Registration FAQ

FORMS

If needing to register in person rather than online, registration forms are available on SpartanWeb on the Registration Forms page.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Use the Course Search link on the SpartanWeb home page for a live view of the schedule. A printable copy of the schedule is available on www.ut.edu/schedule. It is the student's responsibility to use The University of Tampa Course Catalog in conjunction with this course schedule to check for course prerequisites and co-requisites. Check under "Dates" to determine whether a course meets first seven weeks, second seven weeks or the full semester.

ADVISOR'S REGISTRATION CLEARANCE

To register online for Fall or Spring semester undergraduate courses, visit your advisor who will check you off electronically to clear you to register.An advisor's registration clearance is not necessary to register for summer classes. Graduate students do not need their advisor's clearance to register for any term.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

Consult The University of Tampa Catalog from the year the course is being offered for course prerequisite and co-requisite information. Catalogs are available online. You may be removed from classes for which you are registered if you have not met the prerequisites. If dropped due to lacking a prerequisite, you will receive an email at your UT email address.

WAITLIST available for Closed classes

Once a course section has closed, a waitlist will be created for the section. When you try to register for a class that is closed, you’ll have the option to join the waitlist if you have the prerequisites and do not have a time conflict. If a seat in the waitlisted class opens and you are eligible, the system will add the section to your schedule and send you a message. Joining a waitlist does not result in billing until you are added to the section. If you decide that you no longer want the section, but have joined the waitlist, you must drop from the waitlist. Joining a waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the section. You should actively watch for open seats that may meet your needs. Depending on waitlist activity, we may add seats or whole sections. If we are unable to accommodate waitlist requests for a section, we may cancel your waitlist registration and tell you to find alternative options. If you are not successful in adding the waitlisted class, you should look for an alternative course or speak with your faculty advisor to find additional options. Your faculty advisor may choose to assist by contacting the department chair when the waitlisted class is critical to final graduation requirements or progress in the major. The department chair is unlikely to honor a request for a seat when there are open sections of the same class. If you join a waitlist, you must be sure to check your Spartan email regularly for information about your waitlist status.

REPEATING UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Under certain conditions, course repeats are permitted for courses in which the student has previously been awarded the grade of "CD," "D," "F," "NF"only. See the University of Tampa Catalog for details about the University's forgiveness policy. Forms for requesting grade forgiveness are available in the Academic Advising Office and the Registrar's Office. The forgiveness policy does not apply to graduate studies.

AIR FORCE ROTC/NAVAL ROTC

Air Force ROTC and Naval ROTC courses are open only to students enrolled in the Air Force or Naval ROTC programs with the University of South Florida (USF). Most Air Force ROTC courses and all Naval ROTC courses are conducted on the campus of the University of South Florida. Such courses count as part of the student's University of Tampa class load. All rules and procedures, including the Academic Calendar contained in this schedule, should be observed when registering for Air Force or Naval ROTC courses. The University of Tampa exam schedule, however, does not apply to Air Force or Naval ROTC courses. All Air Force ROTC members must attend Fitness Classes at USF. Permission from the USF Air Force ROTC program (813-974-3367) is required for registration in AFR classes. Permission from the USF Naval ROTC program (813-974-4789) is required for registration in NAV classes.

DROPPING CLASSES vs. WITHDRAWING FROM CLASSES

The deadline to drop a course is 3 p.m. on the date listed on the Academic Calendar. Courses can be dropped via SpartanWeb or in the Registrar's Office up until the end of the drop/add period.Students on financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to dropping classes. After that deadline, students must officially withdraw from a class through the Registrar's Office by completing a course withdrawal form. A student who decides not to attend a class, but does not follow the official drop procedure, will receive a grade "F" for each course and will incur full financial responsibility. Students who officially withdraw from a 14-week class by the deadline stated in the Academic Calendar will receive a grade of "W" on each course dropped, and billed a $25 withdrawal fee. Students may not withdraw from classes after the published date. Students who withdraw from classes are not permitted to continue to attend. Separate dates apply to seven-week courses: see the Academic Calendar.

COMPLETE WITHDRAWALS

A student who decides to withdraw completely from the University should process a complete withdrawal form in the Academic Advising Office.

CLASS CHANGES/ROOM ASSIGNMENTS 

The University of Tampa reserves the right to cancel any class listed. All official changes (time, room and instructor) to the schedule can be viewed on the Live Schedule on SpartanWeb. Print your schedule from SpartanWeb just before classes begin, as class room assignments may change.

ABSENCES

It is University policy that each instructor, according to the needs of his or her classes, may maintain attendance rules. Each student should be familiar with the attendance policies of his or her instructors. The faculty administers these rules and questions should be directed to them. Students who stop participating in class without officially withdrawing from the class will receive a "NF" grade for the course, which is equivalent to "F."

APPLYING FOR GRADUATION

Apply to graduate on the SpartanWeb Academics tab at the start of the semester you are completing. This gets your name in the commencement program and gives ample time to review spelling or to make changes. Your diploma will be printed from this application.

All undergraduate students planning to graduate must complete a 90-hour review with the Academic Advising Office and should do so prior to applying to graduate. If you have started your last semester and not yet initiated your 90-hour review, contact the Academic Advising office immediately. All graduate students complete a degree application with their advisor in addition to applying to graduate on SpartanWeb.

UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER COURSES

New Students: An official evaluation of your transfer credits will be completed prior to the start of the term, assuming all official final transcripts for off-campus work have been received by the Admissions Office at least 30 days prior to the start of the term. Transfer credits are posted on SpartanWeb.

Continuing Students: If you are planning to study off-campus, submit a Transient Student Status form available in the Registrar's Office or on SpartanWeb on the Registration Forms and Info page. This form must be signed by both the chairperson of the department in which you wish to study and by your faculty advisor, and then returned to the Registrar's Office prior to taking courses. Transfer credits are posted on SpartanWeb.

DECLARING YOUR MAJOR

Students are encouraged to declare their major before the end of their sophomore year. Declaration of major takes place in the Academic Advising Office, North Walker Hall.