Category: Registration

World Cultures versus Modern Language

All students are required to meet the World Cultures requirement. The requirement may be met in one of two ways:

WORLD CULTURES: Take UN1002 (4 credits). This is typically taken spring semester of the freshman year. If it is not transferred before a student gets to Michigan Tech, it cannot be transferred.

MODERN LANGUAGE: Take two semesters of a single modern language (French, German, Chinese, or Spanish) along with UN1003 World Cultures Activities. UN1003 and a modern language class are typically taken spring semester of the freshman year. One semester of the modern language (3 credits) plus UN1003 (1 credit) count for World Cultures, the second semester of the modern language (3 credits) counts for HASS distribution requirements.

If you took French, German, or Spanish in high school and are going to take the same modern language at Michigan Tech, you should take the on-line placement test. To do this fill out the form found at the following website (www.hu.mtu.edu/hu_dept/pdfs/mltestreg2011.pdf), then go to the Student Service Center in the Administration Building and pay the $5.00 fee. Once a week, the Humanities Department, will e-mail students a code so they can take the test on-line. If you want to get the code sooner, take your receipt to 319 Walker Arts Building. After completing the test, you will receive your language placement on-line.


Registration

Spring and Summer 2012 registration will open October 27th, 10:00 pm through November 13th, midnight. If you have questions regarding what classes to take, you should make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor.

Registration typically opens each night at 10:00 pm. Due to the large number of students, some days will have two start times, 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm. To find out what day and time you register go to: www.mtu.edu/registrar/pdfs/registration-priority-schedule.pdf.

  • Priority is based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. This does not include the number of credits the student is currently taking.
  • Students may register anytime on or after their scheduled day.
  • The web will be unavailable for registration from 2:00–2:30 am each day.
  • Registration closes at midnight Sunday, November 13 and reopens at 10:00 pm Sunday, November 20.
  • Students with questions or problems should contact the Student Service Center at 487-2319 or e-mail schedule@mtu.edu.

Changing Fall 2011 Schedule

Whether you have decided to change your major, retake a class, or just want classes at different times, you may find yourself wondering if you should change your schedule. Fall 2011 registration will be open most of the summer, with a brief shutdown in mid-July. Before rescheduling classes, make sure that there are seats available in the classes that you intend to switch into. If you are changing your major and are unsure of which classes to take, contact that major’s academic advisor (www.mtu.edu/student-affairs/interests/handbook/academic/advisors/). If you need to get into a class that is full, here are some options:

  1. Check to see if there are open sections that may fit in your schedule if you move other classes. Double check seating availability for all classes that you will need to move before changing your schedule.
  2. Contact the department of the class that is full to see if you can get into the class.
  3. If you cannot get into a class, contact your academic advisor to see what other class you should take.

If a class is full, or you do not have the pre-reqs or there is a major or class restriction, then you will need a waiver to get into the class; contact the department offering the class.


Taking Summer Classes

Taking classes during the summer can help lighten a student’s course load or help the student get back on track. Students may take classes at Michigan Tech or on-line during the summer or at another institution. See the links below for more information:

Before taking a class at another college or university, you should check with the Michigan Tech Transfer Office to be sure that it will transfer as the course you need.


Registration

Fall registration will open March 18th, 10:00 pm through April 4, midnight. If you have questions regarding what classes to take, you should make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor.

Registration typically opens each night at 10:00 pm. Due to the large number of sophomores and juniors, there will be two start times on Wednesday, March 24th and Friday, March 26th at 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm. To find out what day and time you register go to: www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/registration/prepare/.

  • Priority is based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. This does not include the number of credits the student is currently taking.
  • Students may register anytime on or after their scheduled day.
  • The web will be unavailable for registration from 2:00–2:30 am each day.
  • Registration closes at midnight Sunday, April 4th.
  • Forms are available on-line.
    • Grading Option/Credit Change: to take a course as an audit or pass-fail or for variable credit courses.
    • Overload Permission: to take over 18 credits.
    • Special Approval/Restriction Waiver: to wave major, level (undergraduate or graduate), class restriction (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.), pre- or co-requisites, or for special approval.
    • Time/Exam Conflict Permission: to take two courses that have a time conflict.
  • Students with questions or problems should contact the Registrar’s Office at 487-2319 or schedule@mtu.edu.