2012-2013 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 heads and the Registrar prior to their arrival based on awarded transfer credit to best fulfill their curricular requirements.
Colleges of the Fenway
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, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, and Wheelock College.
Students who want to cross-register for a course through the COF should complete a COF cross registration form in the Student Service Center and return it with the required signatures by the published date. 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. This link is also available through LConnect.
Students who cross-register must follow the academic policies and procedures of the host institution for that course, including academic honesty and adherence to the host institution’s 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/the dean of CPCE is required on a course substitution form.
The drop/add period for day students ends on Friday of the first week of classes. The drop/add end date for CPCE ends on the sixth day of classes. Both dates are published in the Academic Calendar. Dropping and/or adding courses is done online. Courses dropped in this period are removed from the student’s record. Students seeking to add courses require additional permission (if the class is closed, the student does not meet a prerequisite, etc.) may get an online override to register for the course by contacting the academic department offering the course. Non-attendance does not constitute dropping a course.
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 page 23 of the catalog for more information on tuition and fees.
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.