UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

Class Standing

Class standing is determined by the number of credits earned toward a degree.[20]

First YearFewer than 30 credits

Class Standing Credits
Sophomore 30 through 59 credits
Junior 60 through 89 credits
Senior 90 credits or more

Registration Guidelines – Degree Seeking Students

Full-time Degree Seeking Students may enroll in up to 2-4 courses per term, and part-time students may enroll in 1 course per term. The following registration restrictions apply:

      • Degree Seeking Students who maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥ 3.00 may register and/or be enrolled in up to four (4) courses per term.
      • Degree Seeking Students on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Probation Continued and/or have a CGPA below 2.00 may only register and/or be enrolled in one (1) course per term.

Students whose CGPA falls at the end of a given term to below the minimum CGPA required to be enrolled in the allowed number of courses for the following term, will be required to cancel courses by the first day of the term. Those who fail to meet the requirement to reduce their course load according to the stated policy will be automatically removed from any excess courses by the Office of Student Services.

Students whose CGPA improves at the end of a given term, which would otherwise allow them to register for additional courses for the next term, will not be able to add additional courses during late registration. They will be required to wait until registration opens during the 5th week of the following term to register for the additional number of allowed courses.

Registration Guidelines – UoPeople Foundations

Students studying in UoPeople Foundations who are applying for admission to be a Degree Seeking Student may enroll in up to 2 courses per term. The following registration restrictions apply:

      • Students studying in UoPeople Foundations who maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥ 2.00 may register and/or be enrolled in up to two (2) courses per term.
      • Student studying in UoPeople Foundations who \ have a CGPA below 2.00 may only register and/or be enrolled in one (1) course per term.

Students whose CGPA falls at the end of a given term to below the minimum CGPA required to be enrolled in the allowed number of courses for the following term, will be required to cancel courses by the first day of the term. Those who fail to meet the requirement to reduce their course load according to the stated policy will be automatically removed from any excess courses by the Office of Student Services.

Students whose CGPA improves at the end of a given term, which would otherwise allow them to register for additional courses for the next term will not be able to add additional courses during late registration. They will be required to wait until registration opens during the 5th week of the following term to register for the additional number of allowed courses.

Notes on the Registration Process

University of the People endeavors to fulfill all registration requests. In considering how many courses to take each term, students are reminded that they should carefully consider their other time commitments outside of the University when building their schedules, as each course requires a minimum of 15 hours of study per week; budgeting up to 17 hours a week per course is highly advisable.

Students Applying to be a Degree Seeking Student

During their first term of study, students studying in UoPeople Foundations are registered by the Office of Student Services for two (2) courses:  UNIV 1001 (for the English programs)/UNIVA 1001 (for the Arabic division) Online Education Strategies, plus one additional course.

UNIV 1001 Online Education Strategies/UNIVA 1001 Online Educational Strategies in Arabic is a required core course that all Degree-Seeking Students must take during their first term at UoPeople. Therefore, students wishing to enroll in only one course during their first term must take UNIV 1001 Online Education Strategies.

Students who wish to enroll in one course during their first term may cancel their second course in the UoPeople Portal before the term begins, or drop or withdraw from their second course in the UoPeople Portal once the term has begun.

Late Registration

A few days before each academic term begins, UoPeople opens a late registration period. Students should be aware that a limited number of courses are offered during late registration; therefore, students are discouraged from relying on the late registration period to register for courses.

Late Course Registration dates are listed on the Academic Calendar published above; registration takes place in the UoPeople Portal with the same guidelines and procedures as during the regular registration period.

[20] Students who began their studies at UoPeople prior to Term 1 of the 2012-13 academic year are awarded course credit based on the quarter hour system. First year standing is fewer than 45 quarter credits; sophomore standing 46-89 quarter credits; junior standing 90 through 134 quarter credits; senior standing 135 quarter credits or more.