Each student will be assigned an academic adviser who will be available for help in planning an academic program. Entering freshmen and students who have not declared a major will be advised by a staff member of the CAP Center; sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have declared a major will be advised by a faculty member in the appropriate discipline. The academic adviser will give advice and information, but the final responsibility for planning a schedule that will meet graduation requirements rests with the student.
Freshmen may take courses numbered from 1000 to 1999. Sophomores may take courses numbered up to 2999. Juniors and seniors may take courses numbered up to 4999. (A student who has at least a 2.50 college grade point average may enroll in a course one level above his/her classification; entering freshman may enroll in sophomore- level courses if high school GPA is 2.80 or higher).
Juniors and Seniors enrolled in programs on the Lamoni and Independence campuses may register for classes using the online registration system "My Graceland" on the Graceland website. Freshman and Sophomores must first see their academic advisor for registration clearance to use the system. It is strongly recommended that all students meet with their advisor to review their course selection and academic requirements. A student may make changes to their schedule online up until the first day of classes using "My Graceland". Once classes have begun, a Change of Registration (Add/Drop) Form with the course instructor and advisor's signature must be processed. Refunds in courses for which special tuition is charged will be based on the date of the change of registration.
Students may add a course during the first 13% of the session with the instructor’s consent and may withdraw without penalty from a course during the first 60% of the session. Graceland University students may withdraw from a course through the 13% point of the session without a “W”. A grade of “W” is recorded in any course from which the student withdraws after 13% and through 60% of the session. After 60% of the session is complete, the student is not allowed to withdraw from the course, and will be awarded the appropriate grade in the course. Deadlines for adding and/or dropping courses offered in educational programs that are not taught on the normal semester schedule usually differ. Contact the Registrar in Patroness Hall on the Lamoni, IA, campus for this information.
Students who are not in good standing, not making satisfactory progress, or who earned less than a 2.00 grade point average in the previous semester are required to review their schedules with their advisers before enrolling for the next semester.