2015-2016 Academic Catalog: Registration


Registration for continuing students occurs for each of the three academic semesters during the specific dates published and made available to students in the Leopard Connection (LConnect) portal. Course offerings, registration instructions, and course selection sheets are published on LConnect. Students will be able to register for courses online as long as there are no holds on their account, all prerequisites and co-requisites have been met, and the courses have available seats. Freshmen day students and all students on probation are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to registration. For courses that require written permission, students should contact the academic department offering the course.


Registration for newly accepted students occurs during the summer prior to the student’s matriculation in the fall semester. LConnect accounts are created for new students prior to arrival. The Registrar sends e-mail notices and invitations to incoming freshmen who then register for their courses online. Incoming transfer students are registered by their academic department chairs and the Registrar prior to their arrival based on awarded transfer credit to best fulfill their curricular requirements.


Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), an association of six Fenway area institutions whose other members are Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, MCPHS University, Simmons College, and Wheelock College.

Students interested in cross-registering for a course through the COF must complete a COF cross registration form in the Student Service Center. Full time students may cross-register for up to two COF courses in a given semester. Course offerings and other information are published online at www.colleges-fenway.org.

Students who cross-register must follow the academic policies and procedures of the host institution for that course. This includes the host institution’s academic honesty policy and adherence to their academic calendar. Discipline issues will be addressed by the student’s home institution.

Grades received in COF courses will be computed in the cumulative grade point average in accordance with the Wentworth grading system. Pass (P) grades are not accepted at Wentworth. Students may not be allowed to register for courses that are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

If a COF course is expected to fulfill a Wentworth degree requirement (other than a general elective), the approval of the appropriate academic department chair and curriculum department chair/the dean of CPCE is required on a separate course substitution form.


Students may drop and add courses at any time between the start of registration for a given semester and a date at or near the end of the first week of classes. The specific dates for each semester are published in the Academic Calendar. All drop and add activity is done online via Leopardweb.

Dropped courses are removed from the student’s record. Non-attendance does not constitute dropping a course.

In some cases, students may need additional permission to add a course (if the class is fully enrolled, the student has not completed the pre-requisites required for a course, etc.). This permission is given through the academic department that offers the course, and allows the student to register for the course online.


A full-time student may not schedule an overload of courses without the approval of his or her academic department chair on a Registration Exception form. An overload is any number of semester credit hours in excess of 20. As a general guideline, the student should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to take an overload. No more than 24 credits or a total of six courses will be allowed. A student will be assessed a per credit tuition charge for each credit exceeding 20 credits in addition to the full-time tuition charge for that semester. Refer to the tuition and fees portion of the catalog for more information.


Time conflicts of courses are not normally permitted. Students whose courses conflict should meet with their academic department chair to develop an appropriate alternative schedule and a curriculum plan. Under exceptional circumstances, students may register for courses with time conflicts with the written permission of their academic department chair and the permission of the department chair of the courses that conflict. Students must submit their Registration Exception forms with these permissions in the Student Service Center.