Advising & Registration

Each student is assigned an academic advisor who is available for help in planning an academic program. Entering freshmen and students who have not declared a major will be advised by an advising specialist in the Career, Academic and Personal Counseling (CAP) Center; sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have declared a major will be advised by a faculty member in the appropriate discipline. The academic adviseo 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. (Students who have at least a 2.50 college grade point average may enroll in a course(s) one level above their classification; entering freshmen may enroll in sophomore- level courses if their high school GPA is 2.80 or higher).

Juniors and Seniors enrolled in programs on the Lamoni campus may register for classes using the online registration system through "My Graceland". Freshmen and Sophomores must first see their academic advisors for registration clearance to use the system. It is strongly recommended that all students meet with their advisors to review their course selection and academic requirements. Students may make changes to their schedules online up until the first day of classes using "My Graceland". Beginning the first day of classes, a Change of Registration (Add/Drop) Form with the course instructor and advisor's signatures 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. Withdrawing from a course during the first 13% of the session results in a drop. A grade of “WD” is recorded for any course withdraw between 13% and 60% of the session. After 60% of the session, the student is not allowed to withdraw from the course, and will be awarded the appropriate grade in the course.

Deadline dates for adding Individual Study, Arranged Courses, Honors Contracts, and Internships/Practicums follow a modified schedule. Individual Study, Arranged Courses, and Honors Contracts may be added as long as the addition precedes the end of the semester by three weeks for each semester hour of credit. Internships/Practicums may be added at any time as long as the experience has not started at the time it is approved.

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 advisors before enrolling for the next semester.