Registering for Courses


Please note: Registration link is for matriculated students enrolled in a degree program only. You are expected to register for the courses on your degree plan. Any deviation from that plan must be approved by your advisor and recorded on the degree plan in your file. Non-matriculated students will need to register through the Online Prerequisite or Non-matriculated Courses page.

Registration Deadline

For Spring 2020 courses, general registration for returning students opens Monday, November 4, 2019. Spring registration for new APNN students will open on Wednesday, November 20th at noon. 
      • For returning students
        The registration deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019
      • A late registration fee of $50 will be assessed for those returning students who register after the deadline. Those registering more than two weeks after the start of the term will be assessed a late fee of $150. (This includes registrations for Inactive Status, Leave of Absence or Continuation of Enrollment.)

Preregistration Period

Preregistration occurs every semester for the purpose of planning for faculty and space needs for the coming semester. Students are expected to register for courses as early as possible, preferably during the preregistration period.
  • For the summer semester
    Preregistration is held in April
  • For the fall semester
    Preregistration is held in July. 
  • For the spring semester
    Preregistration opens November 4, 2019.  The deadline is December 6, 2019. 
  • If students register for a clinical course less than six weeks before the first class date, it is unlikely that a clinical placement can be arranged that semester.

Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses

  • Last Day to Drop 

    Depends on course start date. Contact the Registrar for details.
    Please note: If you drop the course, it will be completely removed from your academic record. After the deadline to drop a course has passed, you can only withdraw from a course.
  • Last Day to Withdraw

    Depends on course start date. Contact the Registrar for details.

    Please note: If you withdraw from a course, the course remains on your record. The instructor will assign a grade of WP (passing at time of withdrawal) or WE (failing at time of withdrawal) based on your course performance to date.
  • Once the semester begins, web registration is closed. Written notification is required to drop a course by downloading and completing the drop/add form or notifying the registrar in writing. Prior to the start of classes, you can drop a class with no penalty. Your account will be refunded the full cost of the course and the course will be completely removed from your academic record. (This does not apply to Online Prerequisite (Fast Track) courses)

    After the course withdrawal deadline, the course remains on the academic record and the course instructor assigns a grade based on the course's usual grading criteria. For courses that do not run the full term, the drop and withdrawal deadlines will be adjusted accordingly.

Refund Schedule if Dropping/Withdrawing from a Course

Regardless of whether or not you are dropping or withdrawing from a course, after class begins there is a prorated refund schedule in effect that may impact your account.

Please see the School of Nursing's Refund Schedule for information. This refund policy is applicable to all students including those with University Tuition Waivers, so that those with tuition benefits are then responsible for a balance of the tuition.

Please contact the Registrar for drop and withdrawal dates for summer courses or any other course that does not follow the standard fourteen-week semester. For Online Prerequisite courses, there is no refund once you are given access to the course material.

Continuous Enrollment Requirement

Matriculated students must maintain continuous enrollment by registering for at least one course at the University of Rochester each fall and spring semester. If this is not possible, contact the Registrar's Office (HWH 1-126), to request NUR 300, Inactive Status (Baccalaureate students) or NUR 985, Leave of Absence (Graduate students). Consult your advisor before making this decision. A Change of Status Form must be completed. For students enrolled in more than one program, registering for a course in either program meets the continuous enrollment requirement for both programs.

Compliance Issues

Students who are not "in compliance" will not be allowed to begin or continue in their programs until all requirements have been fulfilled.

All University of Rochester School of Nursing students are required to complete the appropriate health history form and have subsequent yearly updates on file at University Health Service (UHS) containing up-to-date immunizations and flu vaccination.

Before initial registration, accepted students are also required to:

    • Complete a Background Check
    • Complete all assigned modules in the School of Nursing Compliance course in Blackboard.

The School of Nursing requires that all students enrolled in the Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses, master's, and post-master's programs complete a CPR course (specifically, BLS for the Healthcare Provider through The American Heart Association). All other certifications will not be accepted.

In addition to the above requirements, RN to BS, Master's, and Post-Master's students, are required to provide the School of Nursing with a copy of their current RN license.

University of Rochester Tuition Benefits

If you’re an employee of the University of Rochester and are eligible for tuition benefits you may register for courses as usual. The tuition waiver application alone does not register you for a course. Tuition waiver applications should be signed by a supervisor and submitted to Human Resources. You should keep a copy for your records prior to submitting it.

Courses covered under the University of Rochester 's tuition benefits plan must be completed with a satisfactory grade in order for the course to be paid for by the University. Courses that are not dropped prior to the first day of classes will be paid for by the student according to the School of Nursing's refund schedule.

In addition, taking an incomplete in a course will result in the course not being paid for until the course is complete, late fees and account holds may result. University of Rochester tuition benefits are limited to courses completed within six months after the end of the course.

Please note: If you are utilizing tuition benefits for graduate or non-credit courses, your courses may be taxable. Please visit the Taxability of Employee Tuition Benefits webpage for information to help you determine whether graduate tuition assistance benefits are taxable and how much tax will be withheld from your paycheck.

All School of Nursing courses follow the University of Rochester policy for assignment of credit hours. The university policy is based on US Department of Education and New York State Education Department (NYSED) guidelines. Access the university policy.