Academic and Registration Policies
ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND POLICY
See the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies.
CORE CURRICULUM/GENERAL EDUCATION
2011, 2012, 2013 Catalogs Core Curriculum Requirements
2010 Catalog General Education Requirements
2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 Catalogs General Education Requirements
ALTERNATIVE CREDIT POLICY AND EQUIVALENCIES
College Level Examination Program
Note: a student may earn credit for an equivalent Viterbo Unversity
course only once, regardless of the number of exams taken or scores
achieved. I.e. a student can't earn ENGL-104 credit for both the AP
Literature exam and for the A-1 Higher Level International Baccalaureate
These lists are subject to change and credit is awarded based on current policy.
RETROACTIVE LANGUAGE CREDIT
Additional credit for previous elementary and intermediate Spanish
courses may be awarded. See the department chairperson or the Undergraduate Catalog for more
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE AND POLICY
- Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. He or she has your registration date and time.
- Once your registration date and time has arrived, you can register for your courses online in VitNet. Detailed instructions are available in the VitNet Students Menu under "Student Help Documents/Links".
will not be allowed to register online for any class for which you do
not meet the prerequisite, for classes that overlap in time, or for
classes that are closed. In any of these situations, you will need to
obtain the proper signatures on an override form and bring it to the
Registrar's Office to register. (See Overrides section on this page for
- You may make changes to your schedule in
VitNet any time after your initial registration time through the first
week of classes. Changes after the first week of classes will need to
be made in the Registrar's Office and must be made by the deadlines
published in the fall or spring important dates (see left menu).
NOTE: Summer Session registration varies in procedure and registration, please see the Summer Important Dates and Registration Information for information pertaining to Summer Session registration.
Schedule changes (add or drop) may be made via the VitNet online system any time after a student's initial registration time through the first week of the semester. After the first week of the semester, courses may no longer be added, and dropping a course must be done by completing a change of schedule form available in the Registrar's Office. The form must be properly completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office by 4:00 p.m. of the deadline day. When students wish to change a section or credit value for a class, they must drop and then add the class. These changes must also be completed by the end of the first week of the semester. Compressed courses may not be added after the first class meeting. Drop dates for half-term and full-semester courses are listed with the fall or spring important dates. For courses offered for time frames other than half- and full-term, see the Registrar's Office guidelines for drop dates (pdf). Please see the Business Office for information about tuition refunds.
APPLIED MUSIC COURSES
Any student desiring college credit in applied music must obtain the consent of the instructor. Course sections and instructors are listed in VitNet.
BUSINESS OFFICE CHECK-IN
The Business Office requires all students to make a down-payment, exclusive of financial aid and any deposits, during the first 3 days of the semester. Not doing so may result in a fine and removal from courses. In addition, all past due balances must be paid in full before the mandatory confirmation with the Business Office. Students receive information regarding this process from the Business Office before the start of the semester.
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
Viterbo University's inclement weather plan is invoked only in the most serious times, when conditions make travel to and from campus dangerously imprudent or other events cause serious safety concerns. However, in case of severe weather, conditions throughout the region vary significantly. Individuals should exercise prudence in determining the safety of a commute from their respective location. If the condition warrants, suitable arrangements between instructor and student will be made to make up for the absence. If students are not able to come to class, they should contact their instructors as soon as possible. In the event that all classes are canceled, the local media will be notified. For information about individual class cancellations, instructors should post cancellations to Moodle.
Full-time credit load is 12 or more credits for undergraduate students during a traditional fall or spring term. To provide student success in the classroom, a student may not take more than 20 credits per semester, including summer, and no more than 10 credits in a seven week session.
Full-time credit load for graduate students is 6 or more credits during a traditional fall or spring term. Half-time graduate credit load is 3 credits or more.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: INTERNSHIPS
Internships are available in specific departments each semester. Consent
of instructor for internships must be sought prior to registration and
the experience must occur during the semester of registration. To
register for an internship, complete and return a change of schedule
form with the instructor's signature to the Registrar's Office.
Internships designated as 287 are for freshmen and sophomore students;
those designated as 487 are for juniors and seniors. All internships
are graded Credit or No Credit.
Grades for the fall and spring
semesters are due to the Office of the Registrar no later than noon on
the Tuesday after finals week. Faculty, however, may submit grades upon
course completion. To accommodate faculty submitting grades throughout
the semester, grades will be posted to students' official records every
Friday beginning mid-semester. Students may view posted grades in
VitNet. Faculty teaching full-semester courses are also required to
submit mid-term grades for students. The mid-term grades should aid the
student in assessing his or her progress in the course. The grade is
for use by the student, faculty, and advisor only and is not noted on
the student's official record. Students may view mid-term grades in
Students graduating at the end of the semester of registration should complete the online Application for Degree form when they register. This form
indicates the intent to graduate and is used to provide information to
students concerning graduation, as well as provide Viterbo University
with information to order diplomas and caps and gowns. Information
concerning graduation will be sent by the Commencement Committee (to the
current local address on file) approximately mid-semester. The deadline
for the receipt of this form is January 15th for May or summer
graduates and September 15 for December graduates.
Do not register for a class to
remove an incomplete grade. Once the course requirements are complete,
your instructor will submit a grade to remove the incomplete.
Many courses have capacity limits. These limits will be updated in "real
time" in VitNet and can be accessed for a course by doing a "Search for
Sections" and referencing the "Available/Capacity" column.
Please refer to the University Catalog for
a complete list of course restrictions and prerequisites. Course
prerequisites can also be viewed in VitNet by clicking on a course
section name and title. Course specific restrictions, such as junior
standing required, can also be viewed in VitNet on the search results
screen. You will not be permitted to register for courses for which you
do not meet the prerequisites, for courses that overlap in time, or for
courses that are closed. In any of these situations, you will need to
obtain the proper signatures on an override form and bring it to the
Registrar's Office to register. These forms are available in the Registrar's Office or on-line.
program or departmental requirements prevent it, students may repeat a
course. Only the last grade is used in computing the grade point
average. Grades from courses taken at another institution to replace
grades earned at Viterbo University will not be used in computing the
grade point average.
Please see the bookstore's Web page for more information about purchasing textbooks.
See the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog for policy on the following:
AUDITING A COURSE
WITHDRAWAL FROM VITERBO