Courses and Registration

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Fall 2020 Registration

The last day to add or drop a full-semester or first quarter course for the fall semester is Monday, August 17

Students who stop attending a course after August 17 must come to the Registrar's Office and complete a withdrawal slip. Withdrawal deadlines are as follows:

  • The last day to withdraw from a first quarter course is September 15. (First quarter courses only meet during the first half of the fall semester.)
  • The last day to withdraw from a second quarter course is October 28. (Second quarter courses only meet during the second half of the fall semester.)
  • The deadline to withdraw from a full-semester course is October 28.

Spring 2021 Registration

The Spring registration schedule is as follows:

  • Seniors and Post-Baccalaureates  begin Monday, October 19
  • Juniors – begin Wednesday, October 21
  • Sophomores – begin Monday, October 26
  • Freshmen – begin Wednesday, October 28

Online registration opens at 6:00 a.m. on the above dates and will remain open until the end of free add/drop on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Students are expected to complete all of their general education, minor, major, and program requirements as spelled out in the academic handbook. As per university policy, students are the stewards of their education and schedules. They thus should work closely with their advisors throughout their time on campus in order to ensure that they fulfill all of their requirements for graduation.  

Submit the completed form to the Registrar. Forms are also available in the Registrar's Office.

Course Substitutions

Substitutions require the use of the course substitution form. Substitution forms require:

  1. The consent of the student’s advisor
  2. Approval by the chair of the department (If major, minor, or program)

OR

  1. Approval by the General Education Coordinator (if course is in General Education)

Course Substitution Form

Course Waivers

Waivers only will be given in extenuating circumstances and only if a course substitution is impractical. Waivers require the use of the course waiver form.

Waiver forms require:

  1. The consent of the student’s advisor
  2. Approval by the chair of the department (If major, minor, or program)

OR

  1. Approval by the General Education Coordinator (if course is in General Education)

Course Waiver Form

Course Overloads

Students who wish to take more than 18 hours in a semester must use this form. Describe the reason or rationale for the request, and submit it to your advisor for approval and signature.

After receiving the advisor’s signature submit it to the registrar’s office. The registrar will verify your cumulative GPA and successful hours and submit it to the provost for a decision. The registrar’s office will notify you of the outcome.

Course Overload Form

Special Course Options

UNL-Concordia Nebraska Specially Arranged Courses

Students in Business-Agricultural, Geography, Spanish or R.O.T.C. programs may be eligible for enrollment in courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln via an arrangement between the universities. Guidelines may be found here. Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.

Concordia University System Exchange Program

Students may study for a semester at any one of Concordia Seward’s sister institutions: Ann Arbor, Chicago, Mequon, Portland, Selma, Austin, Irvine, New York, and St. Paul. Acceptance is determined by the host institution and not guaranteed. General information on the arrangement may be found here. Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information or to submit an application.

CUS Visiting Student Application

Credit-by-examination

The credit-by-examination program offers qualified students an opportunity to earn university credit by successfully completing examinations in areas recommended by the departments and approved by the Provost.

Students receiving the equivalent of an A or B on the examinations will be given credit for the course upon full payment of the total testing and/or recording fees involved. (Course fees are available in the academic catalog or from Student Financial Services.) Criteria to determine these letter grades will be established by each department for each examination. Departments may give students the option to have either the achieved grade of A or B or a grade of P (Pass) entered on his/her official transcript.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.