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Registration Office, LSB 1st Floor, (808) 675-3736

https://registrar.byuh.edu/

Students who were enrolled as regular or part-time students during the previous semester or term have the ability to process their registration on-line on the BYU–Hawaii website (See academic calendar in this catalog or on the website). Prior to registration, students must be free from any registration restrictions. Students who were enrolled only in Educational Outreach must apply for admission or readmission to register for regular classes. Applications for admission must be submitted within the published deadlines in order to register. Careful attention must also be given by all degree-seeking students to general education and major graduation requirements. Though students may receive advice from faculty, academic advisors or the Student Development Center, they are personally and directly responsible for meeting their graduation requirements.

For information regarding religion course registration, please see the Religious Education section in this catalog.

Attendance in classes without official registration is not permitted and will result in forfeiture of any right or credit in that class by later examination. A student is not considered registered unless all phases of admissions and registration involved have been satisfactorily accomplished.

A $10 fee is charged to the student's account for each class dropped after the first four days of a semester, unless such change is made necessary by administrative action. This will also include dropping a second session (block) class after the first four days of the semester.


Allotment of Semesters in Residence

See Allotment of Semesters in Residence page

Credit Hour Definition

BYU-Hawaii defines a credit hour as (1) Fifteen hours of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week, or the equivalent amount of work over a different length of time; or

(2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.


Registration Procedure

Every student attending classes at BYU–Hawaii must register and pay tuition. Students should refer to the academic calendar and instructions online to be certain they follow procedures and meet deadlines as needed to be able to use the web registration. Upon registration online, students may print a listing of their class schedule and tuition charge. Registration is finalized by payment of tuition. New international non-native English speakers will register on campus after completion of placement testing. Students must finalize all loans, scholarships, awards, etc., at the Financial Aid Office. MMR/Health Restrictions must be cleared prior to registration.


Registering for Courses with P and NP Grades

P is used to indicate the successful completion of a course taken on the pass/not-pass option. This option is available to students at the University as a means of encouraging study outside the chosen major and is limited to one course per semester or term. An elective course, a course for which credit is received by examination, and any course specifically designated may utilize the pass/not-pass option. Classes in the student's major (with some exceptions), religion, general education, or EIL classes may not be taken with this option. Students electing this option will be given the P grade if their work in the course is rated as equivalent to C or better. If the work is not rated at this level, NP will appear on the permanent record. The P and NP are not included in the computation of the grade point average. Students who desire to register for courses with the Pass/Not Pass option may do so by submitting a request on an add form with the proper approval to the Registrar's Office. Some classes do not allow P/NP and will, therefore not accept a P/NP designation. Pass/Not Pass option is available up to the third day of the semester/term. Courses taken as Pass/Not Pass are not included in the computation of grade point average for Honor Roll distinction.


Changes in Registration (Add/Drop)

Changes in registration may be made without charge through the first four school days. To minimize changes in registration, students should exercise great care in planning their schedules and should register early for classes.

When a change in registration becomes necessary, students may continue to use the computer registration system to drop classes and to add classes that are not closed through the fourth day of classes without instructor's or academic advisor's signatures.

The only way to add a closed class during the Add/Drop period is for a student to obtain the instructor's permission, indicated by a signature on the add/drop form and submit it to their academic advisor or the Registrar's Office for processing by the fourth day of the semester.

After the computer add/drop system closes the Add/Drop period is over. During the one week Exceptions Period (the 7 days after the Add/Drop period is over), classes may be added by permission of the faculty as indicated on the add/drop form which should be turned into the Registrar's Office. Classes may be dropped until the Withdraw period begins. A $10 fee will be charged for each class dropped after the first four days of school, including second session (block) classes. Adding a class after the Exceptions Period requires either the additional permission of the Dean or an appeal to the Academic Exceptions Committee.

It is the student's responsibility to drop a class, withdraw from a class after the drop period is finished, or discontinue from the University to avoid receiving an F on his/her academic record for not completing the class requirements. Classes will not be dropped for lack of payment. Students should be sure to discontinue if they do not attend to avoid receiving an F for a class that they did not attend.


Course Numbering System

Courses are numbered according to the following system:

  • Below 100: Pre-college level courses
  • 100 and 200: Courses primarily for freshmen and sophomores
  • 300 and 400: Courses primarily for juniors and seniors
  • 500: Courses primarily for advanced seniors and candidates for the professional certificate/diploma

Students will be best served if they closely follow this schedule.

Please note that section numbers of a given course may also contain additional information. Modes of Instruction at BYU-Hawaii:

Online-only (sec. 300) = can be done completely online, no on-campus components

On-campus sections:

On-campus online (sec. 200) = not completely online, has on-campus components

Hybrid (sec. 100) = not completely online, has on-campus components and a scheduled place and time, some meetings may be online

In Person (sec. 1, 2, 3) = has on-campus and online components, has a scheduled place and time


Withdrawal from a Class

Any student withdrawing from individual classes after the drop period and during the withdrawal period (see the academic calendar for deadlines) must contact the instructor of the class with the appropriate form and complete the withdrawal procedure. No withdrawals are permitted after the established deadline. Based on the student's academic performance to that date, the professor will assign either a W (passing at the time of withdrawal) or WF (failing at the time of withdrawal). A student who does not withdraw properly will receive an F grade. The WF is also calculated as a failing grade and may affect a student's academic standing.


Discontinue from the University (Complete Withdrawal)

Discontinuing from the University consists of withdrawing from ALL classes in a semester or term. It is recommended that students counsel with instructors, academic advisors, financial aid counselors, international student counselors (for international students), or members of the Counseling Center before making the decision to discontinue. Students discontinuing their entire registration at the University are able to apply for discontinuance through the Request Discontinuance page in Student Self Service in the mybyuh application.

Students who leave school with no notification to the University will be automatically discontinued after one semester without registration. Any student discontinued will be required to reapply for admission.

All students leaving for an extended period, no matter the reason, should discontinue enrollment and then reapply for admission. Former students in good academic, ecclesiastical, and financial standing with the University should be readmitted without issue. Detailed instructions on how to reapply are available at the www.BeSmart.com website.

For information on Discontinuance, please see the sections under Cashiers Office and Discontinuance-Tuition Charge/Refund under the Tuition and Fees page.


Leave Semester

Continuing students who wish to take a semester off but not discontinue may apply for an Annual Leave Semester. Those who will be leaving for more than a semester should normally discontinue and reapply. The exception to this will be those who will be leaving to serve a mission. They may indicate their release date and be granted a Leave of Absence that will allow them to return the semester after their mission is completed.

Students on a Leave Semester may not live in on-campus housing or have health benefits from BYU-Hawaii.

Those who will be gone for just one semester will not need to reapply to take classes the semester following the Leave but instead will be term activated so they can register themselves and they will be expected to enroll in classes on campus when they return. International students who are in the U.S. on a visa can only have Leave status if they have just completed the two semesters prior to the leave in-residence.  If they return to their home country during the Leave Semester they cannot be out of the United States for more than 5 months without renewing their visa.

Those who do stay in the U.S. may not live on campus and they must have proof of insurance that covers them when they are not on-campus at BYU-Hawaii in order to be in the U.S. legally. Be aware that international students who are away from campus for a semester may not work in the U.S.  except on campus (BYUH or PCC) without being in an academic work program such as a University-approved internship. (The number of Leave semesters will be limited.)


Repeated Classes

BYU-Hawaii Classes: If a student chooses to repeat a class, they may repeat up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. It is important to recognize that the most recent grade will replace the previous grade, whether it is higher or lower.

Transfer Credit: In order for a transfer grade to be replaced, the student must repeat that course at the institution where the original course was taken and then transfer the credit to BYU–Hawaii.

A course repeated at an institution other than the one at which it was taken originally and other than at BYU–Hawaii will not be counted as a repeat. When a class has been repeated, the most recent grade and credit hours will be used in computing the grade point average.

If a class taken at a different institution is repeated at BYU-Hawaii the transfer record of the previous class will be adjusted to show it as an elective class. This will allow the student to receive credit for the previous class, but avoid problems with the calculations of repeated classes. If a class taken from BYU-Hawaii Distance Learning is repeated once the student is matriculated at BYUH then the class will be treated as a repeat of a BYU-Hawaii class and the most recent grade will replace the previous grade, whether it is higher or lower. 

 

Limited Credit in One Semester or Term

An undergraduate student in good standing may register for as many as 18 hours of credit in any one semester or 9 hours in a term by following the regular registration procedure. Hours taken in excess of 18 per semester or 9 per term are considered overload. Students who have completed 15 or more hours of college work and who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (or a GPA of 3.50 in the previous semester) may register for overload with the consent of their dean. Off-campus courses, those audited, and those taken through Educational Outreach constitute a part of the student's total registration.


Classes Taken by Audit

Audit classes must be indicated on the Class Request Form or the Add/ Delete/Drop with the instructor and academic advisors approval submitted to the Registrar's Office. These classes will appear as a "V" on the student's transcript and do not affect a student's grade point average. Students must be officially enrolled to be eligible to attend classes. (The charge for auditing classes is the same as for credit classes.) Students who wish to audit a class (take a course without receiving any credit for it) may register or add the class on the first day of the semester or term with the Registrar's Office.


Classification of Students

Regular Students

Regular students are classified for registration in degree-granting programs and for other academic purposes as follows:

Credit hours earned

Classification

0-29

Freshman

30-59

Sophomore

60-89

Junior

90 and over

Senior

Regular students who register for fewer than 12 semester hours in a semester (6 semester hours in a term) are designated, part-time students.