March 2016

Undergraduate Midterm Grades

Midterm grading for Spring 2016 undergraduate courses is open. Grades are due on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:00 noon ET. Please review the Midterm Grading Instructions and submit grades for any of your undergraduate students who currently have a grade of C- or lower.

If none of your undergraduates currently have a grade of C- or lower, please send an email to Please be sure to note the course code and title when reporting that you have no grades to report. This email allows us to record your participation in midterm grading for the semester.

Summer and Fall Course Listings

The Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 Course Listings are now viewable online. Please remind your advisees to review course restrictions and prerequisites when selecting their courses!

Summer 2016 Registration

Summer 2016 registration opens online at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Please instruct any of your students who are planning on registering for summer courses to review the Summer 2016 Registration Information before March 14.

Summer Semester Payment Policy:

  • If students register from March 14–April 14: Full payment is due on April 15, 2015. If payment is not settled by the due date, course(s) will automatically be dropped. There are no exceptions.
  • If students register on or after April 15: Full payment is due immediately. If payment is not settled, course(s) will automatically be dropped. There are no exceptions.

Remember, Emerson’s online permission policies remain in effect for the summer term.

Fall 2016 Registration

As usual, both undergraduate and graduate students will be advised and register during the same time periods.

  • Advising (UG & GR students): March 14–25
  • Registration (UG & GR students): March 28–April 4

Check the Fall 2016 registration information to determine a student’s specific registration time.

As with any registration period, please review the Online Permission Instructions.

Last Day to Withdraw

Tuesday, April 12, is the last day for a student to withdraw from a course or from the College.

To withdraw from a course, a student must review Emerson’s Course Withdrawal Policy and submit a completed Course Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on April 12.

To withdraw from the College, students should review Emerson’s College Withdrawal Policy and turn in the appropriate paperwork by 5:00 p.m. on April 12.

Student Registration and Holds

If your office places holds on student accounts that prevent them from registering, you will hopefully be seeing an increase in student traffic before the registration period begins.

Most registration times begin at 7:00 a.m., when many offices are unavailable to clear holds for students (see registration times for details). Please encourage students to be proactive and resolve holds ahead of time.

Dates to Remember

March 14: Summer Registration Begins
March 17: Midterm Grades Due
March 14–25: UG and GR Advising
Mar 28–Apr 4: UG & GR Fall Registration

Spread the Word!

The Registrar’s Office is strongly encouraging that, prior to their registration time, students:

  • Resolve their holds
  • Review course prerequisites and course restrictions
  • Obtain online permissions

These recommendations go a long way towards minimizing registration disappointment and reducing unpleasant surprises. Any assistance in spreading the word to students would be greatly appreciated!

Fall 2016 Waitlist Deadline

Students will be able to join a waitlist for Fall 2016 courses until Thursday, April 28. Students will not be able to join a waitlist after this date.

Waitlists will continue to function through September 2, the Friday before classes begin.

Quick Links:

Course Listings
Summer 2016 Registration Info
Fall 2016 Registration Times
Registration Instructions
Granting Registration Permissions
Using DegreeWorks