Registration Policies

Registration Holds
Students with holds on their registration will not be able to register until the initiating offices have released the holds. If a student has a registration hold, a message will appear on their My.Wartburg home page. If a student is unable to access online registration during their designated dates, they will need to complete the onsite registration form and bring it to the Registrar’s Office after the hold is released. Typically, a registration hold is issued by the Business Office for an outstanding balance. All students must have their Winter/May Term bill paid in full before being cleared to register online or onsite. Students can check their financial account through My.Wartburg.

Credit Limits
A fulltime load is a minimum of 3 course credits for each Fall and Winter Term and 1 course credit for May Term. A typical load is 4 course credits for each Fall and Winter Term and 1 course credit for May Term. Online registration will not accept more than 4.5 course credits for either Fall or Winter Term. Overload credits must be registered though onsite registration. A Request for Variance is required to enroll in more than 5.0 course credits. Overload fees will be assessed as per college policy.

A prerequisite is a course or requirement that must be met before a student is permitted to enroll in a specific course or program. Students can view prerequisites online through My Wartburg, by selecting a specific course through Course Search. The course description page offers students information to assist them in selecting appropriate courses for their schedule.

Wait Lists
Students may enroll in a waitlisted course. Students should be aware that registering in a waitlisted course during their registration dates does not preclude them from being added to the class roster. Final course rosters are determined by class seniority and need during the three days following each student’s classification registration dates. Students who are still on a wait list at the beginning of the week following their registration dates should contact their academic advisor to discuss options.

Schedule Changes
Students should clear all schedule changes with their advisor. Students can make approved changes to their schedule online during their two days designated for registration. Changes to a schedule after submission of the onsite registration form or after the online registration dates require submitting the appropriate add/drop card to the Registrar’s Office. Add/Drop cards are available in the Registrar’s Office.

Repeat Courses
Students may repeat courses to earn a different grade. The last grade earned will be calculated into the GPA and the student will only earn credit once even if a passing grade is received each time. Some classes at Wartburg are repeatable for credit and this distinction is noted in the course description.

During online registration, if a student registers for a course for which they have already earned credit, received an F or W, or which is in-progress, the following message will appear on the screen:

Note: this course is a repeat of a course which you have taken earlier. This is allowed.

Administrative Withdrawal Policy
Students who fail to attend the first two class meetings of a course (or the first class meeting of a course that meets once a week) without notifying the instructor will be dropped from the course by the Registrar’s Office, upon notification by the instructor.