Registration and Withdrawal

03.1 Registration

03.11(fs) Quota of semester credits. Any student enrolled in courses total­ing more than 20 credits must have received the approval of his or her col­lege dean.

03.111 Fees for credits in excess of 20. Students enrolled in courses total­ing more than 20 credits after the fifth Friday of classes will be billed the appropriate surcharge on a per-credit basis. (See 03.11(fs) regarding the dean’s approval.) No refund will be made if the student subsequently drops a course, bringing the course load to 20 or fewer credits. A student, during the course of his or her career, may petition the Registrar for a waiver of these requirements for up to 6 credits in activity-type courses; these may be composed of 3 such 2-credit courses, 6 such 1-credit courses, or 12 such half-credit courses, or a combination thereof.

03.112 Class standing. A.A. and baccalaureate undergraduates are assigned class standing on the basis of semester credit hours of academic work com­pleted with a passing grade, as follows: to be a sophomore, 26 credit hours; to be a junior, 58 credit hours; to be a senior, 90 credit hours. A.A.S. candi­dates: to be a senior, 26 credit hours. (See also 05.11(fs).)

03.12 Failure to register. Credit will be given only for those courses2 for which a student has properly registered.

03.13 Auditing. Any student of the University may, with the approval of his or her adviser and the continuing consent of the instructor concerned, audit any course at the University upon payment of the regular fees. The deadline for requesting an audit grade is Friday of the fifth week of classes. The change is accomplished by submitting a change of registration card to the Registrar’s Office (See also 03.14 and 05.23(fs).)

Subsequent requests for change to audit will be by petition to the Registrar for compelling reasons only, requiring approval of the course instructor, the student’s adviser, and the dean of the student’s college.

03.14 Change of registration. A student may drop or add a course by filing in the Registrar’s Office within the prescribed time limit a change of registra­tion form, obtained from the department or Registrar’s Office and approved by the instructor and the student’s adviser. (See 03.142(fs).)

03.141(fs) Failing a prerequisite. A student who fails a prerequisite to a course for which she or he is registered must drop the course, following the procedure outlined in rules 03.143fs) and 03.145(ad/ss).

03.142(fs) Deadline for adding courses. A student may add a course to his or her schedule before the third Friday of classes each semester by filing with the Registrar’s Office a change of registration form signed by that instructor and the student’s adviser. A student may add a course after the third Friday only for compelling reasons, which must be presented in a petition signed by the course instructor and approved by the student’s adviser and the dean of the student’s college.

03.143(fs) Deadline for dropping courses. A student may drop a course before the fifth Friday of classes (or third Friday of classes for courses of less than a semester’s duration) by filing with the Registrar’s Office a change of registration form signed by the instructor of the course and the student’s adviser.

A student may drop a course after the fifth Friday of classes only for compel­ling non-academic reasons, which must be presented in a petition signed by the course instructor and approved by the student’s adviser and the dean of the student’s college. This petition is subject to approval by the Academic Standards and Advising Committee. (See 7.132(fs) and 7.11(fs) regarding grades for courses dropped; and 11.14 regarding refund of tuition.)

03.15 Variable credits. Credits in a variable credit course are established either by the student with departmental approval or assigned by the depart­ment at the beginning of the semester. In either case, a change of registra­tion form must be filed with the Registrar’s Office.

03.2 Transfers

03.21 Change of college. A bachelor’s degree candidate may change from one college in the University to another only with the approval of the deans of the colleges involved. The appropriate form, obtained from the Registrar or the dean of the student’s college, must be completed and filed with the Registrar. An associate degree candidate must apply through the Office of Admissions to change colleges.

03.22 Change of curriculum or major. A student may change his or her cur­riculum or major to another within the same college by filing, with the college dean and the Registrar, a form obtained from the dean of the student’s col­lege or the Registrar. This change must be approved by his or her adviser and department chairperson in the curriculum or major that the student is leav­ing, and by the adviser and department chairperson in the major or curricu­lum to which the student wishes to transfer. Dual Majors: Students with dual majors must maintain a 2.5 grade point average to continue as dual majors.

03.23 Issuance of transcripts. A student is required to satisfy University accounts before the Registrar will issue an official transcript and/or diploma as evidence of work done at this University. (See 11.21 and 11.22.)

03.3 Withdrawal from the University

03.31 General rule. A student may withdraw from the University in any semester by obtaining a withdrawal form from the Registrar’s Office. Until mid-semester, students may withdraw from the University without aca­demic liability, receiving a grade of W in all courses. Students withdrawing from the University after mid-semester must be assigned a WP or WF by their instructors.

The WF will be computed into the student’s grade-point averages. Failure to register in any regular semester or to formally withdraw is considered a lapse in a student’s degree status and a transcript notation is recorded “degree status discontinued.” The student must subsequently apply for read­mission. (For tuition rebate, see 12.341; for housing rebate, see 12.343; for dining rebate, see 14.5. For withdrawal grades, see 7.132(fs). For withdrawal for reasons of health, see 22.)

Any degree candidate who withdraws from the University and subsequently enrolls as a non-degree student during the current semester or the next academic year will continue to be billed for tuition and fees on the same basis as degree candidates of appropriate resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate status.

03.32 Leave of absence. Students planning a one- or two-semester absence from the University, who have at least a 2.50 cumulative average and at least two consecutive semesters of matriculated enrollment may apply for a leave of absence from the University. Applications must be filed prior to the first day of classes of the term for which the leave is desired.

A leave of absence is a privilege accorded students who are in good overall standing at the University and who plan to pursue academic activities away from UNH. Forms to start the process are available at the Registrar’s Office, Stoke Hall.

03.33 Health Withdrawals/Leaves. Any undergraduate student wishing to withdraw or temporarily leave UNH for health reasons should go first to Health Services or see http://unh.edu/health-services/withdrawals.html.  The student may bring documentation supporting his/her wish to withdraw, as such documentation will be required before the withdrawal can be processed.  Students withdrawing for health reasons are held academically accountable as outlined in section 03.31.  Refund policies are based on the timetables outlined in other sections of this publication. Except in rare circumstances, students are prohibited from readmission until one semester has elapsed following a health withdrawal.

Students are prohibited from participation on a study away program while withdrawn for health reasons or during their first semester following a health withdrawal. Exceptions to this policy will be granted only for unusual cir­cumstances by the Academic Standards and Advising Committee, upon consultation with the Center for International Education or National Student Exchange, Health Services, and the Associate Dean of the student’s college. For more information contact the Dean’s office of the College of enrollment.