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Freshmen normally preregister at designated times during the spring or summer preceding their first enrollment. Returning students normally preregister for the following semester during pre-designated advising weeks. These students may adjust their schedules before or at the start of each semester. Students are responsible for planning their program of study and for fulfilling graduation requirements in consultation with, and with the approval of, their advisor.

Students must complete registration during the designated times. Credit is not allowed for a course unless the student is properly registered. Lindsey Wilson reserves the right to administratively withdraw any student who has not attended a class during the first five days of a fall or spring semester.

Advisor Guidance

Incoming freshmen (0-23 hours of college credit) will be contacted by a Freshman Advisor in the Academic Success Center to discuss their initial advising needs. Students who have earned 24 or more hours of college credit will work with a faculty advisor as discussed in the following paragraph.

The Registrars Office assigns a faculty or staff member as an academic advisor to those students who have earned 24 or more hours of college credit. When students select a major, they ordinarily are assigned to an adviser in that field. Every student is responsible for planning and managing his or her own academic program. Students are required, however, to consult with their academic advisor before registering for courses each semester. Students registering electronically must obtain their PIN (personal identification number) from their adviser. Students registering in traditional paper mode must have their advisor sign their registration forms.

Late Registration

e-register during the preceding spring semester will be assessed a $30 late registration fee. Similarly, new and returning students who do not complete registration confirmation by the first day of classes are subject to the same fee.

Changes in Registration: Adding and/or Dropping a Course

Adding a course, dropping a course, or changing from one section of a course to another section of the same course requires the approval of the advisor and the instructor for each course involved as indicated on the Add/Drop Form. The change must be reported to the Business Office and the Registrar's Office on a Add/Drop Form, which may be obtained from the Registrar's Office. Permission to add courses will not be given after the last date for late registration. Authorization for withdrawal from a course will not be made later than 30 days before the end of a semester.

If changes are not properly approved and officially reported as stated above, students will receive a grade of F in the courses for which they are officially registered, and they will be charged for all such courses. Students will not receive credit for changed or added courses unless they officially register for grades on those courses.

Course Withdrawal

When withdrawal from a course is properly authorized and submitted to the Registrar's Office, the course will appear on the students record with a designation of W (withdrawn). No course withdrawals are permitted during the last 30 class days of the semester.

Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete an Add/Drop Form, including instructor and advisor signatures, and submit it to the Registrar's Office. Failure to do so will result in a grade of F for the course. Add/Drop Forms may be obtained from the Registrar's Office or the academic advisor.

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