This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
Holds preventing registration will be placed on the student record for one or more of the following reasons: incomplete admissions documents, financial obligations (parking tickets, library fines, etc.), financial responsibility, administrative discipline, failure to comply with the immunization requirements, etc. These holds must be removed prior to registration. Students should contact the appropriate office and arrange for removal of any holds to register for classes and to receive official transcripts, grades, and diplomas. Students can view holds through their student portal, MyUWF.
Students are able to view their grades, schedules, holds, and financial aid information in MyUWF.
Registration must be initiated prior to the first day of any given term within each semester to avoid the non-refundable late registration fee of $100.
Course Load/Maximum Hours Taken Per Semester
A normal enrollment for undergraduates is defined as 15 semester hours per semester. To enroll for more than 18 semester hours in a semester, a student must have a completed Registration Drop/Add Form with the Maximum/Minimum Credit Hour Waiver portion filled out, along with the signatures of the student's academic advisor and the chairperson of the student’s major department.
A prerequisite is a course in which credit must be earned prior to enrollment in another course. A corequisite is a course that must be taken concurrently with another course. A concurrent prerequisite may be taken either prior to or at the same time (concurrently) as another course. These requirements are included in the course search.
It is the student’s responsibility to review prerequisite and corequisite information as stated in the course description. Non-degree students should contact the academic department for permission to enter any course that requires a prerequisite or corequisite. UWF reserves the right to cancel/remove the registration of a student who does not meet the course prerequisites. A student whose registration is cancelled will be notified by the department via his/her UWF email account.
Courses Outside Degree Programs
Unless otherwise stipulated by external accreditation agreements, students whose academic programs require courses in other disciplines shall be given the same access to those courses as students in those majors.
Directed Independent Study
Students who wish to study or do research under the direction of a faculty member for topics or areas not detailed in regularly scheduled courses may make arrangements for such study as a directed independent study. Credit hours and requirements are determined by the director of the study. Registration requires the approval of the faculty member who will supervise the study and the department chair, in addition to the completion of the Variable Credit Hour Registration form. Directed studies are available for approved subject area prefixes and levels and are designated by the last three digits of the course number. For example, ARH 4905 designates a senior level directed independent study in art history.
Undergraduates Enrolling in Graduate Courses
Courses at the 5000 level may apply to either a graduate or undergraduate degree program; however, a student may not receive both graduate and undergraduate credit for the same course, and the course may only be used for one program. With approval from their advisors, juniors and seniors may enroll for 5000 level courses that will be included in their undergraduate program. Only undergraduate students who have maintained a “B” average in courses numbered 3000 and above are permitted to enroll in graduate courses. For specific course requirements, students should contact the major department and refer to graduate course requirements in the catalog.
A 6000 level course may not be included in an undergraduate program. Students enrolled in a combined bachelor’s and Master’s degree program may apply up to 12 semester of approved graduate courses (5000 or 6000 level) to both the undergraduate and graduate degree program. See the section on Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Programs in the Graduate Catalog. Undergraduate students who are within 30 semester hours of completing requirements for a bachelor’s degree may enroll for 6000 level courses with the permission of their advisor and course instructors, provided their records indicate they have applied for a graduate program or have been admitted by an academic department to an approved combined bachelor/master’s program.
Undergraduate students may register for up to 10 semester hours in graduate courses for graduate credit; permission must be granted in writing from the appropriate college dean to the Registrar's Office.
Graduate level fees are assessed for all graduate level courses regardless of the student’s classification.
Class schedule changes (drop and add) may be completed once a student has initially registered until the end of the scheduled drop/add period. Students may choose to change their class schedules on MyUWF. If the drop/add results in an increase in fees, the student must pay the additional fees as assessed by the fee payment due date. Any refunds of fees due to dropping a course prior to the end of the drop/add period will be issued by the Cashier’s Office. Appeals to the drop/add period should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar via a Request for Schedule Adjustment. See Academic Dates and Deadlines for Drop/Add periods.
Cancellation of Registration
Students are not permitted to drop their last remaining course using the online portal. Students may cancel registration (last remaining course will be dropped) by notifying the Office of the Registrar in writing prior to the last day of drop/add (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students who cancel their registration within this time frame are not liable for tuition or fees.
The University may cancel the registration of a student whose fees are not paid or who has not received authorized deferred payment status as of the close of the fee payment period. Students are responsible for reviewing registration and account information in MyUWF.
Repeat Course Surcharge
Under s.1009.285, Florida public institutions are required to implement a repeat course surcharge for students who take a state-funded undergraduate course for the third time. Students taking the same course for the third time at UWF are subject to an increased matriculation fee of 100% of the cost of instruction.
Exceptions may be made for individualized study, courses that are repeated as a requirement of a major (i.e. major requires student enroll multiple times), and courses that are intended as continuing over multiple semesters. The repeat of course work more than two times to increase grade point average or meet minimum course grade requirements is subject to the surcharge (see Tuition and Fees section).
If a student withdraw's or fails a course due to extenuating circumstances an exception may be granted only once for each course. Appeals should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar via the Repeat Course Surcharge Appeal Form.
Cancellation of Registration and Reinstatement
Per UWF REG 4.0032, the University will cancel the registration of any student who has not paid fees, or made appropriate arrangements for payment of fees, by the end of the second (2nd) week of classes for a regular semester or the proportionate period of time for courses whose duration is other than a semester.
A student may seek reinstatement; however, the student must pay all delinquent liabilities, including the late registration and late payment fees before being reinstated. Reinstatement for cancelled registration is not automatic.
To be considered for reinstatement after the deletion of courses for non-payment requires approval of the Office of the Registrar. The student must submit the Appeal for Reinstatement after Removal for Non-payment form along with a statement outlining the reason for the request for reinstatement. If the reinstatement is approved, the student must make payment of all registration fees for the identical classes for which registration was previously cancelled, the $100 late registration fee, the $100 late payment fee, and payment of all delinquent liabilities.
International Student Exchange Programs
Students may participate in a variety of international learning experiences. Information about international exchange programs is available through the Office of Diversity and International Education and Programs. Further information is available at uwf.edu/intered.
Dual Enrollment Registration (High School and University Credit)
High School Dual Enrollment is a coursework acceleration program that allows qualified high school students to begin post-secondary coursework while earning credits toward the high school diploma. Dual Enrollment is established by law (s.1007.271), and the University of West Florida operates its program in accordance with local articulation agreements. Dual Enrollment is available to local school district, private and charter school, and home school secondary students.
Participation in High School Dual Enrollment has several advantages for students planning to pursue a college degree. It allows qualified students the opportunity to take college classes, free of tuition and fees, while they are still in high school. These students will have access to rigorous post-secondary courses while reducing the time and cost of completing the college degree. However, students taking dual enrollment courses must recognize that dual enrollment course grades will become a permanent part of the college transcript and will be factored into future applications to other colleges and universities.
Refer to the UWF Dual Enrollment website for additional information.
Registration of Zero Credit Hours
Registration for zero hours provides for a student's examinations, co-ops, internships, ensembles, graduations, use of facilities, etc. when deemed appropriate by the Univesity. The student is assessed resident tuition and the associated fees (see BOG Regulation 7.0003) for one credit hour. The Zero Hour Fee shall be distributed in the same manner as tuition. Students should see their academic advisors for advice on courses to be taken for zero credit hours. Signed consent of approval from the advisor or department is required in order to register for a zero credit course.
*Faculty Senate 12/9/2016