Other Registration Information
The minimum full-time study load for undergraduates is 12 credits and 9 credits for graduate students (this includes international students); the half-time study load for undergraduate is 6 credits and 4 credits for graduate students, except summer.
All students are strongly advised, before registering at less than the regular full-tuition rate, to consider the effects of that registration on their degree progress and on their eligibility for financial aid and awards, visas, deferment of student loans, and residency requirements.
Auditing of a course is an option that allows exposure to a course with no course credit or grade given. In order to audit a course, approval must be granted by both the instructor and the chair of the department in which the course is offered via the Add/Drop Form. Auditing is not available in participation courses such as applied music, physical education, art courses of an applied nature, etc. Students auditing a course must pay an auditing fee of $50. Courses taken through auditing may not subsequently be converted to a course credit or grade. The student must indicate at the time of registration if they wish to audit a course. However, students may choose to take the course for credit after auditing the course or they may audit a course after receiving a credit.
Occasionally a class may be cancelled and will not be available for registration on the web. If a cancellation occurs after you have registered, you will be dropped from the class and notified by the department/school. You may add another class prior to the add deadline.
If you do not attend by the 2nd session of class the academic department may give your seat to another student. The University Refund Schedule applies.
Drop your class(es) as soon as you know you will not attend; other students may be attempting to add the class, and tuition refunds may be affected. You can not drop your last course online after the last day to add. Refer to the Withdrawal section.
You are expected to attend and pay for all classes in which you register. To reduce or eliminate your tuition charges for the term, you must officially drop classes or completely withdraw from the University. Failure to pay tuition or to attend classes does not mean official withdrawal. Students who stop attending classes may receive grades of 'F' or 'NC'.
You are not permitted to drop your last class via the web on insidePacific after the last day to add classes. You must visit the Office of the Registrar, located on the 1st floor of Knoles Hall, if you wish to withdraw completely. Official withdrawal must be processed by the Office of the Registrar. Your official withdrawal date and Tuition refunds are based on your date of notification to the Office of the Registrar.
Independent Study/Research, Internship, Practicum or non-Engineering Co-op Education.
These courses will be noted with a 'NR' (Not available for registration) status to the left of the generic course listings once you have done a search on the Look up Classes to Add link via insidePacific. You will not be able to add these courses online. You must file an Individualized Study Request Form. See directions below.
- Arrange the course work with the faculty member, determine the appropriate course number (see General Catalog) and course title.
- Obtain the signature of the faculty member and chairperson or designee of the department and school in which the study will be done.
- Present this completed form to the Office of the Registrar. The date this completed form is received in the Office of the Registrar is considered the effective date of registration.
ELO (Experiential Learning Opportunities)
How do I learn more about experiential learning or internship opportunities?Every Pacific student may choose to participate in some form of internship, community service or other type of experiential learning by discussing the various options with either their faculty advisor, Department Chair or a consultant at the Career Resource Center. There are hundreds of opportunities in the community for experiential learning supervised by a faculty member that can greatly enhance a student's understanding of the professional world.