Summer/Fall/J-Term 2014 Registration Information

Registration Time

Registration for the summer and/or fall 2014, as well as J-term 2015, will begin on Monday, Mar 31. Your registration time is based on the number of credit hours you’ve earned as of the time you register.  Courses for which you’re registered in the spring 2014 do not count toward the number of earned credit hours. You can find your total number of earned hours at the bottom of your unofficial transcript in blueView. To learn when you will be able to register, please click here.  

Declaring a Major/Minor/Concentration/Endorsement

If you plan to declare a new major, minor, concentration or endorsement, you must declare before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Mar 24. Requests submitted to make these changes after Mar 24 may not be accommodated until after the registration period.  To make a change to your Arts and Sciences degree program, please complete the change of degree/program form and submit it to the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, Rm 268A in the Harmon Fine Arts Center (FAC). If you wish to declare a new major, minor, concentration or endorsement in another college/school, please visit that college/school office.  

Course Restrictions

To ensure those who truly need a course are allowed access to it, the first two weeks of registration include restrictions on an identified set of courses. A restriction on a course means only those students with a major, minor, concentration or endorsement in a program requiring that course are allowed to register for it. In certain cases, some courses are only open to majors during the first two weeks of registration. To find information on restricted courses click here. Note this list is subject to change.

Waitlist Information

Beginning on Monday, Apr 14, field-of-study restrictions will be removed and you may attempt to register for a formerly restricted course, provided you have met all other prerequisites and requirements for the course.  If a course is full, you may place yourself on the course waitlist; however, be aware that not all courses will utilize an electronic waitlist. 

YOU MAY ONLY PLACE YOURSELF ON ONE WAITLIST FOR A SECTION. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR A SECTION OF A COURSE, YOU CANNOT THEN WAITLIST YOURSELF FOR A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THAT SAME COURSE: YOU ARE EITHER REGISTERED FOR ONE SECTION OR WAITLISTED FOR ONE SECTION OF A COURSE.  THIS POLICY WAS AGREED ON BY ALL COLLEGES/SCHOOLS.  ANYONE IN VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO BEING DROPPED FROM A COURSE'S WAITLIST(S).  

Seats in some courses will be held for entering first year students until after the end of summer orientation. Waitlists will be viewed and managed by college/school staff until Friday, May 16.  If after Friday, May 16, you place yourself on a waitlist(s) for a course(s) you must take in the fall term, it is your responsibility to bring this to the attention of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. 

On Wednesday, Apr 16, the waitlists become automated. Automation means that when a seat opens in a class, you will receive an email notifying you of the open seat. The email will include instructions on how to move from the waitlist into the class. You’ll have 48 hours from the time you receive the email to register for the class, or the seat will be offered to the next wait-listed student and you will be dropped from the waitlist. **Waitlist automation is in effect over the summer, holiday breaks and weekends; it is your responsibility to be checking your Drake email account.  For more information on  waitlists, including how to add and remove yourself from a waitlist, click here.  

Other Registration Pointers:

**Keep graduation requirements in mind** Graduation requirements for Arts and Sciences students may be found by clicking here

1)  If you're studying abroad, you will be contacted by either Jenny Tran-Johnson or Mary Beth Holtey regarding your registration and will be registered by the Arts and Sciences Dean's Office on the day and time which you're allowed to register based on the number of credit hours you've earned.

2)  Registration is capped at 18 hours. To register for more than 18 credit hours, please download the request form. Have it signed by your adviser, and return it to the Arts and Sciences Dean's Office. Once your request is approved, the Dean’s office will then raise your maximum hours to allow your registration. Note: Students taking more than 18 credit hours are assessed an overload fee of $635 per credit hour for each hour over 18. Music students who need to take more than 18 hours should consult with the music department regarding an overload waiver request form.  

3)  If you have a hold(s) on your account, you will need to remedy this prior to your registration time. If you have questions about a financial hold, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 515-271-2151.  

4)  If you have a health center hold because you've yet to submit your medical history form, you can download the form and submit it to the Student Health Center.

5)  If you cannot access blueView because you've forgotten your password, you will need to call the Support Center at 515-271-3001 or reset your password by clicking here.

6)  If you have credits earned at another institution, or through AP or IB coursework, and do not see that credit posted, please email Mary Beth Holtey

7)  If at your time of registration you have questions or need assistance, please call the Arts and Sciences Dean's Office at 515-271-3939. During registration the office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

A&S Events
September 19, 2014
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
September 23, 2014
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
September 26, 2014
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
A&S News
September 18, 2014
Three writers from the University of Iowa International Writing Program will be visiting Drake University on Sept. 23 for a presentation titled “Being a Writer in the World: Writing as World Citizenship.”
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