Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Registration and Confirmation for Traditional Program

The terms "registration" or "registered" denote that the student has met with an academic advisor and scheduled courses in the computer database. The University Registrar’s Office oversees this process of course scheduling and registration. Credit may only be earned in courses for which the student is properly registered. For first-time freshmen, registration for the fall semester and January term is normally done at the New Student Orientation sessions during the summer. Freshmen unable to attend New Student Orientation must contact the Registrar for registration information. Once a new transfer student is accepted and has paid a deposit, he or she may register any time beginning June 1 through the University Registrar’s Office. All new students beginning in spring semester may schedule courses through the Registrar’s Office at any time during the fall semester subsequent to being accepted for admission and paying their deposit. Once classes have begun, new students wishing to enroll in the current semester need prior approval from the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and the University Registrar.

Returning student course scheduling is conducted during announced registration periods. Spring semester scheduling for first time freshmen is conducted in the fall with the academic advisor. All returning students may schedule courses for the following school year with the academic advisor during the spring semester at a time announced by the Registrar’s Office. Summer term registration is conducted during the spring as announced by the Registrar or the Academic Affairs Office.

Students who complete registration early in the process have a better opportunity to enroll in courses and sections, given that courses are closed once the assigned number of students has been reached. The goal is for all students to complete course registration prior to the announced deadlines. Students are responsible for all courses listed in their registration. A fuller description of registration policies and specific procedures is provided periodically by the University Registrar’s Office.

The terms "confirmation" or "confirmed" denote that the student has made proper payment arrangements with the Student Financial Services Office through the web portal at and have been cleared to attend classes and move into residence halls (as applicable). Specific instructions for confirmation are listed under the Financial Information portion of the Catalog. Students must confirm their registration (i.e., scheduled courses) and make financial arrangements prior to the beginning of each semester. The confirmation process may be completed online through the portal website, and includes updating personal information, submitting the student accounts invoice, and making appropriate payments. Once all steps have been completed, Student Financial Services will process the information and change the student’s status to "confirmed". The confirmation process may also be completed on campus at the Student Financial Services window in Founders Hall. The deadline to confirm is August 10 for fall semester, December 15 for January term, and January 11 for spring semester. Summer confirmation procedures and deadlines are communicated during summer course registration.

Only those students with a confirmed status are cleared to move into the residence halls or attend classes. Should a student have special circumstances or paperwork still in process, permission to attend classes may be obtained from Student Financial Services for late confirmation while the situation is being resolved. Students who have not confirmed by the tenth day of classes may be disenrolled from the University. Additionally, new students who have not completed their admissions file by the tenth day of classes may be disenrolled. Specific questions about confirmation policies should be addressed to the Student Financial Services Office in Founders Hall.