Course Schedule Policies

Registration Dates: Fall 2018 (August 27-December 14)

Student Classification Previous Hours Earned Registration Dates Registration Times
Graduate Any Amount Wednesday, March 21 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 21 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 21 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 23 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 26 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 28 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.

The registration deadline for unregistered, undergraduate students is Wednesday, August 22, 2018 BEFORE 5:00 PM.

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 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 27
Drop/Add Deadline for 16 Week courses Friday, August 31
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 3
Employee Development Day (no classes) Thursday, October 18
Semester Break (no classes) Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19
Mid-Semester Friday, October 19
Thanksgiving Vacation Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25
Final Exams Monday, December 10 – Friday, December 14

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

Sub-Term Start Date End Date Drop/Add Deadline
FULL 16-WEEK 08/27/2018 12/14/2018 08/31/2018
1st 5 WEEKS 08/27/2018 09/28/2018 08/28/2018
2nd 5 WEEKS 10/01/2018 11/02/2018 10/02/2018
3rd 5 WEEKS 11/05/2018 12/07/2018 11/06/2018
1st 8 WEEKS 08/27/2018 10/19/2018 08/28/2018
2nd 8 WEEKS 10/22/2018 12/14/2018 10/23/2018

Registration Information

  • Registration will not be permitted until all holds are cleared. The current Hold Policy can be found in the USF Undergraduate Catalog.
  • 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.
  • 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 17, 2018 August 20, 2018

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