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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

Adding, Dropping, Repeating, or Auditing a Course

Adding a Course

Once registration for a semester begins, students can add courses online at my.laboure.edu until the first day of classes for that semester. During the Add/Drop Period, students can add courses by contacting the Welcome Center or the Registrar's Office. Once a course has begun, students must have the professor’s permission to enroll. Students cannot be added to a course after the Add/Drop Period.

Withdrawal from a Course

Students must notify the Registrar's Office in writing of their intention to drop any course(s) prior to the published last day to withdraw from courses to avoid a failing grade for the course. Tuition refunds depend on the refund policy, not the withdrawal deadline. The last day to withdraw for each semester is published in the Academic Calendar.

Students thinking about withdrawing from a course are encouraged to contact their Academic Advisor to discuss options. If the student would like to proceed with withdrawing from the course, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the Registrar's Office by email of their intention to do so.

Any courses dropped during the Add/Drop Period will not appear on the student transcript. Any course withdrawn after the Add/Drop Period will earn a “W,” which will appear on the student transcript.

It is not sufficient to simply stop attending the class, or to inform the professor of the intention to withdraw. Failure to withdraw formally by notifying the Registrar's Office, or withdrawing after the published deadline, will result in submission of a grade based on the coursework completed.

Withdrawal from a Course: Division of Nursing Additional Information

A student will be dismissed from the nursing program if he or she is unsuccessful (less than 77% or withdraw while failing) in two nursing courses. This includes failure of the same nursing course twice and/or failure of two different nursing courses. If a student is unsuccessful (less than 77% or withdraw while failing) in two science courses, then the student submits an application to repeat the course for a third attempt, and is reviewed by the Academic Progression Review Committee. If the APRC denies the request, the student is then dismissed.

See Division of Nursing Student Handbook for additional information, available through the Division of Nursing.

Repeating a Course

Students are allowed to repeat a course once without permission. If a student seeks to repeat a course a second time, then the student must complete the Application to Repeat a Course Form located online at my.laboure.edu or at the Welcome Center. This form will include an explanation of the circumstances for the request. The decision to approve requests to repeat any course will be made by the Division Chair or Dean or the Academic Progression Review Committee. The Division Chair or Dean or the Academic Progression Review Committee will notify the Registrar's Office of any approvals made in order for the student to be enrolled in the course. Withdrawal from a course counts as an attempt. The decision of the Division Chair or Dean or Academic Progression Review Committee is final. 

Repeating a Course: Division of Nursing Additional Information

Students are allowed to repeat a science or nursing course only once. Students may request to repeat a course a third time, due to extenuating circumstances. See extenuating circumstance policy in the Division of Nursing Student Handbook, available through the Division of Nursing. Any student who is not approved to repeat a course by the Academic Progression Review Committee or who does not achieve a passing grade in any subsequent science or nursing course will be dismissed from the nursing program. The outcome of the Academic Progression Review Committee is final. 

Auditing a Course

Students may audit a course on a space-available basis. There is a reduced fee for auditing. Auditing is not available in professional courses. Students will need permission of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the Division Chairperson or Dean, and the professor to audit a course. Credit is not awarded for audited courses. Changing from audit to credit must be accomplished with the first six hours of the course. Full tuition will then be charged.