Registration in UNIV 500, Continuing Enrollment, is available to graduate students who do not need to register in a class but need access to University resources such as Library privileges or to maintain an active student status. Students may register in this course multiple times. The $37.50 course fee does not cover health insurance or fitness center privileges. Graduate students who began in Fall 2015 and later are required to be continuously enrolled until graduation per the Graduate Student Continuous Enrollment Policy. The requirement begins once you have begun your culminating project or completed all course enrollments. If you have no other credit hours required for your degree, you can enroll in UNIV 500 Continuing Enrollment, which keeps your enrollment status active, your e-ID and email active, and provides you access to the Library services. While you can register for UNIV 500 semester-by-semester, we strongly encourage you to sign-up for automatic enrollment using the Graduate Student Request Form, which is available online. If you complete your degree requirements but fail to be enrolled continuously as required, you will be assessed relevant fees prior to release of your diploma and transcript. An exception to this policy may be requested through the same request form.
In general, graduate students do not need to complete an overload or underload form to enroll below the term minimum or maximum. However, students who hold a graduate assistantship must complete an overload/underload form with the Graduate Studies and Research Office. International students and students with financial aid should refer to the appropriate office to ensure compliance with any necessary enrollment requirements.
Registration in courses with restrictions (pre-requisites or limited to specific majors) must be approved by your advisor.
SIUE undergraduate students may request permission to register in graduate-level courses for application toward a SIUE graduate degree program by completing a Graduate Student Request Form. Students must be in their final semester of undergraduate study and have applied to a master's degree program. The approval of the instructor, Graduate Program Director, and Registrar are required prior to registration. Courses numbered 500-level and above are graduate-level courses. 400-level courses listed in Chapter 3 of the Graduate Catalog are approved for graduate credit.
Some courses may be taken for credit more than once if stipulated in Chapter 3 of the Graduate Catalog. For example: an independent study class for 1-3 credit hours of registration may be taken again up to 6 credit hours if so designated.
If you have questions regarding whether a course can be dropped, please contact your advisor or Graduate Records.
If you are an international student or have financial aid including graduate assistantships, please contact the appropriate office.