Matriculated students are those who have been admitted as candidates for a degree. A nonmatriculated student is one who has not been admitted as a degree candidate but has received approval to register for credit courses.

Classification of Students

Class standing is determined by the number of credits the student has completed.

Year or Classification Credits Completed
First Year 0-29
Sophomore 30-59
Junior 60-91
Senior 92-123
Graduation 124

Official Registration

Students must register according to the schedule provided in their registration materials before attending any course. Registration information is made available to each student well before official registration for an upcoming term.

Late Registration

A late registration period is held prior to the beginning of classes each semester.

Course Changes

Students may change their course schedules with their dean or through the internet registration system by adding/dropping until the deadline specified in the academic calendar.

Registration in Other Fordham Schools

As part of their degree program, students may register for courses in the other undergraduate schools of Fordham University at any campus, with the permission of their advising dean.

Except in unusual circumstances, students are expected to take at least 60 percent of their courses in their home school, through evening, weekend, or online study.

Seniors may take an introductory course in one of the graduate schools of the University with the approval of the graduate chairperson.

Credit/Course Load

Full-time status is achieved by registering for 12 or more credits per semester.

The typical course load in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies for undergraduate students is two or three courses per term. Many students vary their course loads from one term to the next or take an occasional term off, based on changing personal, employment or family responsibilities—in such cases, students should consult with their advising dean.