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Registration FAQ for Current Students
How do I know the date and time for my enrollment appointment?
As a student, you have a specific date and time when you can start to register for classes. Enrollment appointments are based on the number of credits you have earned at Arrupe College--the more course credits you have earned, the earlier you get to register.
To find your enrollment appointment, go to your Student Center in LOCUS. Look for the box that lists "enrollment appointment."
How do I know which classes to register for?
Choose classes that fit your degree requirements.
If you have questions about your degree requirements, please talk to your faculty advisor.
What if there is a hold on my LOCUS account that stops me from registering for classes?
There are a variety of reasons why a hold might appear on your LOCUS account.
- Some holds appear because you need to complete an item from your LOCUS "To Do" List.
- If your hold is related to Financial Aid processing, please contact Viviana Arellano, Associate Director, Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org / 312.915.8973).
If you have questions about how to solve your holds, your faculty advisor can help you identify the steps that you need to take.
How many courses should I register for?
Each college course is worth a certain number of "credits" or "credit hours." Most classes are worth three credit hours each.
For Fall and Spring: A full-time course load typically means taking four courses (excluding ACUNI courses). These four courses will add up to a total of 12-14 credit hours, depending on whether each class is worth three or four credit hours.
For Summer: A full-time course load typically means taking two courses (excluding ACUNI courses). These four courses will add up to a total of 6-8 credit hours, depending on whether each class is worth three or four credit hours.
What if I want to take more classes?
You may take an additional course as long as you earned a 2.0 term GPA in your most recent semester at Arrupe, and as long as you have no more than 7 credits worth of W, WF, or F grades.
In Fall or Spring, taking an additional course means taking five courses (excluding ACUNI courses) for a total of 15 or more credit hours. In Summer, it means taking three courses (excluding ACUNI courses) for a total of 9 or more credit hours.
If you want to take an additional course, please speak with your faculty advisor about your plan. Once your advisor approves your plan, there are two ways to request an additional course:
- You can email Assistant Dean Nelly Marcial (email@example.com) with the name and section number of the course you wish to add. Make sure to include your faculty advisor on the email.
- Your advisor can email Assistant Dean Nelly Marcial.
Please note that seats must be available in the requested class. If no seats are available, you will not be added.
What if I want to take fewer classes?
At Arrupe, students are expected to attend college full-time. Part-time attendance is defined as fewer than 12 credits in Fall/Spring or fewer than 6 credits in Summer. Enrolling part-time can affect your financial aid, tuition charges, and date of anticipated graduation.
If you want to enroll part-time, please speak with your faculty advisor about your plan. Then submit the Part-Time Enrollment Request Form to the Associate Dean of Academics. Approval is at the discretion of the Associate Dean of Academics.
What should I do if I try to register and the class is full?
Talk to your Academic Advisor about other courses that fit your schedule, use your tracking sheet as a guide. In the case that you absolutely need the course, please complete the Closed Class Override Request Form. There are no guarantees that the override request will be met. Priority is given to students who need a class in order to complete their degree on time.