About SJU & Registration
Participating in Transfer/New Student Orientation is voluntary but it will assist you has you transition into the SJU community. You will have the opportunity to meet new transfer students, SJU administration, and staff that will assist you as begin the semester.
Yes, please contact the CAS Advising Support Center staff to change your major. All changes must be submitted prior to the end of the add/drop period.
The Associate Deans in Arts & Sciences & the Haub School of Business review transfer student syllabi to determine transfer equivalencies. If you have specific questions about our transfer policy, contact SJU Admissions.
Students interested in medical school or allied health programs should discuss their plans with a member of the CAS Advising Support Center staff to ensure that your first semester schedule allows you to fit in any necessary courses. Once you’re on-campus, you should plan to meet with the Health Professions Advisor, Connie O’Hara, so that she can help you determine how to fit your pre-requisite courses into your graduation plan.
Students are assigned an advisor based on major; undeclared students are assigned an advisor who has expertise working with undeclared students.. Typically, students have the same faculty advisor through their time at SJU, although assignments may change if a faculty member is on sabbatical.
Shawn Krahmer, PhD (Humanities), Jean Smolen, Ph.D. (Math & Natural Science) Matthew Anderson, Ph.D. (Social Sciences). Associate Deans assist with a variety of student academic issues including, assisting students with family emergency or significant obstacles in your academic life. Pre-approvals for transfer course work at other universities and permission for Leave of Absence from the university.
Students meet with faculty advisors to review courses and progress toward graduation. The PIN number requirement helps students stay on track.
When you receive your acceptance information from SJU you will receive contact information for the CAS Advising Support Center staff who will assist you with your registration.
Add/drop allows students to make changes to their course schedule during the first two weeks of each semester. The add/drop period happens during the first two weeks of the semester. The dates are posted on the SJU academic calendar and our website.
A “drop” can be done only during the add/drop period and the course will not appear on your transcript. Once the add/drop period is over, students may withdraw from a course-with faculty advisor approval, before the withdrawal deadline ( after midterm grades).
Contact SJU Admissions and confirm your application status or you log into the New Hawks Portal on the Nest to complete the steps to begin the process.
Classes & Scheduling
Yes, students complete 40 (38 for Biology majors) to meet the requirements for graduation. Completing five courses allows you to stay on track.
We cannot guarantee that the course schedule will accommodate your work needs, but we will provide several options to assist you as you try to balance the demands of work and school.
Day Division students cannot take online classes during the Fall & Spring semesters, but a combination of online and in-person classes would be possible during our summer sessions. Online Philosophy & Theology/Religious Studies courses are not allowed for Day Division students.
SJU students are required to take five classes each semester. Taking courses everyday will balance out your schedule.
Depending on your major & class availability, you may have early or late classes. Most students take an 8am class at least once during their time at SJU! If you are a commuter student, please let the Advising Support Staff know.
In SJU’s Biology major, students begin by taking both Biology & Chemistry in their first semester. Let the Advising Support Center know if you have concerns about taking both sciences in your first semester.
Contact the CAS Advising Support Center, a member of the staff will review your Degree Works information and confirm adjustments to your Degree Works page.
Contact the CAS Advising Support Center, a member of the staff will review your Degree Works information and answer any additional questions you may have regarding Degree Works.
Please contact SJU Admissions to confirm receipt of your final transcripts from your previous institution. Once your transcript information is received, SJU Admissions will update your Degree Works information.