Registrar

Registration

How do I register for classes?

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.

When can I register?

Registration for the fall semester begins in mid-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.

I missed my priority registration time. When can I register?

Your assigned priority registration time is the first opportunity you have to register. You may register any time thereafter until the beginning of classes.

How do I add/drop a class?

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. For a 16 week class in the fall or spring, you may add classes through the end of the first week of the semester. For a 16 week class in the fall or spring, you may drop a class through the end of the fourth week of class and receive a percentage of a refund. 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 Fees chart in the printed Schedule of Classes, on the Registrar's office Web site, or on the Bursar's Office Web site for detailed information. Note: Day 1 is the first day of the term/part of term. All calendar days are counted, including weekends.

How do I withdraw from a class?

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. For a 16 week class in the fall or spring, you may withdraw from classes through the end of the ninth week of the semester. The deadline for the last day to withdraw from a class varies based on the number of weeks a class meets. See the Last Day to Withdraw column in the Refund of Fees chart in the printed Schedule of Classes and on Registrar's office Web site for detailed information. Students who stop attending a class without officially withdrawing from the class will receive a failing grade.

How do I withdraw from the university?

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.

If I withdraw from the university, can I return?

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.

How do I withdraw from a course or all my courses after the deadline to withdraw?

Normally, withdrawing from a class is prohibited after the withdrawal deadline. Requests for exceptions to this policy will be considered only for urgent, non-academic reasons which are clearly beyond the student's control. To petition for late withdrawal from one or more, but not all of your courses, you must complete a "Late Partial Withdrawal Form". Completion of the form requires that you obtain the signatures of the instructor(s) of the class(es) from which you wish to withdraw. Late Partial Withdrawal forms are available in the office of your academic department/unit. After completing the form, return it to your academic advisor. Your academic advisor will make a recommendation to your academic dean/division director, who will make the final decision regarding your request.

If you wish to withdraw from ALL of your courses ("Late Full Withdraw") , your petition must be made through the Dean of Students office. If your petition is approved, you will be assigned a grade of "W" in the class(es) from which you have withdrawn. If your petition is not approved, you may choose to continue attending the class(es) and receive whatever grade is earned or you may choose to discontinue attending without a formal withdrawal and receive a grade of F.

What is the difference between dropping and withdrawal from a course?

Dropping is only done during the refund period and courses are deleted from your record. Withdrawals involve no refund and a "W" grade will remain on your record. However, this "W" grade does not get calculated in your grade point average (gpa).

Do I have to inform the instructor when dropping or withdrawing from a course?

No. The instructor will know when he/she views the class roster.

I stopped attending class(es).Will I be automatically dropped from the class(es)?

Stopping class attendance does not constitute a drop or withdrawal; you must formally process an add/drop through myIPFW or in person with your academic advisor, at your departmental office, or at the Registrar's office. If you stop attending a class and do not officially withdraw from it, you will be responsible for any outstanding fees and receive a grade of F for that course.

How can I get instructions or assistance with registering?

Assistance with registration is available from your academic advisor, or your academic school/department/division. Instructions for online registration are available here.

How do I get a myIPFW username and password?

After being admitted to IPFW, go to myIPFW and click on First Time User. Read the first five pages of the Account Management Service form, clicking Continue at the bottom of each page. At step 5, type Yes to agree to the terms of use and click Continue. At step 6, enter the requested identifying information and click Continue. At step 7, follow the directions to set up a password and security question/answer. Be sure to write down the username you are provided and the password you enter.

What if I don't remember my myIPFW username and password?

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, helpdesk@ipfw.edu).

Where do I get technical support for myIPFW and/or OASIS?

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, helpdesk@ipfw.edu). Technical support for OASIS is available on the Registrar's office Registration Web pages or directly from the Registrar's office.

I can't log in or access myIPFW. What should I do?

If you are an admitted IPFW student who has never used myIPFW before, click the "First-time user" link on the myIPFW login page and follow the instructions.

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, helpdesk@ipfw.edu).

I can't log in or access OASIS. What should I do?

If you receive an error message that your OASIS 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 OASIS account enabled. If you get a failed login message, come to the Registrar's office (KT 107) with a photo ID to have your OASIS 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.

I am trying to register and have received an error message? What should I do?

Explanation of error messages and possible solutions are available here.

I can't add/drop online. What should I do?

You can register for classes, and add/drop classes in person with your academic advisor or in the Registrar's office. You will need to complete a registration or add/drop form.

I tried to register but I have a hold on my records. What should I do?

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.

Is myIPFW or OASIS down?

If myIPFW or OASIS are unavailable, a message should be posted on the login page providing additional information, including how long the outage is expected to last.

How many hours are full-time?

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 9 or more credits during a semester; and part-time when enrolled in 8 or fewer credits during a semester.

How can I audit a class?

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.

What does it mean to take a class pass/not-pass?

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.

  • You may not elect this option for courses that fulfill specific graduation requirements other than total number of credits (i.e., only for "free-elective" courses).
  • You may not elect this option for more than 20 percent of the credits required for graduation.
  • You may not elect this option for any course in which you have already earned a grade of A, B, C, D, or F.

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).

Where can I find all the important dates and deadlines regarding registration?

Important dates and deadlines appear in a number of university publications including the printed Schedule of Classes, the University Bulletin, the Student Handbook Planner, the IPFW Web site and myIPFW.

Is there a waiting list for closed classes?

Yes, 

How can I get a printed copy of my class schedule?

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.

I have registered for classes but I can't pay the fees by the payment deadline. What will happen?

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.

The class I registered for doesn't show up when I login to eLearning. What should I do?

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, helpdesk@ipfw.edu) and your instructor. Additional eLearning information is available here: http://elearning.ipfw.edu/

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