Catalog 2010-2012

Enrollment and Registration Procedures


Organization by Semesters. The university operates on the semester basis. This means that the work during the academic year is divided into two semesters of approximately sixteen weeks each (15 weeks of instruction and 1 week of final exams). One semester hour of credit is based on one hour of work per week for fifteen weeks.

Summer Sessions. The 2010, 2011, and 2012 summer sessions will include a full eight-week session, two six-week sessions, three four-week sessions, and a number of special sessions and workshops of varying lengths. For information, write to the Office of the Registrar, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0006 or visit the Web site at

University Office Hours. The university's principle administrative offices are open from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year (from the beginning of the fall semester to spring commencement). During the remainder of the year (the summer months) the offices are open from 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Specific dates are determined yearly.

Students and their parents are invited to come to the campus to make arrangements for university enrollment. Such visits should be made on Mondays through Fridays to maximize exposure to the university and its services.

Offices are closed for university holidays (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).

The university's academic calendar and holidays are subject to approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.


Registration Procedures

New students, both graduate and undergraduate, cannot register for classes until all requirements for admission to the university are met.

After admission requirements are met, new graduate students will register in accordance with the procedures set out in the Schedule of Classes.

After admission requirements are met, new undergraduate students will receive their registration materials in connection with the orientation program provided for such students. Further instruction for completing registration will be given during the orientation program.

Former students returning to the university after an absence of a semester or more must file a notice of intent to register for the semester or summer session in which they plan to enroll. The notice of intent to register is filed with the Office of the Registrar. Specific information for each semester's registration procedures is given in the front section of the Schedule of Classes for that particular semester; this schedule is available at the Office of the Registrarb Web site:  Students can also access their registration information via the Web at or

Student Requests

Student requests are used by students to seek appropriate approval(s) for a variety of requests.

Undergraduate student requests are available on‑line through MyUNIverse at (under Student Request - Undergraduate).

Graduate students submit graduate student requests online through MyUNIverse.  For graduate students the link to the student request system is located in the Academics tab, on the MyUNIverse Student Center page, under the category Forms and Requests.  Graduate students click on the Student Request (Graduate) link, and follow instructions to write, submit, and review the approval status of all their student requests.