University General Course Catalog 2012-2013 
    Jun 24, 2024  

Requirements for Registration

Registration instructions appear each semester in the schedule of classes, which may be accessed on Student Self-Service Center and the University’s web site at:

Students must obtain advisor approval and, as required, satisfy the course and/or test score placement prerequisite for their registration to be valid when fees are paid. Each department is authorized to cancel the registration of any student who does not:

  • Satisfy the course or test score placement prerequisites.
  • Attend class during the first week of instruction.
  • Obtain prior permission to register for more than one section of a class.

The maximum number of credits students may take each semester, with the approval of the assigned faculty advisor, is 21 undergraduate credits or 16 graduate credits. Noncredit courses are considered as credit equivalents. Any exception to these regulations requires the advance written approval by the dean of the student’s college. Graduate students must obtain the approval of the graduate dean.

Addition of Courses: Students may add courses or change course sections until the late registration period closes.  All published prerequisites are enforced in the online registration system.  Students may be enrolled in a single section of a non-repeatable course per term.  During the fall and spring semesters, students must obtain written permission from their instructors to enroll after the fifth day of instruction.  During summer sessions and Wintermester, written permission to enroll must be obtained after the second day of instruction.

Wait Listing Courses:  Students may add themselves to wait lists for full courses in the registration system if academic departments have enabled the wait list functionality.  Students may continue to add their names to wait lists through the first week of class. Students may wait list up to 12 units per term.

As space becomes available in courses with wait lists, eligible students will be auto-enrolled from the list each night.  Students are responsible for checking MyNevada to verify that they have been enrolled in the courses they requested. Auto-enroll occurs through the fourth class day for the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible, students must:

  1. meet ALL course prerequisites (or have an override in place);
  2. have no time conflict with the course sections for which they are wait listed (see “swap course” feature below);
  3. have been granted permission if department/instructor consent is required, and
  4. have no enrollment holds.

During auto-enroll, students must use the “swap course” feature in MyNevada to add themselves to a wait list for a course that conflicts with their current enrollment.  If a space becomes available in the wait listed course, the auto-enroll process will swap the enrolled course for the wait listed course.

If the department has chosen to use the waitlist but not enabled the autoenroll process, students may be notified by the department when a space has become available in a wait listed course.  These students will be given a full course override by the course department to enroll themselves online.  Students with overrides must drop themselves from the wait list before attempting to enroll in a wait listed course.

Late registration fees will be assessed according to the regular registration schedule.  Students who have not yet registered and those who have not paid their full bill by the Friday before classes begin, will accrue late fees if they register during the first week of classes.

Audit to Credit: Students who initially register for a course as auditors and then seek to take the course for credit must make the change on or before the late registration period closes.

Dropping a Course: Students are responsible for managing their own enrollment. Instructors are not responsible for dropping students from classes but may do so during the first week of instruction for non-attendance. Students may drop courses via Student Self-Service during the first nine weeks of the semester or, in the case of sessions of shorter length, at a point 60% into the term. If a course is dropped between the sixth day of classes and the end of the ninth week of classes, a grade of “W” appears on a student’s transcript. Students who withdraw from the university after the ninth week of classes, and who are passing all of their classes, receive grades of “W” on their transcripts. Students who withdraw after the ninth week, and who are not passing all of their classes, receive grades of “F.”

Students are not permitted to drop individual courses or change courses from grade to audit during the tenth week through the end of the semester. Under extenuating circumstances, including illness, accident or similar medical emergency or other hardship, students have the option of either requesting an incomplete grade in one or more courses, or withdrawing from the university. In both cases, students must follow the rules listed in sections of the catalog regarding these policies.

No student may drop a course to avoid discipline for academic dishonesty or a violation of the academic standards policy. If a course is dropped before discipline is imposed, any “W” may be changed to an “F”. A student is not eligible to apply for grade replacement, academic renewal or improper withdrawal for the semester in which the offense occurred.

Advisement Hold on Registration: New freshmen must be advised prior to registration for their first two semesters. A hold is placed on each new freshman’s record that is removed after the student has been advised. Students should contact their college advisement office or the general Advising Center for further information.

NSHE Policy on Developmental or Remedial Credit: All degree-seeking students who place in developmental/remedial coursework must take the prescribed sequence of courses until remediation is completed. Students requiring remediation must complete all required coursework prior to completion of 30 college-level credits unless otherwise authorized by the institution.

Credit to Audit: All students may change courses from credit to audit during the first eight weeks of the semester.

Withdrawal from the University: Students wishing to withdraw from the university for the semester should contact Admissions and Records, Fitzgerald Student Services Building, (775) 784-4700, for assistance in finalizing their withdrawal from the university. Consult the class schedule for specific information regarding withdrawal procedures. Students who leave the university without officially withdrawing receive a failing grade in all courses.

Change of College, and/or Major: Students may change their college or major by obtaining the proper form from the Office of Admissions and Records (or their college dean) and securing the required signatures. The completed form must be filed with the Office of Admissions and Records before it becomes final.

Students must satisfy the course, academic progress, and graduation requirements of the college or major to which they are transferring.

Removal from a Major: Students may be removed from a major at any time if they are not making satisfactory progress toward a degree, in violation of university conduct regulations or of the ethical standards of a professional program in which they are majoring. This action must be approved in writing by the dean of the college concerned, upon recommendation of the department faculty, and filed with the registrar.

Change of Name: A student may change his or her name by completing a change of name form in the Office of Admissions and Records, and submitting a copy of appropriate, supporting documentation.

Cancellation of Courses: The university reserves the right to cancel any course in which the enrollment is insufficient to warrant offering the course. Academic departments are responsible for notifying the students of the cancellation.