What is the minimum courseload for full time students?
12 to 17 credits is considered full time.
What is the maximum courseload students may take?
The maximum number of credits allowed is twenty. The Registrar’s Office reviews the records of students requesting an overload. A 3.25 grade point average is required to overload.
Do students pay extra for taking an overload?
Tuition costs are the same for 12 to 17 credits. Students must pay extra tuition for every credit over 17 credits excluding ensembles. Music lessons are billed at a separate rate.
Do musical ensembles count toward graduation requirements?
No, musical ensembles do not count toward the 126 credits required for graduation.
Do students need an instructor’s signature to register for a course that has not yet begun?
Yes. Instructors have access to their class rosters on the web and students must acquire signatures for dropping and adding courses.
How do students register for Tri-college classes?
Students may register by filling out a tri-college registration form in the Registrar’s Office. Students must also be full time at Concordia to register for a tri-college course.
Can freshman and sophomores take upper level courses?
Yes and no. The upper level religion requirement must be taken during a student’s junior or senior year. Co-ops (numbered 390) are also limited to juniors and seniors. Other upper level courses may have prerequisites, but there is nothing preventing a well-prepared student from taking a 300-level course in their sophomore year.
Do I have to take the Inquiry Seminar course my first semester?
Yes. It will lay the groundwork that other courses will extend and develop.
What is the language requirement?
Students must complete the second semester of a world language to complete the core W requirement.
If a student repeats a course does the course appear on the transcript twice?
A course is never deleted from a student’s transcript; however if a course is repeated, the second grade, whether higher or lower, will be figured into the GPA. Courses may be repeated if the student has earned a grade of C- or below, or a U, and if space permits.
Can a student take a course in his/her major as a pass/fail?
The purpose of the pass-fail option is to encourage students to try courses in fields other than their major or minor. Students may take a maximum of 8 credits or their equivalent (including transfer credits) on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory (S-U) basis; no more than 4 credits per department can be graded on an S-U basis, and a course taken for a grade of S-U cannot satisfy any of the liberal arts Core course requirements. For more information, see your adviser or the Office of the Registrar.