The following policy on Standard Class Meeting Times (SCMT) will be enforced by the Office of the Registrar for all academic departments.
Must be scheduled at 3:00 p.m. or later on M/W/F or at 3:30 p.m. or later on T/Th.
Must be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and must use the following time blocks:
Three-Hour Courses (Two Meetings per Week)
Those that meet twice per week must use the following time blocks:
Monday/Wednesday OR Wednesday/Friday
Three-Hour Courses (Three Meetings per Week)
Those that meet three times per week must be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and must use the following time blocks:
Must be scheduled on the hour four days a week.
Must be scheduled on the hour five days a week.
Courses that deviate from the above schedule will be restricted to being offered at 2:00 p.m. or later.
A Request for Variance Form is required every term for any courses falling outside of the Standard Class Meeting Times policy. It is important to note that it is not guaranteed that a course approved for a variance in prior terms will be approved for a present or future term.
Courses meeting during 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Mondays must also seek approval via a Request for Variance Form. However, in this instance, only your collegiate Dean's approval is required (i.e., there is no need to seek approval from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President).
Classroom priority will be given to courses that follow the Standard Class Meeting Time policy. Should an academic department submit courses that do not follow the Standard Class Meeting Times policy, and/or if a department fails to obtain approval via a Request for Variance Form, the Office of the Registrar will not list the course in the Schedule of Classes.
When approvals do not accompany the submitted Schedule of Classes, the process is delayed and puts us at risk of being unable to meet deadlines that will ensure timely distribution of the Schedule of Classes to students. Your cooperation and timeliness is greatly appreciated.
Procedures for Requesting a Variance:
Please use the Request for Variance Form for all requests.
Any request for a variance in standard class meeting times must be made through your collegiate Dean. The Dean will provide a recommendation on the request, and then he/she will forward the form on to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for a final decision. A Request for Variance Form must clearly articulate why such a variance should be approved.
If the request is approved, the department will submit the form with ALL approval signatures, along with their class schedule, to the Office of the Registrar.