6.16. Modification of Schedules Subsequent to Registration

Modification of a student’s course schedule for a particular session has the potential to adversely affect the student’s full-time status, financial aid eligibility, ability to graduate in a timely manner, and in other ways. Schedule modification should only be undertaken after consultation with a student’s primary advisor of record. Nevertheless, schedule modification is a student-driven operation. Students are reminded that they are responsible for knowing and following the policies, procedures and requirements in this Bulletin (see Sec. 1.1.).

When students register for a semester, they are registering for all sessions within that semester, not just the one(s) that may come first chronologically. From the viewpoint of Oglethorpe University, a student’s enrollment status (whether full- or part-time, for example) depends on the totality of hours being attempted in all sessions within a semester. Additionally, there are both financial and financial aid implications associated with making sure one registers for all sessions within a semester at one time.