Frequently asked questions about class schedules

Q:  I'm not sure about the choices that I made at registration in May (or July).  Can I make changes now?
Q:  What is "drop/add"?
Q:  How will I know if I got into the classes I have on my drop/add form?
Q:  I got my course schedule, but there are no rooms shown.  How will I know where my classes are held?
Q:  When will I get my course schedule?
Q:  My final course schedule doesn't have the same classes as what I saw on my original course schedule.  What happened?
Q: I took some AP tests, but haven't gotten the scores yet. What happens if I find out I'm getting credit for something?
Q: I took some college courses while in high school.  How can I get credit transferred to Moravian?

 

Q:  I'm not sure about the choices that I made at registration in May (or July).  Can I make changes now? 

A:  We allow incoming 1st-year students to change their course schedules until August 1.  On August 1, the schedules are printed and sent to the bursar's office.  Students who wish to make schedule changes after this date must wait until the drop-add period.

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Q:  What is "drop/add"?

A:  The drop/add period is the first seven days of classes in the fall or spring term.  During this time, students may attempt to change their course schedules by taking a "Change of Roster" form (often called a drop/add form) to the classes they wish to add.  Students must get the signature of the instructor for all classes they are adding AND dropping, and they must get the signature of their advisor before turning the completed form into the registrar's office.  Once you turn your form into the registrar's office, you will get one copy and the registrar will keep the other.  Please always keep your copy handy until the final grades come in at the end of the term.

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Q:  How will I know if I got into the classes I have on my drop/add form? 

A:  If you have the instructor's signature, you may attend that class.  However, an instructor may choose not to sign the form if the class is already full, if the instructor is keeping a waiting list for spaces, if the student does not meet the prerequisites for the class, or if you are attempting to add the class after the drop/add period has ended. 

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Q:  I got my course schedule, but there are no rooms shown.  How will I know where my classes are held?

A:  Approximately one week before classes begin, the registrar posts the classroom assignments on AMOS, on the registrarís webpage, and also normally on a large bulletin board in the HUB (near the HUB desk)

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Q:  When will I get my course schedule?

A:  All first-year students received a preliminary course schedule at the time of their registration (normally in May or July).  The final schedule, however, is not available until after August 1, and is not released to the student until his or her bill is paid.  Note that we do NOT send out final schedules; instead, the students' schedules are available through AMOS.  Students receive their login and password in May or July.  If your tuition bill is not paid in full by the due date, the bursar will place a "hold" on your AMOS account, and you will not be able to view your schedule.

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Q:  My final course schedule doesn't have the same classes as what I saw on my original course schedule.  What happened?

A:  It is not unusual for the sections of courses to change over the summer.  Sometimes, before the start of classes, the registrar "balances" sections of a course to make sure that the number of students enrolled is fairly equal.  This means that all sections of Spanish 100, for example, should have about the same number of students, rather than one section holding 35 students and another 5.  So it's possible that you were "balanced" into another section of a course between registration time and the time when the schedule was finalized.  If, however, you discover that the actual courses have changed without your prior approval (for example, you were originally in Spanish and now you're in German), then you need to speak with the registrar or one of the academic deans at your earliest convenience.  To reach Dean Skalnik or Dean Traupman-Carr with schedule questions, call 610-861-1348.

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Q: I took some AP tests, but havenít gotten the scores yet.  What happens if I find out Iím getting credit for something? 

A:  If you arranged to have your AP test results sent to Moravian, we will get the scores around the same time you do, in early July.  At that point, the academic deans evaluate the AP test scores, and determine what the course equivalencies are, if any.  For some AP results, you may earn elective credit only; many others equate to specific courses, such as Calculus I or Intro to Psychology.  We will then compare the expected course equivalencies to the courses you selected for the fall; if as a result you need to change your schedule, one of the academic deans will call you to work out a change of schedule.  If you are receiving no credit, or elective credit only, then we will send you a letter about the AP results, but will not contact you for a change of schedule.  If you have any questions, by all means call 610-861-1348.

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Q:  I took some college courses while in high school.  How can I get credit transferred to Moravian?

A:  You need to arrange to have a final, official, sealed transcript sent to Moravian directly from the other institution to our admissions office.  (For any future transfer courses taken after you enroll at Moravian, the transcripts should be sent to our institutional registrar.)  If you took the courses at a regionally accredited institution (for PA, NY, NJ, DE, and MD, that is Middle States), and earned a letter grade of C (not C-) or better, the courses could be eligible for transfer.  There are some other restrictions Ė some topics are never eligible for transfer (for example, College Algebra or real estate).  Once we receive the transcript and evaluate it, we will compare the courses you took to the courses you selected for the fall.  If a schedule change is required as a result, one of the academic deans will call you and help you make the change prior to the start of the fall term. 

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