Breaking Registration News: What You Need to Know for a Successful Registration Experience

Keep reading to learn all you need to know to have the most successful registration experience possible. There are some changes for fall to be aware of, and some important reminder/tips that will make the process go more smoothly.

1. Change to Tuition Plateau Policy: As you have already been notified by e-mail, administration made a few changes related to tuition and fees that will take effect with the fall 2012 semester. One that we want to highlight for you relates to the “tuition plateau” (the idea that full-time students pay one flat rate to enroll in anywhere from 12 to 18 credits). As of the fall semester, Internet courses will now fall within the plateau, where they did not previously. If you are a full-time student taking 12-18 credits, that means you can now take Internet courses and not have to pay for them by the class above and beyond what you pay for your full-time tuition. A $20 per credit Internet course fee for any online classes does still apply. There is no Internet course fee for hybrid classes. Keep in mind that most, if not all, online classes in human development and psychology during the fall and spring semesters are offered by the Adult Degree program (see article in this issue on avoiding registration errors because there is still a priority for their students on those classes).

2. Priority Registration for Human Development Classes: As usual, HUM DEV majors and minors will have priority registration access to our upper-level courses for the first couple of weeks of registration (until April 20th). Classes that also meet requirements for other majors (e.g., HUM DEV 331 for Psychology students) will also include those majors and minors in the priority registration period.

3. Sociology/Anthropology Requirement for Human Development Majors: HUM DEV majors under our most recent catalog years need a specific upper-level sociology or anthropology course. The one class on this list that we know will be offered in the fall is the in-person section of ANTHRO 320 from 11 AM to 12:20 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If, for some reason, this class will not fit into your schedule and you are graduating in December 2012, please consult with your advisor or the Human Development Chair (Dr. Vespia) to explain your special circumstance, and we will see if another option might be possible. We hope that more options will be available in the spring semester.