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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Courses
Additional questions can be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 856.256.4350.
Student Classification Earned Hours:
Freshman 0 - 23.99 credits~~~ Sophomore 24 - 57.99 credits
Junior ....58 - 89.99 credits~~~ Senior.........90 and above
Students are expected to be present at each scheduled class for which they are officially registered. Rowan's "community of learners" can be realized only when teachers and learners interact in the ways deemed appropriate for any particular class. Because Rowan recognizes diversity in both teaching and learning styles--and even course design and delivery--rules may vary with the learning experience, e.g., online or distance learning courses.
Faculty establish the parameters of a particular learning experience, and are therefore expected to maintain the efficiency of the community and to keep accurate attendance records. Faculty are also expected to counsel students who develop a pattern of excessive and unexplained absences, and to request assistance from the Dean of Students if the pattern of absences continues.
Students who are absent for reasons of illness, death in the family, inclement weather, religious observances, official University activities, or for matters of personal conscience should inform each of their instructors, ideally with a written excuse, before the fact or as soon as possible thereafter. Except in cases when classroom experiences cannot be repeated, faculty may provide these students the opportunity to make up written work, tests or other assignments at the earliest possible convenient time. In any event, faculty are under no obligation to make special provisions for students absent for reasons other than those listed above.
Faculty may establish additional attendance criteria which are consistent with the above paragraphs. In learning communities where attendance is critical to the functioning of the group, the rationale and justification for additional attendance requirements must be part of the syllabus provided for students prior to the end of the drop/add period.
Nonattendance does not constitute a drop or withdrawal. The student is financially and academically responsible for the timely completion of correct schedule adjustment procedures.
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Students who wish to attend classes in a particular course and not receive credit, may do so by registering for the course as an auditor. Auditors may register during Final Registration or during the drop/add period. Auditors may choose whether or not to do the normally required course work; likewise, instructors may choose whether or not to formally evaluate auditors' work. Auditors receive neither grade nor credit for any course. Courses designated "AU" (audit) on students' transcripts do not count in defining full-time/part-time status, financial aid or veterans benefits, or degree requirements. Students are not permitted to audit private lessons for credit in the Department of Music, Internships, Student Teaching, Independent Study, or other experiential courses. Tuition for courses taken under the audit designation is established by the University's Board of Trustees.
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Registration for a closed section can be accomplished only if the signed "Professor's Permission To Override A Closed Course" form is returned to the Registration Area during a registration. Wait lists are not maintained by either the Registrar's Office or The Graduate School/College of Graduate and Continuing Education. The Override Form is not accepted by the Registrar if any alterations have been made and/or the Drop/Add period has ended.
In the event that a student must or voluntarily chooses to repeat a course, the grade received for the repeated course will constitute the final grade for that subject for cumulative G.P.A. purposes--whether the grade is higher or lower than the grade received in the original course. The original grade, although not counted in the cumulative G.P.A., remains on the student's transcript. Herein, the University stipulates that the same course may not be taken more than twice including withdrawals. However, except for general education courses, further restrictions may be determined by the individual departments/colleges, only to meet standards recommended by accrediting bodies, statutory regulations, and/or professional societies. Appeals may be made through the normal appeals process.
*If you are a matriculated undergraduate student and you are withdrawing from your last class for the current semester, you must follow the procedure for withdraw from the University as stated below.
Withdraw From the University
This letter must be addressed to the:
Ms. Carol Avery, Assistant to the VP of Student Life.
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It is the student's responsibility to meet required prerequisites for each registered course. Students not meeting specific prerequisites will not be permitted to enroll in the course. In order to enroll in a course when the prerequisite has not been met, the student must seek approval from his/her academic advisor and department chairperson. Students from other institutions should provide documentation of meeting prerequisites to the College offering the course. The required authorization form should be filled out by the College and presented, by the student, at the time of registration.
The College of Business requires a separate prerequisite wavier form.
It is the student's responsibility to meet required prerequisites for each registered course. Students not meeting specific prerequisites will be administratively dropped from the course.
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Maximum Semester Credit Hours Enrollment
Matriculated undergraduate students - 18 S.H.
Non-matriculated undergraduate students - 11.5 S.H.
Requests to exceed maximum semester hours of enrollment are subject to the approval of the appropriate College Dean. If the request is granted, it must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar and the extra course(s) must be added prior to the end of the Drop/Add period.
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If you have never choosen a PIN number, and are an enrolled or accepted Rowan Student, enter your Birthdate in MMDDYY format (May 3, 1978 would be 050378). Upon entering the system you MUST change your PIN by selecting the link "Change PIN"
Students not accepted to Rowan University and/or not currently enrolled, please call (856) 256-4360, Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm to give us your information and select a PIN. You will then be able to complete your informational search via the Student Web.
If you have forgotten your PIN, you must call or go to the Registrar's Office in Savitz Hall and show your student ID card. Your PIN will be reset immediately following the above procedure. The Registrar's office is open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. The phone number is (856) 256-4350.
Additional transcripts received after the initial transcript evaluation are processed and completed on a first-in basis. Updates to your student record after the initial transcript evaluation should be reviewed on Self Service Banner.