All first-time freshmen are given exams in mathematics unless college transfer credit or Advanced Placement credit is awarded for calculus. Based on exam results and intended degree program, each student will be registered for first term courses and will receive their schedules during orientation weekend.
First-term transfer students are scheduled based upon the individual's choice of major and the amount of transferable course work awarded. The student will be given an opportunity to review transfer credits and term class schedule during the transfer student orientation held prior to the start of classes.
Registration takes place each term during eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh weeks. Students register for the next academic term; i.e., register in spring term for fall classes, register in summer term for winter classes, etc. Financial clearance from the Student Accounts Office and a completed course selection form, if required, signed by both student and faculty advisor are required to participate in registration. Future schedules will be administratively adjusted if prerequisite courses are not satisfactorily completed.
Students may receive academic advising and course selection approval by making an appointment with their faculty advisor. Seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen with a declared major receive advisement in their degree department. Students who have not declared a major receive advisement in the Academic Success Center.
A students’ registration time period is based upon their current class standing and does not count current registrations or class rank. Each class standing will have a 24 hour window of opportunity to register for classes before the next standing will be allowed to register.
Course Registration with Co-op or Thesis
All students are automatically registered in their cooperative work experience and thesis terms. Students are allowed to register for a maximum of eight credits of coursework while registered for a co-op or thesis term. Complete the Course Selection During Co-op Term Form to initiate the process.
The representative program of courses shown term-by-term for each of the degrees offered indicate what is considered a normal course load. In general, those loads are four courses per term for underclassmen amounting to approximately 16 attempted hours, and five per term for upperclassmen, amounting to 20 attempted hours. Refer to the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog for tuition rates/credit hours.
Students may drop and add courses during the late registration and drop/add period noted on the published academic calendar. Any student who does not appear on the final roster by the conclusion of the late registration and drop/add period will not receive credit for the course.
Students may “late register” (after the registration period) by contacting the Office of the Registrar. The deadline to late register is by the end of the late registration and drop/add period noted on the published academic calendar. Any student who does not appear on the final roster by the conclusion of the late registration and drop/add period will not receive credit for the course.
Students are eligible to register for one additional course beyond the limits if:
- Their cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher, and
- They have completed a minimum of 16 credit hours with no course withdrawals or failures in both the current term and previous academic term, and
- They are not currently enrolled in college mathematics.
Students wishing to take overloads beyond the standards above will need to obtain approval from the Registrar by completing a Request for Overload Form. Only students in good academic standing are allowed to attempt an overload. Students whose performance is less-than-good standing may be required to take a course load less than that represented for their degree program. These students should contact Academic Services (Room 3-322 AB) with questions and for advisement.
Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses
Students taking 500 or above level courses are not automatically admissible to the graduate program. They still have to meet all published admissions requirements. Note: Courses taken for undergraduate credit at Kettering University may not be repeated at the graduate level and count towards the graduate program. Furthermore, 500-level courses taken at Kettering University for undergraduate credit may not count as graduate credit except as approved per the BS/MS and BS/MBA policy guidelines.
Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses for Undergraduate Credit
Students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Kettering University may request registration in a Kettering graduate level course (above 500-level) for undergraduate credit. To do this, students must:
- Complete and receive instructional department and degree department approvals on the Undergraduate Request to take Graduate Course Form and submit form to Registrar’s Office for proper registration.
Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses for Graduate Credit
Students enrolled in an undergraduate program at Kettering University may request registration in a Kettering graduate level course (500 or above level) for graduate credit. Undergraduate students may take up to three graduate courses for graduate credit while an undergraduate student (no more than two per term).
Students are eligible if:
- They are enrolled in an undergraduate program at Kettering University, and
- They are in good academic standing, and
- They have a minimum of 120 earned credits, and
- They are carrying no more than 20 credits, unless qualified to take 24 credits.
In order to receive graduate level credit, students:
- Must complete and receive instructional department and degree department approvals on the Undergraduate Request to take Graduate Course Form and submit the form to Registrar’s Office for proper registration.
- May be enrolled as a guest student.
Questions: Contact the Office of the Registrar