The Office of Academic Records and Registrar, which is located in Room 207 of Memorial Hall, oversees all aspects of the Registration process.
The office phone number is (516) 463-5917, the office fax number is (516) 463-6421 and the office email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other than first-year students (who are registered for their courses automatically), all students are responsible for registering for their courses during the prescribed registration periods. Registration packets are distributed to each student during the fall and spring semesters.
Each registration packet includes:
- Registration instructions
- Class schedule by course numbers
- Class schedule by time slots
- Writing Requirement Courses
- Experiential Requirement Courses
- Academic calendar
The Office of Student Affairs sponsors class-wide advisement meetings during the spring semester, at which members of the faculty and administration offer advice about course selection and the registration process.
In addition, every entering student is assigned a faculty advisor, who is available to answer questions about course selection and other issues concerning program selection. Students are encouraged to seek out their faculty advisors.
Students are also welcome to see the Associate Dean for Students or any other faculty member to seek advice concerning courses.
Upper-level students may add and/or drop elective classes according to the dates noted in the course schedule without penalty.
Thereafter, a student may drop an elective course without receiving a grade of “W” on their transcript according to the dates noted in the course schedule. The student will be charged tuition for this course.
Thereafter, an upper-class student may withdraw from an elective course after the drop/add period, but the transcript of that student will reflect the grade of “W.”
A student may add a course for good cause only, with the permission of the instructor and the Associate Dean for Students.
The last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade of “W” is set by the Office of Academic Records and included in the course schedule. Students are not permitted to withdraw from a course after that date, unless the student has good cause and has obtained written permission to do so from the Associate Dean for Students.
Students are not permitted to drop or withdraw from required courses.
Part-time students who withdraw from an elective course after the drop/add period will not receive a refund of the tuition paid for that course.
If a student finds it necessary to withdraw from the Law School, the student must apply in writing to the Office of Student Affairs for permission to withdraw. The student may be entitled to tuition remission. The amount of remission diminishes as the student attendance at the School of Law lengthens. Upon recommendation from the Dean, the University will remit tuition and fees (except the admissions seat deposit submitted by incoming first-year students) as follows:
- 100 percent tuition and fees refund for withdrawal prior to or during the first week of classes
- 75 percent tuition and fees refund for withdrawal during the second week of classes
- 50 percent tuition and fees refund for withdrawal during the third week of classes
- 25 percent tuition and fees refund for withdrawal during the fourth week of classes
- 0 percent tuition and fees refund for withdrawal thereafter
For the listing of the first day of classes, please see the academic calendar.
A student who withdraws during any semester without approval of the Dean is not entitled to remission of tuition and will automatically receive a failing grade in all courses.
A student who withdraws from the Law School is not entitled to return and must reapply for admission if he or she is interested in returning. Readmission is not guaranteed. If the student is readmitted, the Law School may accept or reject any or all of the previously earned credits.
For information about Return of Title IV federal funds, see the section on “Federal Title IV Refund Information.”