Typically, all course registration is completed online through myIPFW. Instructions for online registration are available here. Alternately, registration may be completed in person with your academic advisor, at your departmental office, or at the Registrar's office.
Registration for the fall semester begins in late March, and registration for the spring and summer semesters begins in mid-October. Registration continues through the beginning of classes. Your initial registration for each semester must occur according to the timetables for registration established each semester and published in the printed Schedule of Classes or online here. Just prior to the beginning of priority registration, all continuing and newly admitted students are assigned a time to register according to their class standing, and this assignment can be viewed in myIPFW. During the priority registration weeks, graduate students, seniors and students expecting to graduate in the upcoming semester are eligible to register beginning the first week; juniors and students active in the Honors program are eligible to register beginning the second week; sophomores are eligible to register beginning the third week; and freshmen and all other students are eligible to register beginning the fourth week.
Your assigned priority registration time is the first opportunity you have to register. You may register any time thereafter until the beginning of classes.
After your initial registration and before appropriate deadlines, you may revise your schedule by processing an add/drop through myIPFW or by submitting an add/drop form with appropriate signatures to your department or the Registrar's office. To drop a clourse during the 100% refund period you must complete a drop/add form or submit the change via myIPFW. To withdraw from a course after the 100% refund period you must submit a withdraw form via myIPFW and follow the course withdraw procedures required by the Center for Student Success and Transitions. The percent of refund and the refund deadline for dropped classes varies based on the number of weeks a class meets. See the Refund of Fee Schedule for detailed information. Note: Day 1 is the first day of the term/part of term. All calendar days are counted, including weekends.
After your initial registration and before appropriate deadlines, you may withdraw from a class by processing a withdrawal through myIPFW or by submitting an add/drop form to your department or the Registrar's office. During the 100% refund period you must complete a drop/add form or submit the change via myIPFW. For more information about refund periods see the Refund of Fee Schedule. After the 100% refund period you must submit a withdraw form via myIPFW and follow the course withdraw procedures required by the Center for Student Success and Transitions. The deadline for the last day to withdraw from a class varies based on the number of weeks a class meets. Students who stop attending a class without officially withdrawing from the class will receive a failing grade.
Withdrawal from the university is accomplished by withdrawing from each course in which you are enrolled. Students who stop attending the university without officially withdrawing from their classes will receive a failing grade in each class. Please contact the Center for Student Success and Transitions for additional information.
Yes. When you withdraw from the university, you are doing so for a specific semester. If you do not return within one academic year, you will have to apply for re-entry in the Admissions office.
Withdrawal from a course(s) and ALL courses before withdrawal deadline
Subject to the time limits specified in the IPFW Master Detail Calendar and the published Fee Refund Schedule-and in the absence of any allegation of academic dishonesty in the course(s) and any pertinent hold(s) or encumbrance - a student may officially withdraw from a course by completing the Course Withdrawal (After Full Refund Period) form found within myIPFW.
For regular 16-week courses:
First Week of Classes: This is the Add/Drop period and students may drop courses on their myIPFW. Course is not recorded on record.
Weeks 2-9: Students must submit the Course Withdrawal (After Full Refund Period) form found within myIPFW. The course is recorded with a grade of W on the student record. Please refer to the Fee Refund Schedule for refund information.
Weeks 10-16: Courses may not be withdrawn during this period except for extenuating circumstances outside of a student’s control. Such withdrawals will not be approved if sought because of poor performance in the course. If a late-withdrawal is approved, the course(s) is recorded with a grade of W on the student record.
After the end of the Week 16: A course grade may be changed only by following the grade appeal procedure.
NOTE: All deadlines and time periods will be prorated for courses offered during a period of time that differs from a regular 16-week semester.
Withdrawal from a course(s) and ALL courses after the specified Withdrawal deadline for the term
A Late Withdrawal is defined as a withdrawal due to circumstances reasonably beyond the control of the student from any or all classes, after the deadline for the last day to withdraw. Specific deadlines for the last day to withdraw for a term are published in the Fee Refund Schedule. A Petition for Late Withdrawal will be considered only for non-academic reasons and will be treated with the greatest degree of confidentiality possible. Once final grades have been submitted, a student is ineligible for a late withdrawal except for extreme and well-documented circumstances.
If a Petition for Late Withdrawal is granted, the Registrar’s Office will notify the professors of the withdrawn courses, and Student Success and Transitions will notify the student. There may be financial and academic consequences related to withdrawal. If a Petition for Late Withdrawal is granted a student may then submit an application for an Appeal of Fees through the Registrar’s Office.
Dropping is only done during the 100% refund period and courses are deleted from your record. Withdrawals may involve a partial refund. Please refer to the Refund of Fee Schedule for complete information. If you withdraw from a course a "W" grade will remain on your record. However, this "W" grade does not get calculated in your grade point average (GPA).
No. The instructor will know when he/she views the class roster.
Stopping class attendance does not constitute a drop or withdrawal. During the 100% refund period you must formally process a drop through myIPFW or in person with your academic advisor, at your departmental office, or at the Registrar's office. After the 100% refund period you must submit a withdraw form via myIPFW and follow the course withdraw procedures required by the Center for Student Success and Transitions. If you stop attending a class and do not officially withdraw/drop from it, you will be responsible for any outstanding fees and receive a grade of F for that course.
Assistance with registration is available from your academic advisor, or your academic school/department/division. Instructions for online registration are available here.
Click on the Forgot username/password? link on the myIPFW login page. Follow the instructions to receive your username and/or reset your password. If you need additional assistance, contact the IT Services Help Desk (KT 206, 260-481-6030, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Technical support for myIPFW is available on the IT Services frequently asked questions Web page or directly from the IT Services Help Desk (KT 206, 260-481-6030, email@example.com). Technical support for OASIS is available on the Registrar's office Registration Web pages or directly from the Registrar's office.
If you have forgotten your myIPFW username or password, click the "Forgot username/password?" link on the myIPFW login page. You will need your last name, birth date and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number or your 9 digit Student ID to obtain your forgotten username, and the answer to your security question to reset your password. Other login problems should be directed to the IT Services Help Desk (KT 206, 260-481-6030, firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you receive an error message that your account has been disabled for too many log in attempts, come to the Registrar's office (KT 107) with a photo ID to have your account enabled. If you get a failed login message, come to the Registrar's office (KT 107) with a photo ID to have your access reviewed. On the failed login page, you can attempt to login manually using your student ID number for the user ID and your birthdate (MMDDYY) for the PIN.
Explanation of error messages and possible solutions are available here.
You can register for classes, and add/drop classes in person with your academic advisor or in the Registrar's office. To drop a class during the 100% refund period you will need to complete an add/drop form. To withdraw from a course after the 100% refund period please contact the Center for Student Success and Transitions.
To find out more information about the hold(s) on your records, go to the Academic Profile channel on the Enrollment tab in myIPFW and click on the Holds link. This will show you detailed information about the hold(s) on your records, including contact information for the department that has placed the hold. You must contact each department and take action to release each hold before registration will be possible.
If myIPFW is unavailable, a message should be posted on the log in page providing additional information, including how long the outage is expected to last.
For most purposes, undergraduate students are considered to be full-time students when enrolled in 12 or more credits during a semester; and part-time students when enrolled in 11 or fewer credits during a semester. Graduate students are considered to be full-time students when enrolled in 8 or more credits during a semester; and part-time when enrolled in 7 or fewer credits during a semester.
A student that audits a course will enroll in the course, attend class and pay full fees, but will not receive a grade or credit for the course. The grade mode of audit may not be selected during online registration. Effective Fall 2013, if you wish to select the audit option for a class DURING the first week of the semester (or equivalent for a summer session), follow normal registration or drop-add procedures and indicate audit (A), beside the appropriate class(es) on your registration drop/add card. Advisor signature is required during the first week of the semester (or equivalent during a summer session) on the registration drop/add card.
If you wish to select the audit option AFTER the first week of the semester (or equivalent for a summer session), you must complete a "Petition for Late Audit" form, available from the registrar's office (KT 107). A "Petition for Late Audit" form requires the signature or written acknowledgement from the course instructor, your academic advisor and approval from a representative of the financial aid office. Changing a class to the audit option may only occur during the first six weeks of the semester (or equivalent during the summer session). Regular course fees will be assessed.
Audited courses appear on the transcript records of IU students as a grade of NC (No-Credit) and appear on Purdue transcripts as a grade of AU (Audit). Shifts between audit and regular credit will not be made after the deadline specified in the academic calendar.
Note: A course [credit hours] in audit status is not included in the calculation to determine enrollment status (Full-time or Part-time) which is reported to the National Student Clearinghouse for loan deferment purposes.
The pass/not-pass grade option provides a limited opportunity for you to take "free electives" with minimal concern for grades you earn. You must fulfill the same requirements as others enrolled in courses for which you elect this alternative. Instructors are not advised that you have registered for their courses under this option. Your use of this option is subject to the three general limitations listed below. However, your school/division or department may impose additional restrictions.
If you earn a grade of A, B, or C under this option, it will be changed to a grade of P by the Registrar and posted to your transcript. However, if you are enrolled at IPFW as an Indiana University student, grades of D or F that you earn under this option will be posted to your transcript without change. If you are enrolled at IPFW as a Purdue University student, grades of D or F which you earn under this option will be changed by the Registrar to a grade of NP and will be posted to your official transcript as a grade of N. Grades of P and NP (or N) are not used in the computation of your grade point average (GPA).
You may print your class schedule through myIPFW. Links to a Summary Schedule of Classes, a Detailed Schedule of Classes or a Week at a Glance-Graphic Schedule are available in the Student Services channel on the Enrollment tab in myIPFW. You may also get a printed copy of your class schedule at the Registrar's office.
All questions about billing and payment should be directed to the Bursar's office.
If you are not able to pay all your fees by the deadline, IPFW offers a deferred payment plan. If you wish to take advantage of a payment plan, you may enroll through myIPFW. A detailed calendar that outlines the Bursar's billing and collection procedures is available here: www.ipfw.edu/financial/payments-refunds. The university reserves the right to administratively remove you from your classes for failure to pay your fees, but you will still owe the fees for these classes.
Be sure you have properly registered for the class by checking your class schedule in myIPFW. After registering for class, allow 24 hours for eLearning to be updated. If after 24 hours the class still does not show up in eLearning, contact the IT Services Help Desk (KT 206, 260-481-6030, email@example.com) and your instructor. Additional eLearning information is available here: http://elearning.ipfw.edu/