Returning students register prior to the start of the new term. They may register in person at The Office of the Registrar or online by clicking here. Whether students register in person or online, they must meet with their academic advisor prior to registration. New Main Campus Division students will register at the time of their scheduled placement exam, or prior to the start of each semester. No credit will be given for a course unless the student is officially registered in that course prior to the close of the registration period.
The Office of the Registrar has available a schedule of classes prior to the beginning of each term. The schedule includes the courses that will be offered, the days and times at which they meet, and the name of the instructor. It also contains instructions for registration as well as other information, including the University Calendar. The University reserves the right to withdraw a course from the schedule up to and including the first week of classes. The University also sets limits on the number of students who may enroll in a class.
Students may make changes to their schedule during the "add/drop" period at the start of a term. A schedule change consists of adding or dropping a course or changing from one course section to another. Students may add a course or make a section change during the first week of a semester. Students attending accelerated or summer sessions may add a course or make a section change prior to the second class session. The student's schedule changes must be approved by his or her advisor.
Students registered for 12 or more credits are considered full-time students. Students registered for 11 or fewer credits are considered part-time students. The maximum course load is 18 credits. Students wishing to register for 18 credits or more a term (August-December or January-May) must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In no instance will a student be permitted to carry more than 21 credits.
When completing their schedules, students must take into account the time commitment required by the courses in which they enroll. Students should anticipate that for every hour they spend in the classroom, they will typically be expected to spend two hours preparing for class. Thus, a three-credit course at Post will require the student to budget at least 8 to 9 hours every week for that course.
Students may repeat a course as often as they wish. When a course is repeated, each repetition appears on the transcript, but only the most recent grade is included in the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
An international student attending the University in F-1 status is required by immigration regulations to be "pursuing a full course of study" in order to maintain his/her immigration status. For undergraduate students, "a full-course of study" is a minimum 12 credit hours. If a student wishes to reduce his or her course load to fewer than 12 credits, the student must first consult with the International Student Advisor and then his or her Academic Advisor. The student must obtain the Academic Advisor's signature on the "Add/Drop" form and submit a copy of the form to the International Student Advisor before the add/drop date. The following are limited, but important exceptions to the "full course of study" requirement:
International students in their final semester of study may take fewer than 12 credits if no more are required for him or her to complete the degree.