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How To Register

New Students

If you've never been a registered Shawnee State student, please contact the Admission Office (740) 351-4778 for information.

Registration in Person

Obtain a registration form from the Student Business Center and complete the form with the courses you want to register for. The registration form should be submitted for processing. Your registration will be processed immediately with your course/fee schedule prepared while you wait.

The approval of the Registrar is required if you are attempting to schedule more than 20 credit hours, a maximum of 24 hours may be attempted.

NOTE: You may register only during your assigned time - check registration windows on the Semester Schedule. You may not register if you have a registration hold. Your advisor should have cleared you to register when you met for advising (If required). Mandatory advising is required for all freshmen (30 or less cumulative earned hours), Sophomores with fewer than 60 cumulative hours earned but moving to Junior status at the end of the term, and Juniors with fewer than 90 cumulative hours earned but moving to Senior status at the end of the term. Mandatory advising is also required for all student in select majors.

Online Registration

You may register for classes through MySSU. To log in for the first time you will need to enter your User ID # (your student id number) and your password. Your initial password is your birth date (YYYYMMDD Example: If your birth date is May 6th 1963, your password would be 19630506). Click "Sign in". Once logged in, click on "Student" at the top right of the page.

It is very important that you select the correct academic term you are registering for. You can change these settings under 'Set Options.'

In left margin, click "Registration".

NOTE: You may register only during your assigned time - check registration windows on the Semester Schedule. You may not register if you have a registration hold. Your advisor should have cleared you to register when you met for advising (If required). Mandatory advising is required for all freshmen (30 or less cumulative earned hours), Sophomores with fewer than 60 cumulative hours earned but moving to Junior status at the end of the semester, and Juniors with fewer than 90 cumulative hours earned but moving to Senior status at the end of the semester. Mandatory advising is also required for all student in select majors.

To add a course

  • Begin entering the full course number, i.e. ENGL1101
  • Select section number from drop down menu, (i.e. 02)
  • Click Add

Note: Any messages that appear at the top of the schedule. These will explain why you cannot add a class, i.e. no open seats, you do not meet the pre-requisites, etc). If you do not meet the requisite for a course, you must see the professor to get permission to be added to it.

  • From the course search, enter part of the course number with a wildcard (*) and it will display all the courses with that information, (i.e. EN* or BIOL*)
  • Select the desired course by clicking to the left of it and then click select
  • Enter the desired section and click "add" to add the course.
  • Clicking the question mark next to the course number and section boxes will display all the courses and sections offered.

Note: When you do this, the section page will list any specific section requirements, (i.e. seniors only), and will display the course description with pre-requisites.

The approval of the Registrar is required if you are attempting to schedule more than 20 credit hours.

To drop a course

  • Select the course by clicking the box to the left of it
  • Click Drop

When you register and/or change your course schedule, you are responsible for obtaining a copy of your schedule and bill via your MySSU account or by visiting the Student Business Center, where all student fees are collected. If you can't pay the entire amount all at once, staff in the Student Business Center will be glad to tell you about their Short Term Loan Payment Plan. It allows you to spread payments over the term and may make it easier for you to attend college.

Note: You must pay all tuition and fees, or enroll in the budget Payment Plan, by the deadline date. If you haven't done so by that time, you will be assessed a Late Payment Fee.

Prerequisites

Many courses at the University require the satisfaction of prerequisites prior to enrolling in the course. Prerequisites may be met by successful completion of the prior courses listed or by placement, via testing, in the course.

Time Conflicts

If you wish to enroll in courses that conflict, you must have the permission of each department for each conflicting course. Contact each department for approval.

Registration Holds

If you have a "hold" on your registration, you will not be permitted to complete your registration until the hold has been released by the initiating office. The possible holds and office locations follow:

Office Location Phone
Student Business Center University Center 2nd Floor (740) 351-4357
Registrar's Office University Center 2nd Floor (740) 351-3181
Bursar's Office University Center 2nd Floor (740) 351-3279
Security Security Office (740) 351-3243
Student Activities/Housing University Center (740) 351-3217

 

Pass/No-Credit Grading Option

The pass/no-credit option is designed to permit you to take a select number of courses for which no traditional letter grade (of "A" through "F") is recorded on your grade report and transcript. If you wish to take a course on a pass/no-credit basis, you must complete the proper forms at the registrar's office within the first 14 calendar days of a regular term or the first 7 calendar days of a 5-week term. Your decision to take a class on a pass/no-credit option, you must have earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or better. First term freshmen are considered as having met the above requirement.

The pass/no-credit option is subject to the following restrictions:

  • You may complete up to 6 hours to be counted toward an associate degree or 12 hours to be counted toward a baccalaureate degree under this option.
  • You may take only one (1) course pass/no-credit per term.
  • Applicability of courses taken pass/no-credit toward your major program of study is subject to departmental approval.
  • To receive a grade of P (pass), you must earn a grade of C- or better in the course. If you do not receive a grade of C- or better, a grade of NC (no credit) is awarded.
  • A grade will be turned in at the regular grade-processing time and will be converted to a P or NC on the transcript by the Office of the Registrar.

Audit (Non-Credit)

You may elect to take a course for non-credit (audit) during the first 35 class days of a semester (17 days of the 5-week summer session) by completing the proper form in the Student Business Center. Election of this option may affect federal financial aid eligibility.

Credit Limitations

You will be limited to registering for a maximum of 20 credit hours per term. Additional credits may be added to your schedule by seeking approval of the Registrar, University Center 2nd Floor, but there is a tuition surcharge for enrolling in more than 18 credit hours in any given term.

Variable Credit Course

Some courses are offered for a variable number of credit hours and are identified in the course descriptions as being variable credit, but only for the credit hours listed in the printed course schedule. If you want to register for variable credits other than what is listed, you must go in person to the Student Business Center, University Center 2nd floor, to have the hours changed to reflect the correct amount of credit you wish to attempt for the course.

Course Credit By Arrangement

Students have the opportunity to fulfill requirements for selected courses offered at Shawnee State University via independent study or specially arranged instruction. If you are interested in pursuing this educational option, you should first secure the advice of your faculty advisor as to its appropriateness for your program of study. You should then contact the appropriate dean, director, or chairperson. This individual, after consultation with appropriate faculty, makes a determination as to the feasibility of your request and will help you complete the Credit by Arrangement form. You may earn up to 12 credit hours toward graduation in this manner, with all credit being considered resident credit, but you are limited to 6 hours of credit by arrangement per semester. Students enrolling in a course by arrangement have until the date grades are due for the current semester to have all work completed in the course.

Credit hours attempted/earned via this option will count toward full-time student status. See the fee schedule for course by arrangement fees. Credit hours attempted via this option may count towards financial aid eligibility.

Withdrawing Completely

Should your circumstances warrant a complete withdrawal from the University, you must contact the Student Business Center to complete the proper form. The staff will direct you to the Student Success Center where proper information is given regarding the possible academic and financial aid ramifications of complete withdrawal. Many times, staff in the Success Center can provide alternatives so that departure can be avoided. It is never advisable to withdraw from the University without first speaking to a representative from the Success Center. Additionally, re-entry into the University is made more convenient for you by the Center's staff.

Upon withdrawal from the University, grades for scheduled classes are recorded as withdrawals (WD). See the fee schedule for our refund policy.

If you do not follow the withdrawal procedure, you are considered enrolled in the class and are graded accordingly.

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