Registration and Enrollment: Polices & Procedures

Dominican offers online registration via Self Service to new and continuing students. Before registering, all degree- seeking students are expected to:

  • Meet with their academic advisor(s). Registration for incoming Freshman is coordinated by the Student Success Center.
  • Pay all University bills due or arrange a suitable payment plan with the Business Services Office.
  • Utilize the Advising Session Record provided by their advisor.

Students are also welcome to register for courses at the Registrar's Office during normal business hours.

Online Priority Registration

Online Priority Registration takes place in April for the following Summer & Fall terms and in November for the following Spring Term for continuing students in good standing.

Open Registration

Online Open Registration for Continuing Students runs the Friday of Priority Registration Week and runs through June 30 or December 31 respectively. New students or students entering the new Graduate Program will be able to register online during open registration and once they have been electronically advised. new students are also welcome to register for courses at the Registrar's Office during normal business hours. Students returning after a leave of absence are able to register during open registration however they are not eligible to register online. A re-enrollment form is required

Late Registration

Late Registration begins July 1 or January 1 and runs through the last day to add/drop a class. Late Registration takes place in the Registrar's Office and is not available online. Late registration fees may apply to continuing students only. Students may visit the Registrar's Office for assistance during normal business hours or email registrar@dominican.edu. Once the term begins, all registration requires the written permission of each instructor.

Wait List

Students will be able to select the "Wait" option during the online registration process. The Wait Lists will be monitored/managed by the Registrar's Office throughout the registration period. As space becomes available, students will be added to the class based on major, class level, and the date they were placed on the Wait List. It is the students responsibility to monitor their schedule and changes due to waitlist activity via Self Service. The Friday before classes begin, all remaining Wait Lists will be deleted and students will only be allowed to add, using an Add/Drop form, at the discretion of the instructors.

Note: If a class has an active wait list, the number of people on the wait list will display. If by error, the Add button appears and you Add the class, you may be subject to an Administrative Drop by the Registrar's Office.

Changing your Course Schedule (Add/Drop)

Registered students may Add or Drop a class online up until the beginning of the semester. Refer to the Academic Calendar for the last day to Add or Drop classes in each session. After classes have begun, to officially add and/or drop a course, students must complete an Add/Drop form.Instructor's signature is required to Add classes. The instructor's permission to drop or withdraw from a course is not required, though it is strongly recommended that the students notify their academic advisor of any changes to the agreed0upon class schedule. If classes meet on one or two Saturdays or for less than a full semester, the last day to Add is the Monday after the first meeting and the last day to Drop is the Friday before the first meeting.

Students cannot be Added or Dropped from a class by the instructor. For tuition refunds, please refer to the tuition refund policy available in Business Services. Students are responsible for the proper revision of their course schedules. It is the student's responsibility to Drop or Withdraw from a course they no longer attend.

Changes in the number of units in which a student is enrolled may impact financial aid, tuition, student visa status, athletic eligibility, degree progress, and/ or veteran's benefits. It is the student's responsibility to consult with the appropriate office regarding such impacts when changing the number of enrolled units.

Withdrawal from a Course

A student who wishes to withdraw from a course or courses must complete an Add/Drop form and return to the Registrar's Office. Withdrawals occur between the deadline to drop courses without a "W" and the published final date of withdrawal deadline. (See the Academic Calendar for specific dates). The official date of withdrawal is the day the form is returned to the Registrar's Office. Withdrawing from a course means that a student is still enrolled in the course and a grade of "W" will be posted on their academic record. Full tuition will be charged, since the withdrawal period occurs after the final deadline for tuition refunds. Please note, while still enrolled in a course, the student will not receive credit for a course with a "W". It is the student's responsibility to consult with Financial Aid regarding the impact of a "W" grade may have on their Financial Aid package. Grades of W are not calculated into the student's grade point average.

Students who wish to drop all of their course, please see Leave of Absence and Withdrawal  sections of this catalog.

Students Responsibility

  • Add/ Drop form must be completed and signed by the instructors (Adds) before being submitted to the Registrar's Office to be registered for the course.
  • Leaving a course without dropping the course with an Add/Drop form will result in students being charged tuition as well as receiving a permanent grade of 'F' or 'UF' on the student's transcript.
  • Students who wish to drop a course without a "W" on their permanent record must file an Add/Drop form by the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar for the appropriate term.

Financial Obligation

Financial Obligation for tuition and fees related to registration is not waived or canceled by a student's failure to attend courses. All official procedures must be observed, and reference should be made to the Tuition Refund Policy found on the Dominican University website (www.dominican.edu). Students should note that making changes to their course schedules after the official Add/Drop deadline, with the possible exception of a full withdrawal from all courses in that semester within the allowable period, may not result in any changes to their financial aid awards for that semester.