Registration Policies

Time of Registration

LeTourneau University students must register for courses prior to the beginning of each semester whether or not they attended the preceding semester.  Returning students will register online using My LETU at during the time designated for online registration.  Returning students must have all University financial accounts paid by the day before on-ground registration in order to have classes reserved for the fall semester.

Adding and Dropping Courses

After the first day of classes, students may add and/or drop courses subject to the deadlines given in the Academic Calendar.  Registration for added courses is complete when the student’s written request has been submitted to the Office of the Registrar.  Students may not add a course after the last day for adding courses (as specified in the Academic Calendar) without the approval of the Office of the Provost.  Students will not receive credit for a course for which they have not properly registered.

From the first day of classes through the last day to drop with no grade (as specified in the Academic Calendar), students may drop a course by submitting a written request to the Registrar's Office. If a student stops attending a course without formal withdrawal through the Registrar's Office, they are automatically given an “F” for that course.  When a student withdraws from a course before the last day for dropping courses with no grade, no record of such a course will appear on the permanent academic record.  After the last day for dropping a course with no grade, students may drop a course with a grade of W if the course is dropped before the deadline specified in the Academic Calendar by submitting an approved drop form (signed by the instructor and faculty advisor).  After the deadline for withdrawing from a course with a W has passed, students may not drop a course without receiving a grade of F (failure).

The responsibility for submitting course requests or “add” and “drop” forms to the Registrar's Office before the deadlines rests entirely with the student.  Failure to fulfill this responsibility because of oversight or ignorance is considered insufficient grounds to petition for permission to drop or add courses after the deadline.  No petitions for the retroactive dropping or adding of courses will be considered except under extenuating circumstances and must be approved by the Office of the Provost.

Auditing Courses

Students may audit lecture courses if they receive the approval of the instructor and the University Registrar.  Auditors must be registered and must have paid fees in order to attend a class.  No grade or credit is given for an audit.  Students auditing classes are not required to complete assignments or take examinations, nor may they claim credit for the course at a later date without officially enrolling and completing the course.  The deadline to change from audit to credit and the deadline to change from credit to audit is the same as for dropping a course with no grade (see the Academic Calendar).

Repeating Courses

Students may repeat courses but will only receive credit once toward fulfillment of requirements for a degree.  All grades received for the course (regardless of the number of times repeated) will be used in computing the cumulative GPA, except that a student repeating a course may have the prior grade removed from the cumulative GPA if the following guidelines are met:

1. Only courses taken at LeTourneau in which the student earned the grade of D, F, or WF may be repeated and have the prior grade removed from the cumulative GPA.

2. Courses repeated under this policy must be taken at LeTourneau.

3. If a course is repeated in which a grade of F or WF was previously earned, the grade received when repeated will automatically be recorded and the previous F or WF grade for the course will be removed from the cumulative GPA.

4. If a course is repeated in which a grade of D was previously earned, the student must notify the University Registrar in writing at the time of registration that the course is being repeated and that the previous D grade for the course will be removed from the cumulative GPA.
5. The prior grade that has been removed from the computation of the cumulative GPA will not count toward hours attempted, hours completed, or total grade points, but the course name and original grade will remain on the transcript.

6. Graduation honors will be determined by considering the full cumulative GPA of all course work attempted at LeTourneau, including any courses with grades which have been deleted from the calculation of the cumulative GPA as stated in #3 and #4 above.



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