the Students tab in My Cougar Connection. Your adviser will:
    • Help you determine the courses for which you need to register.
    • Complete and sign a paper registration form with you.
    • Grant registration clearance.
  4. The first day you can register is listed in the chart above. The number of credit hours earned in previous semesters determines the day you can first register. You can register at 7 a.m. on the first day and 24 hours a day after that until the day before the semester starts. Online registration closes the Friday of the first week of the semester at 5 p.m.
  5. You can begin the online registration process by visiting the Course Search in My Cougar Connection.
  6. If you want to register online but need assistance, visit the Vann Library Help Desk in JPII during normal business hours or contact Brittany Krieg at 260.399.8061 or bkrieg@sf.edu Also, feel free to come see us in room JPII 207.

New Graduate Students

If you are registering at USF for the first time, contact the program director in the academic department of your major before registering for courses.

In-Person Registration

To register in person, you must have your completed registration form signed by your adviser.

  1. Review the Course Schedule located in My Cougar Connection. Hard copies of the schedule are available in the Registrar’s Office, library and academic department offices. The schedule is subject to change and changes are updated daily at the online schedule on My Cougar Connection.
  2. Select the desired courses and make sure they are a program requirement or elective in your major.
  3. Make an appointment with your adviser. If you do not know who your adviser is, contact the Registrar’s Office or your academic department. Your adviser will:
    • Help you determine the courses for which you need to register.
    • Fill out and sign a paper registration form with you.
    • Grant registration clearance.
  4. The first day you can register is listed in the chart above. The number of credit hours earned in previous semesters determines the day you can first register. You can register in person at the Registrar’s Office during normal business hours. Special permission is required to register after the start of the semester.

Calendar

Check the course listings to determine the exact start times and dates for each course. Some courses have start and end dates that are different than the campus calendar. Some web-based courses have occasional classroom meetings or tests. The drop/add period deadline varies by course format type.

Fall Semester 2017 Dates
Weekday Classes Begin Monday, August 28
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 4
Drop/Add Deadline for 16 week courses Friday, September 1 at 5pm
Employee Development Day (no classes) Thursday, October 19
Semester Break (no classes) Thursday, October 19 & Friday, October 20
Mid-Semester Friday, October 20
Thanksgiving Vacation Wednesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 26
Final Exams Monday, December 11 – Friday, December 15

During the fall term, courses are scheduled within the following sub-terms:

Sub-Term Start Date End Date Drop/Add Deadline
FULL 16-WEEK 08/28/2017 12/15/2017 09/01/2017
1st 5 WEEKS 08/28/2017 09/29/2017 08/29/2017
2nd 5 WEEKS 10/02/2017 11/03/2017 10/03/2017
3rd 5 WEEKS 11/06/2017 12/08/2017 11/07/2017
1st 8 WEEKS 08/28/2017 10/20/2017 08/29/2017
2nd 8 WEEKS 10/23/2017 12/15/2017 10/24/2017

Tuition and Fees 2016-2017

Fee Amount
Tuition per semester for full-time undergraduate (12-18 semester hours) $14,195
+ plus per semester hour for each hour over 18 hours $900
Tuition per semester hour for part-time undergraduate $900
Tuition per semester hour for graduate $905
Semester fee if registered for 1 to 5 semester hours (non-refundable) $110
Semester fee if registered for 6 to 8 semester hours (non-refundable) $145
Semester fee if registered for 9 to 11 semester hours (non-refundable) $185
Semester fee if registered for 12 or more semester hours (non-refundable) $220
Audit tuition per semester hour $305
UG/GR Senior Citizen (min age 60 years/non-degree) tuition per semester hour $305
Independent study fee per semester hour (in addition to tuition) $95
Orientation fee (non-refundable to all first-time, full-time/part-time USF students) $100/$25
Orientation fee (non-refundable to all first-time, transfer USF students) $50
Prior Learning Assessment per credit hour $75
Technology fee – full-time $295
Technology fee – part-time per credit hour $30
Admission confirmation fee (Must be paid before a first-time student can register. Will be applied to student’s bill.) $150
Professional Nursing Fee-SNA $25

Registration Information

  • Registration will not be permitted until all holds are cleared. The current Hold Policy can be found in the USF Undergraduate Catalog at www.sf.edu.
  • registration changes that result in an adjustment to the student’s account record will be made according to the Refund Policy published by the university. For the Refund Policy see http://www.sf.edu/academics/refundpolicy.shtml, the USF Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog at www.sf.edu.
  • Registration forms can be obtained from a student’s advisor or the Registrar’s Office.
  • New students must complete the admission process before registering.

 

Payment Procedures

Session Payment due in the Business Office no later than: Date by which students with an account balance not covered by released financial aid will be assessed a late payment fee of $50
Fall 2017 August 18, 2017 August 19, 2017

Student Account Registration Agreement

All students who register, by doing so, agree to the following policies:

COURSE REGISTRATION

  1. I am responsible for planning an academic program that meets current requirements, including the required sequencing of classes.
  2. I am responsible for meeting with my academic advisor before I register for classes to ensure that intended courses meet a program requirement or elective.
  3. I am responsible for the actions taken to register for courses, to drop courses, or add courses. This includes actions taken by registering on the web or in person at the Registrar’s Office.
  4. I understand that when I register for any class at University of Saint Francis (USF) I accept full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of my registration and/or receipt of services.
  5. I understand and agree that if I drop or withdraw from some or all of the classes for which I register, I will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule located in the USF catalog. I further understand that my failure to attend class does not absolve me of my financial responsibility.

BILLING AND PAYMENT PROCEDURES

  1. Account balance information is available on My Cougar Connection.
  2. Students will receive a paper copy of their billing statement. It is my responsibility to monitor my balance.
  3. Payment of any balance not covered by financial aid is owed by the published due date. After this due date, students with a past due balance will be assessed a $50.00 late fee each month the balance remains unpaid.

UNPAID PASTDUE STUDENT ACCOUNT BALANCES

  1. Continuing unpaid past due balances are subject to late payment fees, penalties and interest.
  2. I am responsible for any and all collection costs and attorney fees associated with the collection of unpaid balances.
  3. I understand and agree that if I fail to pay my student account bill by the scheduled due date, USF will place a financial hold on my student account, preventing me from registering for future classes, requesting transcripts or receiving a diploma. I understand and accept that if I fail to pay my student account bill or any monies due and owing to USF by the scheduled due date, and fail to make acceptable payment arrangements to bring my account current, USF may refer my delinquent account to a collection agency. I further understand that I am responsible for paying the collection agency fee which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 45% of my delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, necessary for the collection of my delinquent account.
  4. I understand that my delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.

FINANCIAL AID

  1. The Office of Financial Aid reviews enrollment status on a rolling basis.
  2. I will receive a new email each time awards are adjusted based on new information received including, but not limited to enrollment level or housing status.
  3. If information in the email is not correct, I am responsible for notifying the Office of Financial Aid.
  4. Students dropping or withdrawing from courses should notify the Office of Financial Aid to determine if this action requires an adjustment to the student’s financial aid funding.
  5. I am responsible to reply to requests for additional information in a timely fashion.
  6. An incomplete financial aid file will result in a delay of financial aid funding being processed and applied to the student’s business office account.
  7. Students must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Financial Aid to be reviewed for financial aid eligibility.
  8. I understand that my Financial Aid Award is contingent upon my continued enrollment and attendance in each class upon which my financial aid eligibility was calculated. If I drop any class before completion, I understand that my financial aid eligibility may decrease and some or all of the financial aid awarded to me may be revoked.
  9. If some or all of my financial aid is revoked because I dropped or failed to attend class, I agree to repay all revoked aid that was disbursed to my account.

COMMUNICATION

  1. I understand and agree that USF uses e-mail as an official method of communication with me, and that therefore I am responsible for reading the emails I receive from USF on a timely basis.
  2. I understand and agree that I am responsible for keeping USF records up to date with my current physical address, email addresses, and phone numbers by contacting the Registrar’s office.

PRIVACY RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITES

  1. I understand that USF is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which prohibits USF from releasing any information from my educational record without my written permission.
  2. I understand that if I want USF to share information from my education record with someone else, I must provide written permission.
  3. I understand that I may revoke my permission at any time by providing written confirmation.

Acceptance of these Terms

·         I understand that it is my responsibility to make sure that I fulfill all requirements in the Office of Financial Aid so that aid and loans may be applied to my account at the start of the academic term.

·         I understand and agree to the assessment of late payment fees, penalty or interest, and collection costs for unpaid past due balances.

·         I hereby agree that my Title IV funds (Federal Loans, Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant, etc.) may be used to pay any charges from the University of Saint Francis.

·         This agreement supersedes all prior understandings, representations, negotiations and correspondence between the student and USF, constitutes the entire  agreement between the parties with respect to the matters described, and shall not be modified or affected by any course of dealing or course of performance.

The abbreviations used in the course schedule refer to the following:

Course Suffixes

A = Hybrid                 B = Web Based           I = Independent Study                       L = Lab

Hybrid courses are conducted mostly online but also meet occasionally on campus at designated times during the semester.

Web based courses are conducted exclusively online.

Web assisted courses combine traditional classroom instruction and online learning.

Computer assisted courses are traditional courses complimented by some computer use.

Day Codes

M         Monday           T          Tuesday           W        Wednesday     R         Thursday

F          Friday              S          Saturday          U         Sunday

Disclosures

In its employment practices, selection of students, and administration of all programs, the University of Saint Francis maintains a policy of nondiscrimination regarding age, race, creed, gender, disability, or national origin.

The University of Saint Francis reserves the right to cancel classes if enrollment is below the minimum number of students.

 Textbooks

A link to textbook information is available on the internet Course Schedule at My Cougar Connection (https://ecampus.sf.edu/ics).